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‘Coolie’ powers Simba past Wazalendo as Greensharks triumps

Tom Olal of Parkroad (red/black) in action against Western Jaguars in a past match

March 21, 2011… NOCK Kenya floodlights hockey tournament winners Nairobi Simba extended their reign at the top of the KHU mens premier league table by getting a second win in as many matches this past weekend.

Nairobi Simba edged out old-timers Wazalendo by 1 – 0 in a tightly contested match on Sunday evening. The match was marred by complaints from both teams on poor officiating, and had to be stopped for 10 minutes when Wazalendo players threatened to walk out of the pitch in protest. This followed a contested call by one of the match officials, giving Nairobi Simba a penalty flick on the grounds that a Wazalendo player, Limo*, had blocked a goal bound ball with a ‘back-stick’.

The Wazalendo players latter agreed to have the flick taken and, much to their relief, veteran goal keeper James Owiti blocked the penalty flick. The tense match then went on to completion without any incidences. Simba stalwart Inderjit Matharu scored the loan goal in the 39th minute through a short corner.

This was the second successive loss for Wazalendo after having lost to Green Sharks the previous weekend. This leaves Wazalendo rooted at the bottom 4 of the KHU mens premier league table.

Earlier on, Greensharks had battled to a narrow 3 – 2 win over USIU-A in another tightly contested KHU premier league match. This was the second win for the Sharks and the second loss for the students in as many matches.

The self-sponsored club had trailed the students for much of the match and was forced to come from 2 – 1 down to level and get the winning goal after a momentary lapse of concentration by the USIU-A side. Kevin Simuyu opened the scores for the Sharks in the 28th minute but USIU-A’s Caleb Mutere quickly canceled the lead less than 5 minutes latter. Caleb was on point once again a minute before half time, giving the students a 2 – 1 half time lead.

However, Greensharks attacking duo of Leon Magomere and Wachira did not relent in their pursuit for an equalizer. They were rewarded after Leon got the equalized 22 minutes into the second half and substitute Frank Omondi netted the winner 3 minutes latter.

The first match on Sunday saw league returnees Nakuru Athletic Club making minced meat of debutants Multi-media University by drubbing them 3 goals to nothing. Multimedia University however gave a good account of themselves, creating several scoring chances but failing to capitalize.

Saturday saw KCA-U hand Parkroad their second defeat of the season in a match that ended 2 – 0. The University students exerted their dominance from the start but were kept on check by the experienced Parkroad side. KCA’s Inspirational player Gordon Oduor ‘Godi’, and Bildad Namawa netted the two goals.

Parkroad lost one of its key players, Fred Omondi, to injury from a raised ball, giving the students the upper hand in the duel. The injured player was rushed to the nearby Agakhan hospital for treatment for an eye-socket fracture.

Sunday: Nairobi Simba 1 – Wazalendo 0, USIU-A 2 – Green Sharks 3, Nakuru Athletic 3 – Multimedia Uni 0

Saturday: Parkroad 0 – KCA 2, Nakuru Athletic 1 – Parklands 1

western high school finals:

The weekend also saw hot hockey action going on in Western province as the boys and girls high schools battled for a chance to represent the province in next months hockey national school games.

Pools: Boys – pool A kakamega,mundika,st peters mumias, cheptais. pool B kamusinga,kolanya, nyangori,kivaywa

: pool A kakamega vs mundika 3-O, kakamega st peter’s 3-0, st peters vs cheptais 2-1, mundika vs cheptags 3-0 pool B kamusinga vs nyangori 5-0,kolanya vs kivaywa 5-0,kamusinga vs kivaywa 4-0,kolanya vs nyangori 3-0 more

Semi finals: Boys – Kamusinga vs St.Peters Mumias, Kakamega vs Kolanya. Girls – Butere girls vs Chakol 5-0,Misikhu vs Bishop Njenga 1-0.

Finals: Boys – Kakamega High vs Kamusinga (both qualify for nationals) Girls: Western provincial Girls semis  Butere n Misikhu meet in the finals n hv qualify 4 Nationals

*Reports courtesy of Conrad Bihembo, Bramwel Lidgodi, Peter Wokova

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8 Responses to ‘Coolie’ powers Simba past Wazalendo as Greensharks triumps

  1. JAPAN SHETH says:

    Shallow reporting give us the true pic of the games as they were.

  2. Alex says:

    The reporting seems alright coz its factual. Japan Sheth, if you know of more facts please share them with the fraternity. Hii story ya ku complain tu kila wakati.

  3. Wambui says:

    Thank you for the update. Keep up the good work

  4. limo says:

    i stopped the ball with the right side of the stick, wat the ref called was imaginary backstick

  5. JAPAN SHETH says:

    Alex read the report now and compare it with the first one check the meaning of complain in the Dictionary as see if my comments were complains.

    Admin kindly correct the folowing
    1.The player who had his effort punished as a back stick was not SIMIYU But LIMO
    2. The Wazalendo keeper is not Eric but James

  6. Zoro says:

    Japan,appreciate effort or what do you feel the editor left out?

  7. admin says:

    Thanks all for your comments; the suggested corrections have been made.
    Lets not be too harsh on “Japan Sheth”. We believe he is very passionate about kenya hockey and means good.
    We’d love to have 100% information at once; however, the nature of online reporting is that we post information on an “as-and-when-received” basis. Therefore one article may have 1 or 2 revisions. We endeavor to be as factual as is possible in all reports.

  8. JAPAN SHETH says:

    Zoro i appreciate the effort those giving information should be accurate to avoid mix up. Well done am always there i love hockey

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