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


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.

Strathmore Gladiators voted the team of the year 2010

George Mutira (MVP Hockey) receives his award from the chief guest Mr Martin Keino.

Strathmore University held its annual sports and clubs award gala was on Friday, January 21 in the university’s auditorium. The Chief Guest was Mr Martin Keino, a sports marketer, retired athlete, and son of the of legendary Kipchoge Keino.

The team of the year was Gladiators, the men’s hockey team who defended their Kenya Hockey Union premier league title and represented Kenya in the Africa Club Championships in Accra Ghana, where it emerged fourth in its maiden appearance.

The coach of the year award went to the Gladiators and Scorpions (ladies hockey team) coach Meshack Senge.

George Mutira and Lillian Aura were voted the hockey men and women MVPs respectively. George was instrumental in men’s back to back league titles in the last two seasons while Lillian Aura led the Scorpions to win the East Africa University Games (December 2010) in its maiden appearance.

Meshack noted that the 2011 season was going to be a tough one for Strathmore Gladiators, having defended the premier league title and in line to represent Kenya again in the Africa Club Championships in December 2011. However, he expressed confidence that the team will better its performance in this years edition.

Other players awarded were Hockey (Men) – Seth Oburu and Hockey (Women) Laura Gichau for rookies of the year and Hockey Men – Emmanuel Keya and Hockey Women – Eva Nkatha for the most promising players.

*Article adapted from the Strathmore University website: www.strathmore.edu

Arms out as Kenya Police fight for survival

Kenya Police captain with a trophy from an earlier tournament.

The Kenya Hockey Union is on the spot for all the wrong reasons even as a completely new set of ‘final’ league table stabdings for the mens premier league with new score lines have been published.

What appeared on the surface as an innocent protest by the Kenya Police after defending champions Strathmore won their deciding match against KCA-University by 4 goals to nothing on Sunday evening is turning out to be a full-scale do-or-die affair; especially with word out that the Police team had been instructed to either win the league this season of be dissolved.

Controversy sorrounds a match apparently played  in Kakamega over 4 weeks ago involving Strathmore against Western Jaguars. The official score line as reported then was 6 – 1 in favor of Strathmore. This was the scoreline used to compute the table standings untill Strathmore won their last match by 4 – 0 to give them a 1 goal advantage over Kenya Police.

This win was the beginging of the University side’s nightmare. A KHU referee, publicly known to be a Kenya Police affilliate and himself an active Kenya Police Officer has now come out to confess that the match between Strathmore and Western Jaguars had no signed match sheet and that the score line (6-1) that he reported 4 weeks ago was an error on his part.

The referee insists the correct scoreline is 5 -1. On Monday evening (1/11/10) , KHU recomputed the tables with the corrections made after Strathmore played its last game on Sunday evening. These are the new and final league table standings. The new standings make Kenya Police and Strathmore tie on all statistics.

Kenya Police also want the outcome of the game between Strathmore and Green Sharks nullified in Green Sharks favour. They claim Strathmore fielded two players – Maxwell Wakhungu and Frank Wanangwe – who had two yellow cards. Strathmore won 2-1.

In addition, the Kenya Police want to be awarded 5 extra goals from their match against Green Sharks, which they won 1-0. The Police men claim the Sharks fielded two players – Godffrey Nyangaga and Edwin Otieno – carrying yellow cards. Should Police prevail, they will get a 5-0 win.

Both matches were played over 1 month ago.

Strathmore has remained tight lipped on the matter, only saying that “The buck stops at the KHU doorstep since we all play to the statistics from the union,”. These statistics have been altered since then.

What do you think of this sceneraio? We’d like to know your opinion.

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 ]