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Simba Union retain Rising Stars title

Nairobi Simba players warm up before a match

National indoor hockey champions Simba Union of Nairobi beat Menengai from Nakuru 4-1 to win the third Rising Stars Indoor Hockey tournament at Mombasa Institute on Sunday.

Inderjit Madharu – who hit a brace in the eighth and 17th minutes – was the main destroyer.

He contributed to the other two goals after setting up Ashock Rai form the third in the 18th minute and Davis Wanangwe for the fourth a minute later.

Barnabas Odhiambo scored the lone goal for Menengai, who put up a splendid performance.

In the semi finals, Simba Union beat Kenya Police 4-3 while Menengai defeated Mombasa Institute ‘A’ 6-2.

Kenneth Alumasa was declared tournament’s top scorer with nine goals. The winners received Sh25,000 and runners-up Sh10,000 from the sponsors.

Support sports

Rising Commodities Group of Companies director Amin Nathoo Nathoo, a former star hockey player at Kitui School, expressed an interest in supporting sports.

“I played a lot of hockey in school and that’s why I believe it is good to support sports to help nurture talents, most of which have turned to be the main income earners”, he said.

Nathoo’s daughter, Amynaz Amin Nadhoo, has been called up to the Kenya Under-18 girls’ basketball team for the Afro Basket Zone Five championships in Rwanda.

Also in attendance at the tournament was the Tanzania Hockey Federation secretary-general, Kaushik Doshi.

source: Daily Nation July 16 2012

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