After competitive bidding by various African countries, Kenya was given the privilege of hosting the African Tchoukball Championships 2016 from the 18th to the 21st of August. The event took place at the Starehe Boys Centre and School and was attended by people from all walks of life. The event had the participation of 5 countries; Cameroon, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and the host Kenya participating with two teams. After 15 amazing and intense matches, the squad of Cameroon got crowned as the African Championship 2016, in the final with Uganda with the score of 76x33.
Kenya finished in 4th place after a victory of 46x28 with Tanzania. Rwanda finished in third place in the general classification.
The African Tchoukball Championships aimed at engaging more people to ensure that tchoukball is spread far and wide. The president of the Kenya Tchoukball Federation Mr. Kennedy Miruka said the event will go a long way in increasing the penetration of tchoukball in the country. “This is our proudest moment to see the growth of Tchoukball in Africa. The event will help us move closer to our main aim of establishing tchoukball in Kenya and far and making it a household sport that enjoys great popularity and gratification. “Said Mr. Miruka. He added that Kenya Tchoukball Federation (KTF) will work tirelessly to promote tchoukball in various parts of the country.