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KHU League fixtures postponed

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April 27, 2012. Nairobi. The Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Match Secretary Jane Nyamogo has today dispatched a notice to all Kenya Hockey clubs that this Saturday’s (tommorow) and Sunday’s fixtures have been postponed.

The short note reads in part “due to unavoidable circumstances, the (KHU) fixtures committee has moved all fixtures forward by one week.”

This means that teams that were to play on the 28th / 29th April 2012 will now play on the 5th/6th May 2012.

Fixtures from May 14th will be released to clubs by end of next week (April 30th – May 4th).

The news throws a number of clubs into disaaray coming less than 24 hours to some games. Most clubs were ready to play tommorow, Saturday.

The knee-jerk cancelations of fixtures also does little to instill trust in a union that is already reeling from broken promises to clubs concerning the 2-leg league and talk of Kenya Hockey matches being aired live on Dstv’s Supersport.

An open letter to the Kenya Hockey Union – Proposal on how to play the league

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February 23, 2012
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An open letter to the Kenya Hockey Union – Proposal to play league.

The points I am putting forward on this article concerns the  Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) and hockey stakeholders (clubs) in Kenya. This note is necessitated by the fact that KHU, which is body mandated to run the hockey league in Kenya on behalf of clubs is becoming an enemy of the clubs and hockey fraternity as a whole.

My points are as follows:
1. Who is the Kenya Hockey Union?
2. Games in the hockey league
3. Cost of the  hockey league
4. Promotion and demotion in league
5. National team
6. KHU cup
7. Other matters

Ksh. 40,000 for two days at Nairobis City Park hockey stadium

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February 20, 2012…. Ksh. 40,000. That is the amount that the Kenya Hockey Union wants Greensharks Hockey Club – one of the oldest self-supporting clubs in Kenya – to pay to use the City Park Hockey stadium for two days.

And not only that; the amount must be paid upfront before any person sets foot at the stadium.

Greensharks have been planning the tournament (Greensharks David Olalo’s (Patron) memorial Hockey Tournament)  to honor its club patron, who passed on in a tragic road accident in December 2011.

The demands by the union has now forced the self-supporting club to change the venue of the tournament to the less expensive Barclays Sports Club along Thika road.Though having a murram surface, the club has better and cleaner facilities than the run-down city park stadium.

KHU to trim down Kenya national hockey teams

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Aug 04, 2011… The Kenya Hockey Union is set to formally unveil the new national team anytime this week.

This follows a series of friendlies carried out last weekend at the City Park hockey stadium in Nairobi, after several months of weekly training sessions at the same venue.

The men and women teams had earlier been trimmed from 35 to 29 players in June () and were dominated by Orange ladies team members and Strathmore University (men).

While efforts to get the new list of 20 has proved futile thus far, reliable sources indicate that the KHU, through the National hockey team manager Mr. Randiek, has opted to send direct text messages to individual players informing them that they have “made it to the final 20″.

Players contacted confirmed this but pleaded anonymity to avoid confrontation with the union.

Police and Orange Kenya ladies register wins in KHU weekend matches.

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June 29, 2011.. Kenya Hockey Union ladies defending champions Orange ladies cemented their position at the top of the 7 team table with a 4-0 drubbing of Strathmore University Scorpions at City Park, Nairobi.

Rattled by Betty Tioni’s quick goal in the early minutes of the first half, the Scorpions put up a spirited fight, managing to contain their opponents for much of the half.  The first half ended 1 -0 in favor of Orange.

The second half was dominated by Orange with on-form Jackline Mwangi netting two quick goals before veteran Jacqueline Atieno rounded it up with the 4th goal 4 minutes to time.

The weekend belonged to Jackline Mwangi who was celebrating her 32nd birthday.