Kenya Hockey: A blood brother affair?

Stop!Take a minute. Now, think about all the hockey brothers you know. Not the "heart" brothers, but the blood brothers that make up so much of the hockey fraternity. Did you know they can fill not one, but three entire teams? Such is the bond of blood, circulating in the phenomenal brothers that form part of some of the best teams in the Kenya Hockey Union’s leagues. From the super keeper duo of Farhad and Ali Shire to the sensational Frank and Davis Wanangwe in the forward lines of our premier league, the brothers epitomize hockey love as borne at home and only built on the field. Brotherly Passes and sibling rivalry Some of these brothers have had the good luck of playing alongside

Week 7 Review: Five Talking Points

Week seven of the 2018 Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) league went down the past weekend, with some teams picking up points that might propel them to a good season while others suffered upsetting defeats. Here is a look at the results from all five leagues. Premier League Men                 As the 2018 season slowly unfolds, the Men’s Premier League seems to get more interesting on both ends of the table standings as all clubs begin the fight for the league title in earnest. The quest for top position currently appears to be a three-sided affair, with Greensharks, Butali Warriors and Kenya Police keeping close tabs amongst them at the summit while creating a visible gap between them and  other teams. Greensharks dislodged Police at the

Week 7 Preview: Jaguars, Wolverines on the Hunt for a Maiden Win

Week seven of the 2018 Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) season goes down this weekend, with a total of sixteen matches across the five different leagues programmed for Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20, 2018 in different parts of the country. Wolverines keen on first win, Lakers eye fruitful trip It will be a battle of the newbies this Saturday as Wolverines welcome Lakers at the City Park Stadium, with both sides having started the season on a fairly good note. Wolverines are however keen on a win that will be their first following two sequential barren draws against Kenyatta University (KU) and University of Nairobi (UoN). In both matches, Wolverines were the dominant side but lack of efficiency upfront has denied

DeKUT Humble Impala, Bungoma Farmers Harvest Mixed Results

Dedan Kimathi University announced their arrival at the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU)Men’s National League with a resounding 4-1 victory over Impala Club at the City Park on Sunday May 13, 2018. DeKUT, who were playing their first game since being incorporated into the Kenya Hockey competitive league, went trailing in the 26th minute when Collins Madegwa scored for Impala via a field goal. Terrence Webwana however initiated the comeback for the Nyeri-based University with an equalizer in the 39th minute before Sutcliffe Usagi got them leading for the first time with his 50th minute strike. A minute later, DeKUT were 3-1 up courtesy of Wilson Mutua’s goal, one that did not go down well with some of Impala’s players who complained that

Twin Games For USIU, Bungoma And Strathmore This Weekend

United States International University-Africa (USIU-A), Strathmore University and Bungoma Farmers have a chance to reap substantially this weekend, with six points up for grabs apiece between Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13, 2018. The three sides will be involved in six of the fourteen games set to be played in four different townships. USIU kick start their weekend with a tie against Parkroad Badgers on Saturday afternoon at the City Park Stadium before locking horns with Butali Warriors late Sunday evening at the same venue. The two games are very complex for the students, given the craving of triumph by both opponents. Parkroad go into Saturday’s clash with a view of salvaging their campaign the earliest possible following four consecutive defeats that have left them perched at

Resilient Telkom Downs Sliders as Sharks Take Top Spot

Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Women’s Premier League Champions Telkom recovered from an early scare to maintain their good run in the season, rallying from two goals down to beat Sliders 5-2 in a league match played on Sunday May 6, 2018 at the City Park Stadium. Telkom, who have not lost a local fixture in over seven years, started the match in the most sluggish fashion and were punished in the fourth minute when Nancy Kibogong converted a short corner to take her side leading. Four minutes later, Sliders doubled up the scores through Captain Anita Agunda’s successful penalty stroke, a goal that elicited wild cheers from the fans. With two goals in the bag, Sliders went slow on attacks and instead

Green Sharks gun down Police

Green Sharks came back from three goals down to win 4-3 against defending champions Kenya Police in their Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier league match played at the City Park stadium. Kenya Police forged ahead in the ninth minute with a Sammy Oungo goal through a penalty stroke. Amos Barkibir doubled up the scores for the law enforcers in the 26th minute through a field goal and later completed his brace in the 32nd minute to make the scores 3-0. Green Sharks’ resilience paid off in the 45th minute as Chris Wokila scored past Kenya Police goalkeeper Martin Agesa, Kevin Simiyu doubled up the scores for Green Sharks in the 45th minute and added a second goal to his name in the

Uphill battle for Green Sharks as they face Kenya Police

Third placed Green Sharks have a heavy task as they face defending champions Kenya Police in their fifth match of the Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League two of which were rained off. Both teams are on a good run picking maximum points in their last matches. According to Ben Owaga the Green Sharks coach, he believes it’s a match like any other since both of the teams are enjoying a good run so far in the league. “We respect them but we don’t fear them, they are a team like any other regardless of their status. We expect to capitalize on any of their mistakes as we eye nothing less than a win,” said Owaga. In other men’s Premier League match

Late Distraction Denies Parklands Win Over Police As MMU, Sikh Record Victories

A hiatus of concentration by Parklands Sports Club (PSC) in the fourth quarter denied them a rare chance of recording a win over Kenya Police after they conceded three late goals to lose 1-3 to the reigning Kenya Hockey men’s Premier League Champions. The tie that was played on Labour Day at the City Park Stadium seemed headed towards PSC following a solid performance by the Nairobi based club in the first three quarters, only for Kenya Police to stage an incredible comeback that preserved their winning start to the 2018 season. The Parklands based side started the match as the better side with  attacks that went unanswered, with the attacking duo of Allan Odongo and Victor Mwashi keeping the opponents’ defense