The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) men’s Roll ball team are the winners of the Coaches Cup (2020) after beating Glory Outreach Assembly (GOA) in a pulsating match that ended in a 6-3 scoreline.
The two-day tournament held at Kaloleni, Nairobi County, saw JKUAT finish the tournament with an unbeaten record with the ladies team putting up a spirited fight. They however lost at the semifinals.
According to the men’s team Captain, Choti Joshua, their unbeaten record was due to their hard work and commitment.
“We have been training hard during practice and our commitment has eventually paid off,” Choti asserted.
JKUAT who are also the current defending national league champions, Choti added, has produced some good players like Anthony Obudho, who featured in the Kenyan National Team that represented Kenya at the World Cup held in India in 2015.
The tournament also saw JKUAT produce the Best Player, Judith Rop and Top Scorer, Boniface Ndura in the ladies’ and men’s teams, respectively.
The JKUAT team is gearing up to fiercely defend the Coaches Cup come this year’s tournament.
Roll ball is a game played between two teams; each team consists of five players, along with a goaltender (goalkeeper), employing unique combinations of roller skates, basketball, handball and throw ball techniques, with the ball held in one hand or both hands while passing to another player, whilst repeatedly bouncing it on the ground. The game was invented by Pune based Raju Dabhade in 2003, India.
At JKUAT, the game was first introduced in 2014 but it was until 2017 that the first team was formed.