KHU names provisional National teams ahead of Olympics qualifiers

In a bid to present a strong outfit in both the men and women sides and seek to secure a slot in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the national field hockey governing body Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) has named a 25 man provisional squad in both the men’s and women’s category. With less than a month to the bully off of the tournament in South Africa, the coaches are confident that Kenya will put up a great fight and earn qualification to the 2020 Olympics. The teams are expected to hit residential camp as preparation to the tournament hits top gear. Despite challenges here and there, the squads are ready for the challenge ahead of them. The national teams which participated

Sikh Union Nairobi set to launch new stadium

The Sikh Union Club Nairobi will be the first club in Kenya to own an Olympic size artificial turf as they are set to launch their new stadium on Monday, July 22, 2019. The hockey stadium, which is the second full size Olympic size artificial pitch to be installed in Kenya, will be named The Dashmesh Hockey Stadium, after the 10th Guru, Siri Guru Gobin Singh Ji. According to the club, the idea to lay the astro-turf was conceived nearly 10 years ago but due to lack of enough funds to facilitate the project, it has taken time for the project to be a success with funding from well-wishers, friends of Sikh Union Club and former players. The total cost of the stadium is approximately Ksh. 70 million

Tokyo Olympics African hockey qualifiers fixtures released

The African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 fixtures have been released by the African Hockey Federation with the continental showpiece scheduled to be played in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 12-18 August, 2019. The Kenyan men's Hockey National team has been seeded in Group A with neighbors Uganda, Nigeria and hosts South Africa while Group B consists of Ghana, Namibia, Egypt and Zimbabwe. The Kenyan men will play their opening match against East Africa counterparts Uganda in the first day of the championship and play South Africa on August 14 and finish their preliminary matches against Nigeria on August 15. On the other side, the Kenyan women's Hockey national team will have a hefty task as they take on South Africa in their first group match and

Kenyan hockey fraternity mourn the loss of MSC player Cecilia

The Kenyan fraternity is mourning the death of Mombasa Sports Club (MSC) player Cecilia Wamakonjio who passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 while undergoing treatment at the Agha Khan Hospital in Mombasa. Until her untimely death, for the past two years the former Kenyan international was suffering from Myasthenia Gravis a condition that brings a weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles and voluntary control, the condition is caused by a breakdown of communication between the nerves and body muscles. A big loss  Speaking to Brenda Wangila the MSC captain, she said it’s a big loss to their team and the general Kenyan hockey fraternity. “She had told us about her condition but we didn’t expect it to be so soon,