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Breaking News: Strathmore confirmed as KHU champions

Strathmore player Fred Oracha lifts a trophy during a past tournament. Strathmore have been confirmed the 2010 kenya hockey champions after a failed appeal by the Kenya Police.

The Kenya Hockey Union 2010 season mens champions are Strathmore University. This brings to an end a week of anxiety in hockey circles.

Police end the season with 20 points while Strathmore top the league with 23 points.

The two teams had earlier tied on all counts with 23 points, 23 goals for and 8 goals against.

Kenya Police has protested against the Strathmore vs Green Sharks match, where Strathmore had fielded Maxwell W. and Frank Wanagwe  yet they were on yellow cards. The match ended 2 -1 in favor of Strathmore. Strathmore have therefore been denied the three points and Green Sharks awarded 5 goals and 3 points.

This brought down Strathmores points tally to 20 and ‘goals for’ tally to 18.

Police also protested against the Kenya Police vs Green Sharks match, where the Sharks had fielded 2 players on yellow cards. Police had won the match 1 – 0. Police were therefore awarded 5 goals and the Sharks deducted 5 goals.

This brought K.Police ‘goals for’ tally to 28, while their points tally remained at 23.

Strathmore however had one logic up their sleeve that apparenlty settled the whole case. Their Secret weapon.

With Police at 23 points and 28 goals and Strathmore at 20 points and 18 goals;¬† Strathmore produced evidence that proved that Kenya Police had fielded a player, ‘Vini’, while he was on 2 yellow cards. This was during the Strathmore vs Kenya Police match. Kenya Police had won the match 1 – 0.

The result? Strathmore were awarded 3 points and 5 goals giving them a tally of 23 points and 23 goals. While Police were stripped off 3 points, giving them a tally of 20 points.

Strathmore are therefore the 2010 KHU league champions.

Irony is that Nairobi Simba have a chance of geting the second spot and pushing police to number 3. Nairobi Simba are on 18 points with a game in hand. Should Simba win its match on Sunday, they will get 21 points against Police’s 20 points.

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