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Orange Ladies & national team goalkeeper Josephine Ataro during a training session.

KHU womens national league and continental club champions Orange have been nominated as a contender for the best ladies team title in the 2010 edition of the Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA).

This comes in the back drop of a great run for the Orange ladies in the just concluded KHU 2010 hockey season. The ladies won an unprecedented 11th consecutive title with a 100% loss-less run all season.

The awards is to be held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) on December 10, two days after the team departs to Accra, Ghana to represent Kenya and defend their title in the Africa Hockey Club Championships.

Strathmore University is to represent the country in the mens competition.

By: Ed

Police players warming down after their match with the KCA. The match ended in a 2 - 2 draw.

African Hockey Federation (AHF) has given Kenya a chance to enter two teams in the men and women’s category during the forthcoming African Clubs Championships and the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) have chosen Kenya Police and the United States International University-Africa (USIU-A) Ladies as additional teams to represent the country at the continental event.

Reigning Kenya champions Strathmore University and Orange received automatic qualification for the championships by winning the men and women’s leagues last season.

KHU Secretary General, Vivian Agunda says USIA-A and Police were selected because they were runners up last year, in the women and men’s categories.

The hockey championships were transferred to Accra, Ghana, after Zambia, which was to host them, backed off.

It will be the first time USIU-A will be taking part at the event slated for December 9-18 in Accra, Ghana.

“We hope Kenya Police will make it this time round after failing to attend last year,” said Agunda.

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An open letter to the Kenya Hockey Umpires Association

To
Chairman
Kenya hockey umpires Association

RE: PLAYER,COACH,UMPIRE,TEAM MANAGER

l hope you are well.am very concerned with the latest development of the players who are playing in the Premier league umpiring matches of National league. All or most of these players are coaches or managers of some clubs in the same league.

As much as we require more umpires for hockey in this country ,the hockey union must encourage Players,umpires,coaches,teams and supporters each to play its role to develop hockey as team sport in the country.

During one of the hockey matches at city Park,l heard one of the umpires criticizing another outside in dispute of a foul in the pitch,to make the matters worse the umpire in the pitch was a Player and Coach of certain team.What come in to my mind was suppose both were playing for different teams and another Player umpiring on foul of both player who are umpires,where do we leave others.

l do not have a solution to this problem but l believe KHU or Umpire Association must separate their roles in Hockey management.We can sacrifice but times are getting tough economically making less umpires and less clubs.

We must find a way of rewarding the few qualified umpires to strengthen the Umpires Association.

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Author: George jalango

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One hand on the trophy – Kenya Police

Kenya hockey just witnessed a ‘league changing’ weekend with teams putting their best forward in the run up to the completion of the Kenya Hockey Union 2010 leagues.

KCA-U set the stage for the weekend with a 5-2 romping of USIU-A in a fast paced match on Saturday evening at City Park.  KCA were the first to concede a goal through USIU’s  John Kabuu. USIU’s lead was short lived as KCA quickly equalized in less than 5 minutes after clumsy defensive play from USIU. USIU scored the second goal but lost the lead once again. The resulting sea-saw match saw KCA stamp their authority, ending the match with a much deserved 5 – 2 win. This marked a fifth victory in a row for KCA-U and a swift sail through to a second position in the mens Premier league.

Earlier in the day during a KHU ladies league, Strathmore University (the Scorpions) had a comfortable 3 – 0 victory over visiting Mombasa Sports Club (msc). Were it not for their laid back approach, the Scorpions would have netted a dozen goals, with the visitors looking visible overwhelmed.

MSC were to crush 4 – 0 to Sliders the following morning.

Sunday afternoon saw a top of the league clash with current KHU league leaders Kenya Police battle it out with champions Strathmore Gladiators at City Park, Nairobi. Despite dominating the game, Strathmore’s poor scoring ability came to the fore as the Police men scored a goal and held on to their lead to the last minute. The students were awarded numerous short corners and at one point, had a total of 3 police players out on yellow cards but still failed to capitalize on their numerical advantage.

The win leaves Kenya Police with one hand on the KHU 2010 league trophy, a title the team is yet to win in its history.

Other weekend matches saw Kimathi University win Kenya Polytechnic 2-0 in a Kenya Hockey Union national league match while USIU-A ladies (Spartans) humbled Kenyatta University ladies by a similar margin in the Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA) league match.

Sliders regain form as Strathmore pressures Police

The last weekend of August had lots of great hockey going on with a few surprises too! In the mens premier league matches, all the top four teams were in action.

Current leaders Kenya Police were facing their toughest test yet against number 2, Nairobi Simba. Both teams are yet to loose a math this season and they seemed to like it left that way after battling to a 3 – 3 draw. The draw ensured that Kenya Police maintained its top slot, though its Nairobi Simba that breathed a sigh of relief since it has faced all its toughest opponents (Strathmore, Green Sharks and Kenya Police) and got draws from them all.

Current league champions Strathmore University Gladiators were put to the test late Sunday evening, but managed to get a labored 2 -1 win over a resilient Parkroad team. Strathmore were the first to score in the 6th minute but Parkroad got the equalizer 15 minutes latter. The students then scored the winning goal in the second half.

In Mombasa, last seasons semi-finalists Green Sharks were held to a 2 – 2 draw by a hard fighting Mvita team. The Sharks seemed complacent and looked a distant team from the one that put 5 goals past Wazalendo just over a fortnight ago.

The weekend results leave Kenya Police as number one with 14 points, Strathmore at number two with 13 points and Nairobi Simba at number three with 12 points. All teams, with the exception of Kisumu Simba, Western Jaguars and USIU-A have played at least 5 games.

The womens league saw sliders regain their respect by drumming two goals past their hosts Mombasa Sports Club. Sliders have had a poor streak and the win serves as a morale boost for the once formidable team.

Other matches saw Kimathi University loose to Parklands hockey club. The win puts Parklands in a good position to qualify for the premier league next season.