OPINION: Playing on under-developed surfaces is a big challenge

By Peter Okova Covid-19 though a pandemic with ramifications that include death has provided a window of opportunity for us to reflect on many issues at hand.One major issue that calls for our urgent attention is the development of state of the art facilities in schools that have an opportunity to host Nationals. Sponsors like Brookside used to construct basketball courts brand them Hockey goals and the fields of play. Today branding is what remains, take note most of this grounds are uneven with tufts of grass strewn here and there. Anthills form part of the playing surface and the mode of marking are furrows created using a jembe..Those of who were in Embu in 2018 can attest to the fact

TUNZA SPORT ACADEMY: A new dawn for Kenyan Hockey

By Ruth Amiani Tunza Sport Academy is a non-profitable organization that is making great effort to make sure young girls in rural regions make better leaders by playing hockey and other games. With its headquarters in rural Kisumu and its oldest branch in Mombasa, Tunza benefits kids by offering different skills through sports. Tunza is an initiative of Raquel Otieno a former Kenyan International. Her idea and passion have seen a lot of change in rural areas where children from underprivileged families can rise above poverty to concur the world through sports talent. In addition, her network has seen sponsors from different parts of the world. She also encourages locals to be part of the change and empowerment. Her vision and

Battle for the Titans in the women’s KUSA Hockey National play-offs

Friday, April 19, 2019 marked the start of the three-day Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) National championships held at Kenyatta University. The match between Kisii University and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) started with a lot of energy from both sides which was expected as it was the first match of the day for both teams. MMUST however seemed to have been disoriented and on the low after missing a couple of goals that were at their disposal and this even worsened after Kisii got their first goal which turned out to be the lone goal of the match scored by Beatrice Muaka in thethird minute of the match. In an interview with Muaka after the match, she was positive

Action filled Super League women’s weekend

It will be an action filled weekend in the Kenya Hockey Union women's Super League, as three matches have been lined up at the City Park Stadium. Super League women’s side University of Nairobi (UON) is more than confident for a win and additional points which will push them to the top of the standings. UoN play visiting side Mombasa Sports Club (MSC) on Saturday at 4 p.m. The students who are currently placed second in the league standings with a tie of 4 points between them and newcomers Leonas are confident for a promotion to the Premier League. “We are in this season to win the league and to win it in style,” said Clayson Luvanda the UoN coach. Luvanda is