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Simba Union retain Rising Stars title

Nairobi Simba players warm up before a match

National indoor hockey champions Simba Union of Nairobi beat Menengai from Nakuru 4-1 to win the third Rising Stars Indoor Hockey tournament at Mombasa Institute on Sunday.

Inderjit Madharu – who hit a brace in the eighth and 17th minutes – was the main destroyer.

He contributed to the other two goals after setting up Ashock Rai form the third in the 18th minute and Davis Wanangwe for the fourth a minute later.

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.

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.

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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Vacancy for a Hockey Coach for a Nairobi based University

An institutional team is looking for a coach for its Hockey Team. The team is in its formative stages and already took part in the first edition of the KUSA (Kenya University Sports Association) league last year.

The coach should guide the team through KUSA this year and latter as it joins the national league.

The institution is based in Nairobi Area.

Interested applicants should send an email with the subject “Hockey Coach” to by September 15th 2010.

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