KUSA: It’s a wrap for Nairobi Conference

Its March again and the hockey plans never stop. The first day of March marked the end of the Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) Nairobi conference. The official communication is yet to be made about the national’s qualifiers. Meanwhile, the  University of Nairobi together with Strathmore Univeristy will playing host to the 2020 KUSA women championships which are scheduled for March 6-8, 2020.  This is in regard to honoring and celebrating women and women athletes during this month. In the recent matches, United States International University (USIU-A) men had Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Wildcats bow to them in a two-one encounter. JKUAT went ahead in teir next match against St Paul’s University taking maximum points home in

Sealed Fate

Yet still, the showdown in the Kenya Hockey Union leagues didn't stop. All the teams played to the whistle and the chase to better up the standing spots tightened. In the men's Premier League, Butali Warriors maintained their unbeaten run by sending Parklands Sports Club to the men's Super League by a two-nil win. In another encounter, Strathmore University Gladiators beat Nairobi Sikh Union sending them packing to the second tier league too. Despite the stunning performance, United States International University - Africa (USIU-A) Mashujaa dimmed Gladiators' light by squeezing four goals past them in a thrilling sunday fixture having it end in a 4-3 seal in favour of the Thika road-based side. On other grounds, Sailors had a

Surprise JKUAT, KU displays and Goal Bevvies Rock Weekend

It was truly a weekend of firsts and goals. In the women's premier league, an early morning encounter between Blazers and KU Titans resulted in a 2-1 outcome in favor of Blazers. This was after the victors had to struggle to achieve the second goal against the relegation-zone placed team. The results, nevertheless, expand the already solid lead held by Blazers at the peak of the women's premier league. Sliders Fall to JKUAT In an even more interesting turn, bottom-placed JKUAT won 1-0 against Sliders on Sunday. The win diminishes the certain relegation they faced as of the previous week. Any possible win in any of their future matches putting them in contention against KU Titans. While overall sentiments are highly

Relegation Battle Persists as Premier Leagues Locked

It was a fruitless weekend for all the teams facing relegation from the KHU Men's Premier League. The Nairobi Sikh Union lost 2-4 to Greensharks while Parklands Sports Club narrowly ceded 1-2 against Wazalendo. Strathmore Gladiators suffered a 4-0 thrashing from the Kenya Police team, diminishing their hopes of staying clear of the relegation zone. With two teams anticipated to leave the top-tier league in the next season, the results retain the deadlock another week. Only the remaining matches will determine the fate of the three teams. With victories against diaspora teams over the weekend, Butali Warriors and Blazers have all but secured the top league cups. Blazers won 2-1 against Kisumu-based Lakers, the seeming bane of their existence. The

Fruitful Weekend for Warriors, Spartans

It was a weekend of goals for Butali Warriors and USIU-A's Spartans. The men's premier league side nearly has the top position secured. With a 7-point margin against second-placed Wazalendo, the team only needs two more wins or a win and two draws for this season's trophy. On the other hand, the win in the women's premier league propelled the Spartans to the second position behind top aces, Telkom. The match against Dime Sailors was off to a slow start for the Warriors, with the seeming underdogs of the day dominating most of the match. Moses Omamo and Felix Opola both missed early chances in the first quarter, relinquishing what could have been their chance at handing Butali their first loss

Three point review; Gameweek 15

After 15 weeks of the Kenya Hockey Union Leagues, here is a round up review of all matches that teams registered maximum three points in the weekend. National League men: Park Road Tigers vs JKUAT ( 1-2) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) displayed an attacking type of game scoring early in the first quarter with Absolomon Mundi scoring the opener in the seventh minute. Points to note from their playing style is their well organized midfield and a solid backline which troubled the experienced Park Road Tigers' side who had a poor finishing rate. However, the students also failed to capitalize on their chances in a match that could have ended with more goals. Super League women: Nakuru vs Mombasa

Busy Weekend for Premier Giants

The Kenya Hockey League enters the second weekend of its second leg, with multiple encounters for top rated Butali Warriors and Greensharks. Both teams will be hoping to continue their winning spree from last weekend, where Greensharks beat Strathmore Gladiators 3-1; partially recovering from the previous 5-1 thumping in the first leg. The Warriors also had a field day against KCA-U, easily winning 5-1 against an evidently struggling side. Sharks face KCA-U on Saturday September 1st at 1600 HRS, in what is sensationally termed the Barclay's Derby, and Sikh Union on Sunday afternoon. Butali Warriors have a scheduled encounter with Wazalendo and Hockey Club Nakuru on Sunday. In other leagues, Chase Amira face off against Telkom women early Sunday morning, right

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