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Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:02 - Updated Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:01

Handball: Petro begin championship with victory

Luanda - Petro de Luanda beat Navy on Wednesday, by 35-19, in a game of the first round of the National Women's Handball Championship, starting in the best way to defend the title of the last edition.

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The event takes place in Cidadela Pavilion, in Luanda, along with the male category competition.

The round also disputed the games ASA/Atletico do Namibe, 31-18 (series B), Pogresso do Sambizanga / Maculusso, 15-20 (series A) and GD 1º de Agosto (A team) / 1º de Agosto (B team), 26-24 (series B).

On Thursday, the second round will de disputed, with the following match ups, Atletico do Namibe / 1º de Agosto (series B), Maculusso / Petro de Luanda (series A), Eletro do Lobito / ASA (series B ) and CPP of Lobito / Progresso do Sambizanga (series A).

In men’s category it will be played the first round day with Petro de Luanda to face GD Joyce de Cabinda, in the only confrontation of the day in the class.

The women's event counts on the participation of ten teams divided in two series (A and B), and play in the system of all against all (robin round) in one turn. The second round will have semi-finals and final, the best of three games.

The first four qualifiers will be cleared for the semi-finals, while the final will be played in the play-offs system, the best of three matches.

In masculine, it counts on the participation of six teams, to dispute in system of all against all in one turn.

Petro de Luanda are the holders of the title in women’s category and 1º de Agosto in men’s.

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