A Weekend of Goals Galore As Butali, Greensharks Impress

It was a weekend of high-scoring margins in various Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League matches as teams came out guns blazing, all in a bid to stamp authority and remain in contest for the new 2018 season. Particular sides that recorded maximum points in the weekend include reigning champions Kenya Police, Butali Warriors, Green Sharks and Sikh Union. Green Sharks bag twin wins After starting the season on a low against Butali in the match that was rained off, Greensharks moved in quick to make amends with two straight victories that saw them move up the standings with Kenya Police and Butali. The Ben Owaga coached side first beat off stern resistance from Park Road Badgers on Saturday evening to record a

Hat-trick Heroine Joan Inspires Tigoi To Finals As Trans Nzoia Edge Nyamira

Joan Anjao produced a man of the match performance to propel Tigoi Girls to the finals of this year’s hockey national school games, scoring three goals as Tigoi hammered Kerugoya 4-0  in a semifinal match played on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Kangaru Girls High School. Joan, who was also named the most valuable player in Thursday’s match against Nyamira, opened her account after only three minutes of play when she smashed home a loose ball hanging in Kerugoya’s backyard. The commanding midfielder then capitalized on Kerugoya’s defensive mistake in the 15th minute to double her tally before Tigoi made it three in the 27th minute. The goals seemed to have drained Kerugoya’s morale as they began reacting to their opponents’ move, with

St Anthony, Upper Hill Set up a Repeat of Last Year’s Final

St Anthony and Upper Hill meet in the finals of the national hockey school games for the second time in a row following victories in their respective semi-finals played on Friday April 13, 2018 at the Kangaru Girls High School. KD eliminate Musingu St Anthony will be seeking to reclaim the boys’ title they won last year, having reached the finals of the competition thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Musingu in the semis. The match unequivocally turned out to be a cracker just as expected, with the two sides protecting territory with passion from the onset. The match was however decided in the 23rd minute when Nicholas Makhatsa found his way through three defenders and smashed the ball into the

Perennial Rivals St Anthony and Musingu to lock horns in the Semis

National hockey champions St Anthony face a tricky hurdle in their quest for a second successive title after they were paired against perennial rivals Musingu High School in the semifinals of the ongoing National school games. St Anthony, who were unsure of a spot in the semis, held high flying Upper Hill to a goalless draw on Thursday afternoon thus seizing the second position in Pool B. This was their second draw following their draw against Meru School and they will definitely have to do more against Musingu who have had a perfect start to the competition. Musingu started off with a comfortable 3-1 win against hosts Kangaru before blanking Shimo la Tewa 4-0. They were however denied maximum pool

Linus Sang: From The Corridors of St Anthony To Butali’s Sweetness

A hockey player and a coach, arguably one of the best goalkeepers to have graced the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Men’s Premier League in recent times. Linus Sang needs no introduction to the sports fraternity. The St Anthonys’ alumni has lifted the league title, the African Cup of Nations and played in the Club Championships, just to name a few. After almost a decade playing professional hockey and most recently making a significant move to Butali Sugar Warriors, Linus Sang sat down with Magongo Kenya’s Tyson Babu and here is his story…. Magongo: First of all congratulations on joining Butali, one of the biggest clubs in Kenya. How does it feel being part of the team? It feels so good being part

Upper Hill Send Thika Packing As Musingu, Kisumu Day Assert Dominance

Upper Hill seized a second straight victory in the ongoing Brookside Term One secondary schools national games, humbling Thika High 2-0 on Wednesday April 11 at Kangaru School, Embu County. The win took the Nairobi Champions top of Pool B besides securing them a semifinal spot, even with one match in hand. Upper Hill had on Tuesday beaten Meru School 1-0 and are only waiting for their final pool involvement on Thursday against St. Anthonys. A win or draw tomorrow will sail them to the semis as Pool B leaders. As Upper Hill celebrated the triumph, Thika High were left mulling over their future in the competition due to two straight defeats. The Central representatives had earlier lost to St. Anthonys by

Brookside Creams Up Eastern-Bound National Secondary School Games

The National School Games will for the next five years have adequate funds to facilitate their day-to-day activities after their sponsors, Brookside, renewed its sponsorship to a tune of Sh90million. The milk-processing company revealed the good news on Wednesday April 4, 2018 at an event held in Nairobi where its Managing Director Oliver Mary disclosed that the funds will be channeled towards kitting of all participating teams and improving playing surfaces. The new five-year deal sees an increment of Sh30million from the previous one which stood at Sh60million. Date and venue The finals of this year’s edition of the Brookside Term One National Secondary School Games are headed to Embu County (Eastern region) and will run from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th of this