Coast Hockey in Crisis?

Following the relegation of the Coast-based teams from the men’s Premier League in the 2015/16 season, the last season saw all the teams from the region stay out of the league and majority of the Kenya Hockey Union tournaments. However, the new season has welcomed back female side Mombasa Sports Club, as well as male veterans Mvita, and new comers Mombasa West. The last weekend, however, saw two of the matches concluded in walk overs as the ladies team MSC failed to show. The event has prompted fresh concerns and criticism regarding the management of the sport at the coast. Speculation regarding the performance and attendance patterns of the teams from the coast alludes to monetary problems being the basis for

Omaido too hot for UoN

Omaido Too for UoN

Red hot striker Audrey Omaido scored four goals as Telkom Orange, the defending  Kenya Hockey Union women's Premier Leaguechampions Telkom Orange overran the University of Nairobi 11-0 at the City Park Stadium on Sunday. The champions are unbeaten after four matches. They beat Strathmore University 2-0 on Saturday to take their Easter weekend goal tally to 13. Against UoN, Jos Openda, the Telkom Orange coach Jos Openda made some changes to his starting line up. Second choice goalkeeper Ruth Njoki got her first start of the campaign ahead of regular Cynthia Onyango. Dependable midfield powerhouse Lilian Aura was absent from the match squad all together after sustaining an ankle sprain on Saturday. As expected Telkom Orange dominated the match and the floodgates opened the moment

Simiyu and Wokila steer Green Sharks past Sikh Union

Kevin Simiyu and Chris Wokila were on target as a clinical Green Sharks bounced back to beat Sikh Union, Nairobi 2-0 in a Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League match on Friday at the City Park Stadium. Green Sharks narrowly lost 0-1 to Kenya Police last weekend and coach Ben Owaga demanded a positive response. They piled early pressure and stringed neat passes in the opposition territory. This sustained pressure led to a moment of controversy in the third minute. Wokila was unmarked in the circle and his vicious shot seemed to have bounced off the roof of the net on its way out. However, umpire Wycliffe Ongori saw it differently and ruled it out as he felt it had hit the top

Butali and Strathmore meet in a repeat of final

Defending men’s champions Strathmore University face Butali Sugar Warriors in a repeat of last season’s final as they headline a bumper Kenya Hockey Union league matches over the Easter holiday weekend at the City Park Stadium. They clash on Sunday as KHU implements its full restructure of the league in a bid to attract more fans. Previously, the union has been ploughed by slow running of the league resulting at times in late conclusion. However, after consultative meetings in early April between KHU and team managers, changes have also been made due to influx of teams participating this season. Among the top changes include the time format where since last weekend, matches have been played in four quarters of 15 minutes each. The previous

Kenya hockey teams to camp at Kasarani

The Kenya national hockey teams will  head for a three weeks residential training camp  at Kasarani ahead of the September 26th to October 6th Africa cup of nations to be held at the City Park Stadium. Union vice chair Ellyna Shiveka has said they are waiting for the government to approve the budget before the team can head for the residential camp. The national team has been in non residential training camp for over three months now while holding a number of friendly matches at the City Park Stadium with top teams in the men Kenya hockey premier league. “We intend to send the national team for residential camp as soon as possible which will run for approximately three weeks before the championships begin. All

Police arrest Parkroad to move eight points clear

Kenya Police announced their intentions to reclaim the coveted Kenya Premier League crown with a convincing 4-0 win over Parkroad at the City Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The match picked from where it stopped last weekend following heavy downpour that left the artificial turf flooded and unplayable. Brian Saina’s goal in the fifth minute from last week stood as the premier league match continued from the 8th minute. Injured forward Francis Eshukuri beat the deadline to return with an important brace.He Scored in the 15th minute with a back hand finish after midfielder Oliver Echenje  laid a pass back to the advancing forward. He got the match’s  third and his double in the 22nd minute via a field  goal that saw three