Sharks Pursue Redemption as Amira Confronts the Giants

The Kenya Hockey Union last weekend ushered in the second leg of this season, with sensational confrontations between Strathmore Gladiators and Nairobi Simba as well as Wazalendo versus Police. As the latter half of the season kicks off, the hockey weekends are back. Part of the new goodies with the second leg is the launching of the Master League. With the absence of the Veterans Club last weekend giving it a false start, expectations are that Impala Veterans and Parkroad Veterans will not disappoint in the coming one. In the men's premier league this weekend, Green Sharks face Parklands Hockey Club in a head to head encounter. There are high expectations from both teams, despite Parklands falling short to

Things fall apart: Kenyan teams fall to Zimbabwe in matchday three

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification dreams for the Kenyan sides seemed to be debilitated after both the Kenya Hockey men and women's National teams failed to beat Zimbabwe in matchday three at the Hockey African Cup of Nations-Road To Tokyo 2020 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The women's team started off to a shocking 0-2 loss to Zimbabwe as the Kenyan men played to a disappointing result falling 2-3 to Zimbabwe later on. The women's match saw the Kenyans dominate the match but failed to score past a rigid Zimbabwean side. Zimbabwe went ahead late in the third quarter as Roxanne Viviers netted the opener in the 44th minute through a penalty corner. The southern Africans went ahead to double up the scores

Baptism of fire for Kenyan men as women hold Ghana

The Kenya Hockey men's national team 'Chui' played to a disappointing 2-7 loss to Egypt in their second match at the African Cup of Nations- Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers in Stellenbosch South Africa. Kenya faced a baptism of fire as Egypt got them unawares scoring three quickfire goals in the first seven minutes of the match with Adel Mohammed netting the opener in the third minute of the match. Elganaini Ahmed went ahead to double up the scores in the sixth minute and Mohammed netted his second goal of the match a minute later to make the scores 3-0 in the first quarter o the match. Egypt proved to be the boss team in the match as evergreen Ibrahim Amr

Contrasting start for Kenyan teams at the Africa Cup of Nations Olympic qualifiers

The first day of the Africa Cup of Nations Road to Tokyo 2020 saw the Kenya National teams record contrasting starts in the first day of the competition at the Maties Hockey grounds in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Kenya national women's team 'Tausi' battled to narrowly beat Namibia 1-0 in their opening match. The Kenyan girls forged ahead in the 44th minute after a brilliant counter-attack as Grace Makokha poached a Gilly Okumu pinpoint shot past the Namibian shot-stopper. On the other hand, Ghana Blacksticks came back to win 3-2 past the Kenya national men's team 'Chui'. Kenya scored the opener with skipper Constant Wakhura netting through a penalty corner in the 28th minute, Benjamin Kwofie went ahead to score an equalizing

Surprise Exclusions as Kenya Names Hockey Squad

The Kenya Hockey Union (KHU), yesterday, named the final list of men and ladies to form part of the official national squad representing Kenya in the Olympic qualifiers at Stellenbosch, South Africa. Released just a week before the event is set to commence, the list typifies a deliberate effort by the union to include newer names and faces replacing the older elements of the national teams. Among the new arrivals in the men's team include goalkeepers Prince Omollo and Simon Odhiambo from KCA-U and Strathmore Gladiators respectively. Newcomers Paul Omariba and Rioba Otora are part of the defense, with Ivan Ludiali, Franklin Wahongo, and Douglas Nyerere also making their national debuts this year. In the ladies team, goalkeeper Nouvelle Ochia