By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey | Voltaonlinegh.com |
After a long Christmas break, the Volta Regional Handball League returns this Saturday, March 2, 2019 with week 5 fixtures at the Ho Sports Stadium.
The School cum community club leagues which has overstayed its recess was due to the late resumption of some schools, writing of mock exams, as well as the unavailability of referees who were officiating national games.
One other core factor which kept the league on recess as some players were hungry for action was the non-payment of affiliation fees from clubs which had hindered the Organising Committee from releasing fixtures.
Although some clubs have still not paid, fixtures for week 5 of the second edition of the league will see Sonrise lock horns with Unique Stars in the women encounter at 11:30am.
Sonrise who after their participation in the gala to usher in the league had played 2 matches in their first appearance and won against Mawuli in week 2, will be facing a side that is also making their debut.
The matches continue with Sonrise men against Stars of Asha at 1:00pm.
Unique Stars will then bounce back to the court at 3:00pm, to be tested by Ho Technical University whose first match against Mawuko on December 1, postponed due to poor visibility.
Meanwhile, the Volta Handball Referees Association has named referees for the upcoming matches on Saturday.
With Chairman, Theophilus Quarmyne as the match delegate, Samuel Husunukpoe, Isaac Ahashie, Elizabeth Sam, Gabriel Amewornuble, Sanni Bayor Evans Afezuke and Alfred Agrah are all to report at the stadium for a briefing at 10am before the matches begin.
With the resumption of the league, the Organising Committee together with the executives of the Volta Regional Handball Association (VRHA) is hopeful of getting sponsors on board.
The maiden edition which saw a single round robin matches had Stars of Asha men and TERESCO women winning the league.
It is the belief of the VRHA that more community clubs will be formed as players leave the various second cycle and tertiary institutions to enable the league run effectively without many breaks.