Under 20 Handball national team coach Andrew Kalunga has revealed that his team has kept high morale as they prepare for Africa Cup in Morocco next month.

Coach Kalunga also said the results he collected in Kigali, Rwanda where a mandatory tournament for the top six countries in Africa was held, were evidence his side would win the Africa Cup.
“We competed very well in Kigali and managed to win games that saw us finish third. Most of my players got injured as some countries were very rough. My boys and girls were of the right age while other countries sneaked in older players but that did not worry us. We took each game seriously despite the injuries that were inflicted on us. Even as we train for Africa Cup, the morale is ever high and you can tell that they are having fun as they train,” said Kalunga.

Meanwhile, the coach also said one of his top players Peter Sakala was still nursing a leg and shoulder injury he sustained in Kigali. “He is a top player and his absence is felt by not only me but his teammates as well. These players have created a bond so they are used to playing together. It is one of the reasons they win. They share a lot of things even off the court. Love resides in this team yet they are not seniors. I’m positive Peter will be back on his feet soon and will not make him defy the medical advice of resting until he recovers,” summed Kalunga.

The team will leave for Morocco on 2nd September and will stay there from 3rd to 23rd September, 2018.