Handball: Curtain-Raiser 2020 | 16 March 2020
Perfect start for Super 8, MF Storm
Last season’s Mohan League men’s and women’s champions Super 8 and MF Storm, both coached by Danny ‘Mathias’ Philoé, have debuted the 2020 season on a perfect note, clinching the Curtain-raiser titles which lift the shutter on this year’s campaign.
In the men’s match, Super 8 were up against last year’s Seychelles Handball Federation (SHF) Cup winners AC Brothers, while the women’s game featured double winners MF Storm against two-time runners-up Au Cap Sisters.
Saturday’s match was not an easy ride for MF Storm who needed extra-time to surpass Au cap Sisters after the match ended on a 22-22 tie.
The girls of Danny Philoé came out stronger in the added period, scoring five more goals, one more than Au Cap Sisters who scored four to win the match 27-26, clinching their first title of the new season.
Au Cap Sisters’ Thelma Sauzier was the match’s top scorer with nine goals, while Nathalie Samynadin led the scoring for MF Storm with seven goals.
In the men’s match, no added time was needed for Super 8 to win their first title of the season, outscoring AC Brothers 35-30.
Shawn Hertel was AC Brothers’ and the match’s leading scorer with 12 goals, while Leeroy Laure scored nine goals to lead the Super 8 offence.
The matches were to be played on February 29 but were postponed because of bad weather.