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Police, Strathmore, KCA out to stamp authority as KHU league continues

Karate player (red) during an encounter with Parklands in a past Vaisakhi tie

With the Kenya Hockey Union womens league taking a break this weekend, all eyes will be on the mens premier and national leagues.

The KHU national league has University of Nairobi (UoN) taking on Parklands on Saturday at 2 pm while the National Youth Service (NYS) welcome the newly created Kenya Navy team on Sunday at 10 am. Kenya Polytechnic entertain Multimedia University at 2 pm. All matches are to be at City Park.

The mens premier league is set for a fiery weekend with all the top teams in action.

‘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.

Summary:
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

results
: 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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Breaking news – Strathmore retains KHU league title

Fred Oracha of Strathmore Gladiators lifts the trophy during a past tournament. Strathmore has successfuly retained the 2010/2011 KHU mens trophy

City Park, Nairobi  31/10/2010 – Strathmore University Gladiators have successfully retained the Kenya Hockey Union mens premier league trophy. In a classic universities derby, the Gladiators put 4 goals past KCA University to get the goal difference advantage over second-time runner up Kenya Police.

Strathmore and Kenya Police were tied on points and the students needed at least 4 goals and a win to retain the title. They got both.

Last seasons finals saw Kenya Police loose to Strathmore by 2 – 1 in a play-off format that was scrapped off after protests from the law enforcers.

KCA now seems likely to finish in a respectable 4th position, given that this is their maiden league appearance.

Telkom Orange has already retained its womens national league title too.

Other weekend matches: Kisumu Simba 0 – 1 Nairobi Simba. Sliders 0 – 0 Virgin Vikings.

Orange survive to beat Strathmore as Sharks fail to impress again

Green Sharks players stretching before facing Wazalendo in an earlier encounter. The match ended 5 - 1 in favor of the Sharks

Africa champions Orange Ladies have all but sealed their 11th consecutive Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) title. With an impressive 15 point gap between the champions and the second placed team USIU-A ladies, Orange now have all their eyes set for the upcoming Africa Club Cup championship in December in Accra, Ghana.

The champions were however made to sweat for a narrow 3 -2 win over league debutants Strathmore University Scorpions. The fast paced match played at City Park Nairobi was all set for a 2 – 2 all draw before Orange scored the wining goal on the 70th minute. Betty Tioni opened the scoring in the 10 minute before Jacky Ogot added a second 15 minutes latter. However, strathmore’s Norah Kijala rallied the students to a 2 all draw by scoring two brilliant goals. Tioni later rescued the Orange ladies with a last minute goal, second before the final whistle.

The mens premier league got the excitement it needed with the two main title contenders in action. Kenya Police played their last game against last years semi-finalists Green Sharks while champions Strathmore Gladiators were away to Western Jaguars in Kakamega. The Sharks failed to impress a second time by losing their second match in as many weeks. Police won 1 – 0 against an uncoordinated Sharks side.  Strathmore continued to pile pressure on the cops by pumping 6 goals past their harpless hosts. Jaguars got a consolation goal to end the game 6 -1 in favour of Strathmore.

Other matches saw waning giants Kisumu Simba loose its 2 weekend matches against Parkroad and Wazalendo by a 1 – 0 margin in both games. Hosts mombasa also won USIU-A ladies 2 – 0 as the USIU-A men also slumped to a 2 – 0 defeat by Mvita IX. The national mens league saw Mombasa SC loose by 1 – 0 to visiting Barbarians.

The league resumes next week.

Strathmore complicates race as Orange smells 11th title

Lilian Aura of Strathmore University Scorpions

Kenya Hockey Union 2010 mens premier league title race is wide open.

Strathmore University Gladiators hard fought 2 – 1 win over last seasons semi-finalists Greend Sharks denied Kenya Police the early celebration they had hoped for. The university side eliminated the Sharks with the same margin at the semi-final of last season. The police side now top the league with one match to go while KCA-University and Strathmore follow closely tied at 17 points. Premier league debutants KCA-U have a superior goal difference.

The womens league is a seasled deal with Orange ladies leading by over 10 points. The Orange ladies drubbed Sliders 3 goals to 1 in a Saturday afternoon encounter at City Park, Nairobi. The win almost guarantees the Orange ladies an 11th consecutive win, confirming their dominance of the Kenya Hockey Union ladies league.

Other matches in the KHU ladies league saw the renewed Virgin Vikings maintain their good run buy holding debutants Strathmore Scorpions to a 1 all draw. Kimathi University also had a 1-all drwa with Barbarians in the KHU mens national league match.

Weekend summary:
Virgin Vikings vs Strathmore Univ. Scorpions [ 1 - 1 ]
Green Sharks vs Strathmore Univ. Gladiators [ 1 - 2 ]
Orange Ladies vs Sliders [ 3 - 1]
kimathi Univ. vs The Barbarians [ 1 - 1 ]