Monthly Archives: December 2011

Strathmore’s Wanangwe rises to top of Africa

Frank Wanangwe Strathmore Hockey vs Jaguars (yellow)

Nairobi December 31, 2011 … While it was obvious that he had emerged the tournament’s top scorer with 17 goals, it was beyond Davis Wanangwe’s wildest dreams that he would be declared the best player at the Africa Cup Club Championships in hockey in Lusaka, Zambia.

Being declared the continent’s finest over the likes of his inspirational captain Allan Iningu, Moses Cheplait from Kenya Police, Exchequer’s Amadu Abdallah, was a humbling but exciting experience for the Strathmore University Hockey Club striker.

Strathmore, Kenyatta University shine at 2011 inte-universities meet

Strathmore Scorpions display their tophy after a previous tournament

Strathmore Scorpions display their tophy after a previous tournament

Nairobi, December 20, 2011.. The 2011 edition of the Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) games came to a close in Nairobi today with Strathmore University ladies (the Scorpions) winning the women’s hockey title and Kenyatta University (KU) reigning supreme in the men’s final.

However, the Strathmore Scorpions needed a penalty shoot-out to stop stubborn KU 2-1 after the women’s national league sides battled to a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Team photo before a KHU league match between Nakuru Sikh and MSC

Team photo before a KHU league match between Nakuru Sikh and MSC

December 19, 2011.. The Africa Club Cup Championships hockey title might have proved elusive for Kenyan clubs for the 13th consecutive time, but the performance by the Strathmore University ‘Gladiators’ and the Kenya Police was inspiring to say the least.

The Gladiators settled for a silver on their second appearance at the games while Police donned bronze medals on their maiden trip abroad, indicating a revival of the games by the clubs in the country.

The overall show was an improvement from the two previous years where Kenyan Clubs, once the best in the continent, only managed fourth place finishes.

Egypts Sharkia downs Kenya’s Strathmore Gladiators to lift African Hockey Cup

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December 18, 2011.. Indomitable Sharkia Hockey Club of Egypt claimed a record 20th Africa Cup for Club Champions Trophy with a 4-2 win over Strathmore University of Kenya. The hotly contested match saw Sharkia jump out of the blocks and racing into a 2-0 lead by the 10th minute with goals from Samir Mohammed (7th-PC) and Waled Mahmoud (10th-FG).

The early onslaught destabilized the impressive Strathmore side who managed to calm their nerves with a goal in the 20th minute through a Davis Wanangwe field goal.

Strathmore Gladiators storm into the 2011 Africa hockey cup finals

frank wanangwe of strathmore gladiators hockey

December 15th 2011… Davis wanangwe scored a brace against Niger Flickers in an electrifying semi-final match to send the strathmore Gladiators to the finals of the continental club hockey championship in Lusaka, Zambia.

The Gladiators won the match 4 – 1 to book a slot in the finals against 10 time champions and defending champions Sharkia from Egypt.

Strathmore’s Seth Oburu and Emmanuel Simiyu scored the other two goals for the university side.