IKF All Africa Korfball Championship (IKF AAKC) 2018

The IKF All Africa Korfball Championship (IKF AAKC) will take place in Chitungwiza, near Harare in Zimbabwe.

The Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex will be the venue where 5 or 6 national teams will compete from 27 – 29 April 2018 to become the next All Africa Korfball Champion.

The address is: 14092 New Zengeza 4, Chitungwiza

South Africa is the reigning champion.

South Africa win gold at African Championship

South Africa emerged as the winners of the third IKF All-African Championship. The region’s dominant team faced serious opposition for the first time in the continent’s history, but Zimbabwe fell short of truly threatening their southern neighbors dominance, losing 21-11. The match start was very tense, with both team playing nervously. Zimbabwe played without the presence of their successful technical director Riko Kruit who had to return to his Dutch Korfball League club last night. Nevertheless, the team was surprisingly playing in control with a good defense and an excellent rebound, especially by Trevor Sanyatwa. In the attack, they however fell short, partially due to an excellently defending South African team. Zimbabwe made the first goal after seven minutes, but the South Africans evened immediately  and gradually took the lead in the game, building a 10-4 lead at half time. South Africa had a period of good shooting that brought them the lead. In the second half, quality of play dimished, especially on the Zimbabwean side. South Africa was also not that accurate, and missed a series of penalties, but nevertheless managed to expand their lead to 17-9, following which Zimbabwe lost their temper leading to a yellow card for Nesbert Matyukira. Zimbabwe loses their control in last 15 minutes of the match. Attacking errors through defended shooting many times by number 10 showing their frustration to refereestar leads to yellow card for nesbert Matyukira.

At the South African side, Werner Basson was again the top scorer, playing also strong in other roles, despite missing four penalties in the match.

After 50 minutes, the socre was 21-11 and South Africa once again the champion, and qualified for the IKF World Korfball Championship 2015.

Zambia win bronze in Africa with golden-goal win over Malawi

Zambia won the bronze medal today at the IKF All-African Korfball Championship in Lusaka (ZAM), after beating Malawi 13-12 by a golden goal. The result can be considered as an upset, as yesterday in the group phase of the tournament, Malawi beat Zambia with great ease (13-3). Today, the team coached by technical director Daniel de Rudder, managed to turn this result around.

Malawi started as well in the match as they had finished yesterday, taking a 5-1 lead. With good combinations and fine shooting, however, Zambia managed to turn this around to 5-7. Malawi made many fouls and defensive mistakes, and Zambia took better advantage of the speed of their women, with especially Jenny Banda playing an important role.

This forced Zambia to do two substitutions, with Getrude Kasimba bringing in more length to the team. Before halftime the difference could not be made though, leading to a 6-8 score at half time, and Zambia missing two penalties just before the break.

Aftetr halftime, a different game emerged, with Malawi taking better advantage of their length, and Kasimba making two important goals from under the post (8-8), but subsequently Malawi also missed two penalties at a crucial phase in the match, but Malawi managed to keep the lead (9-8) until the 45th minute

In the last few minutes of the regular playing time, a true spectacle emerged, with the 9-9 of Zambia by Banda, in the 47th minute a penalty by Malawi (10-9), and subsequently a missed penalty by Malawi, a Malawi goal canceled by the referee for defended shooting, a penalty scored by Zambia, another missed penalty by Malawi, a scored penalty by Malawi and a scored penalty by Zambia, evening the score just a few seconds before the end.

In the golden goal period, it was Zambia the was the lucky winner, leading to tears of happiness on one side and many tears of sadness on the other.

Watch the video of the extra time with golden goal on Facebook (link will follow once uploaded).

South Africa and Zimbabwe to contest gold in African Championship

In the IKF All-Africa Championship in Lusaka (ZAM) today, South Africa secured winning the group phase by beating Zimbabwe 22-12, after leading 10-6 at half time. The match was an interesting one to watch, with good scoring by a few of the South African players, especially Werner Basson. However, passing and rebounding on the South African side was poor with the Zimbabwe team taking good advantage with numerous interceptions, but at many time in the attack being unable to circumvent the tight South African defense. Zimbabwe and South Africa will face each other again tomorrow for the gold medal match.

The two team contesting the bronze medal tomorrow also played each other today, with Malawi clearly beating Zambia 13-3. The Malawi players were taller, more athletic, and better shooters, although Zambia created quite a few good chances with smart play, but did not manage to score a lot.

IKF All-Africa Championship; results 7 August 2014 (day 2)
Malawi – South Africa       4-22
Malawi – Zambia               13-3
Zimbabwe – South Africa  22-12

Final Pool Ranking
1. South Africa   3 – 9
2. Zimbabwe      3 – 6
3. Malawi            3 – 3
4. Zambia           3 – 0

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Zimbabwe and South Africa on track towards Africa final

Zimbabwe and South Africa are on track to securing their dominance on the African continent. The two most experienced countries showed to Zambia and Malawi that they need to count on contesting for the bronze medal.

IKF All-African Championship; results of the first day
South Africa – Zambia  25-2
Malawi – Zimbabwe      4-13
Zimbabwe – Zambia     15-4

Pool Ranking

1. Zimbabwe     2- 6 (28-8)
2. South Africa  1-2  (25-2)
3. Malawi           1-0  (4-13)
4. Zambia          2-0  (6-40)

For Zimbabwe, coached by technical director Riko Kruit (NED), the wins were all the more remarkable since they only arrived in Lusaka just a few hours before their first match due to transportation problems and a closed border. For the Zambian team, coached by technical director Daniel de Rudder (BEL), the loss against Zimbabwe was very disappointing, as they clearly had counted on having a better chance.

All matches were played at the Olympic Youth Development Center in Lusaka (Zambia), under very good circumstances and a sizeable group of fans.

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African Korfball Championship to be contested at Olympic Center in Zambia

With only a few days to go, teams are finalizing the preparation for the IKF All-Africa Korfball Championship in Zambia. South Africa and Zambia will contest the first match of the event on August 6, which will conclude with the finals played on August 8. The full match schedule is available in our event listing.

For the first time ever, four teams will participate in the IKF All-African Korfball Championship. Clear favorite for the title is the reigning champion South-Africa, having won all previous events on the continent. Vice-champion Zimbabwe will however be a firm rival, having just finished an extended training camp lead by their technical director Riko Kruit. Host country Zambia and newcomer Malawi complete the pack. The four countries will contest the African title to secure a single spot in next year’s World Championship in Belgium.

This is the third edition of the event. The first edition was held in South Africa in 2006, while the 2010 edition was hosted in Zimbabwe. On both occasions, only two teams took part with South Africa crowned as champion on both occasions.

The venue for the event is the Olympic Youth Development Center in Lusaka, Zambia. The IKF is pleased for the event to take place in this venue that was funded by the International Olympic Committee.


IKF All Africa Korfball Championship (IKF AAKC) 2018

The IKF All Africa Korfball Championship (IKF AAKC) will take place in Chitungwiza, near Harare in Zimbabwe.

The Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex will be the venue where 5 or 6 national teams will compete from 27 – 29 April 2018 to become the next All Africa Korfball Champion.

The address is: 14092 New Zengeza 4, Chitungwiza

South Africa is the reigning champion.