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KHU releases fixtures for NOC – Kenya floodlights tournament

Fixtures for the NOC – Kenya floodlights hockey tournament has been released.

The match schedule sees mens defending champions Strathmore University take on Coast IX at 12.30 pm, followed by last years runner up Kenya Police taking on Nyanza IX at 1:15 pm. Nairobi Simba then battle it out with Green Sharks at 2:00 pm.

The first ladies match will bully-off at 2:45 pm with champions Orange taking on Virgin Vikings.

The matches promise to be a battle of titans as each team seeks to set the pace for the coming season. Three of the strongest teams last season – Strathmore University, Kenya Police and Nairobi Simba – have a chance to try out some of the new signings with the Strathmore Coach expecting a good outing having retained the bulk of his team from last season.

The team finished fourth in the Africa Club cup championship in December 2010.

Other teams have also heavily recruited and will be using the tournament to showcase and try-out their new talent.

The tournament finals gala is also widely expected double up as the trophy presentation gala for last seasons (2010) league champions.

Below is the fixtures as released:

NOCK FLOODLIGHTS TOURNAMENT
FIXTURES
S/NO. SATURDAY 19TH FEBRUARY  2011 TIME
1 STRATHMORE UNI VS COAST 11 12.30P.M MEN
2 KENYA POLICE VS NYANZA 11 1.15 P.M MEN
3 NAIROBI SIMBA VS  GREENSHARKS 2.00 P.M MEN
4 ORANGE VS VIKINGS 2.45 P.M WOMEN
5 STRATHMORE UNI VS NYANZA 11 3.30 P.M MEN
6 KENYA POLICE VS GREENSHARKS 4.15 P.M MEN
7 NAIROBI SIMBA VS COAST 11 5.00 P.M MEN
8 USIU-A  VS SLIDERS 5.45 P.M WOMEN
S/NO. SUNDAY  20TH FEBRUARY 2011 TIME
9 NYANZA VS COAST 8.15 A.M MEN
10 STRATHMORE UNI VS GREENSHARKS 9.00 A.M MEN
11 KENYA POLICE VS NAIROBI SIMBA 9.45 A.M MEN
12 ORANGE VS SLIDERS 10.30 A.M WOMEN
13 GREENSHARKS VS COAST 11 11.15 A.M MEN
14 NYANZA VS NAIROBI SIMBA 12.00 P.M MEN
15 KENYA POLICE VS COAST 11 12.45 P.M MEN
16 GREENSHARKS VS NYANZA 1.30 P.M MEN
17 USIU-A VS VIKINGS 2.15 P.M WOMEN
18 STRAHMORE UNI VS NAIROBI SIMBA 3.00 P.M MEN
19 ORANGE VS USIU-A 3.45 P.M WOMEN
20 SLIDERS VS VIKINGS 4.30 P.M WOMEN
21 STRATHMORE UNI VS KENYA POLICE 5.15 P.M MEN
25TH FEBRUARY 2011   (FINALS)
22 IST RANKED PLAYS 2ND RANKED 7.00 P.M WOMEN
23 IST RANKED PLAYS 2ND RANKED 7.40 P.M MEN

Hosea : The making of a solid defender

Hosea Wesonga during a training session at City Park, Nairobi.

Strathmore University successfully defended the KHU mens premier league title, wadding off stiff competition from two-time runner-up Kenya Police.

The youthful team proves that when given support and a chance, the youth can positively influence sports through their passion, energy and ideas.

Video Clip: Western Jaguars vs Parkroad

Jaguars players (yellow) tries to get a way around the parkroad midfield. Jaguars won 1 - 0.

Kenya Hockey Union premier league match pitting Parkroad against visiting Western Jaguars. Jaguars got the better of their hosts despite the hosts putting up a spirited fight.  The match ended 1 – 0 in favor of Jaguars.

The first clip captures the goal while the other two show the proceedings of the match at various stages.

Clip 1: Jaguars Goal

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Video Clip: Strathmore Ladies vs USIU Ladies

Kenya Hockey Union womens league match pitting Strathmore Ladies (Scorpions) against the USIU Spartans; played at the City Park Hockey Stadium in Nairobi. USIU won 1 – 0 with an early first half goal. Strathmore created numerous chances but failed to convert while USIU asserted their mid-field authority throughout the entertaining match.

Video Clip: Mombasa Sports vs Karate Axiom

Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) national mens league match between Karate Axiom and Mombasa Sports Club at the City park Hockey Stadium in Nairobi on the 26th of June 2010. The well balanced match saw both teams create chances in both first and second halfs but ended in a 2 – 2 draw.