The Greater Accra Handball Assciation on Saturday wrapped up the first round of the 2021 GAHLCA League Cup Knockouts with 5 matches at the Prisons Handball Court.
Out of the 5 matches there was 2 game in the women division between Prisons and Kasland and Winneba Unique Fingers came face to face with Ghana Fire
Prisons women won by 40-14 scoreline with Prisons number 4 emerging goal queen with 12goals.
Winneba Unique Fingers took on Ghana Fire Service in the last women game of the first Knockout stage. The Fante giants and second runner-up of the 2021 GAHLCA Championship quenched the Fighters from the beginning of the game to the end with 30-13 scoreline. WUF’s number 4 was the goal queen with 12goals.
Kasoa base Kasland began the men’s division against Kaneshie Royals. Kasland ended the first half with a goal deficit. The second half of the game was a tough as both sides were determined to qualify but Kasland leveled the second line which saw 10 minutes of the game half in draw. They fought hard and brushed aside Kaneshie Royals with a final scoreline of 21-18 and booked a place in the quarter finals. 8goals from Kaneshie number 17 was the highest score. It will be on record as their first major victory.
2019 International Gala Champions battled it out with Winneba Unique Fingers later in the afternoon and lost to them in the first half with a goal difference of four (13-17).
Fast breaks, stealing of balls with good defence was the order of the game in the second half. It was a tensed atmosphere as both teams were technically good, physically strong with good speed which gave the referees some good run of the day.
The 2019 Central Regional Handball League Champions fell flat to their opponent in the dying minutes which paved way for them to turn the table in their favor with the same dose of goal deficit in the first half.
Cantonment crusied to the quarter finals with a scoreline of 30-26. In all, thirteen 7meters were awarded to team Cantonment, WUF on the other hand had one 7meters.
The final game was between Ghana Fire Service and Osu Fingers. Fire carried the day by winning 32-21.
By: Nana Adwoa Kwofie