It’s a Floody Shame!

A weekend expected to be full of color, goals, and prizes was marred by the nightmare of rains and the forever shame of a flooded pitch. The KHU 2019 hockey league is at its climax, but the weather has taken a turn for the worse. Rains have hit the country and affected activities in all places including Nairobi, the center for the only national hockey stadium. The expected reaction would be that arrangements to facilitate the efficient completion of the league would be in place. Union Response In its typical fashion, the union has remained unresponsive to the implications of the weather. All matches remain as scheduled in the fixtures, as have all other activities that take place in the

Premier League Curtains go down

Is it a done deal? As the Kenya Hockey Union men and women's Premier Leagues showdown comes to an end this weekend, the grip is tightening and the teams are fastening their pace lining up thrilling last matches of the season. Thus far teams are seizing the positions while others are clinging to the spots they are bearing in the standings. In the men's Premier League, unbeaten Butali Warriors who are champions in waiting will be taking on Green Sharks as they seek to finish the season unbeaten. Second placed Wazalendo Hockey club will be taking on Kenya Police in a heated and much anticipated encounter, Kenya Police need nothing less than a win for them to dislodge Wazalendo

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

Rough Patch for Blazers?

It has been a spectacular season for Blazers, formerly known as Telkom. The 22-time Kenya Hockey Union premier league women champions and 10-time Africa Cup of Club Champions title bearers have withdrawn their participation from the forthcoming Africa Cup for Club Champions Tournament. This was after seizing another qualifier to the Africa Cup of Club Champions for the year 2020. This year's championship will be hosted at Ismailia, Egypt, from 1st -8th December. Confirmation from the team manager, Jane Nyamongo, resulted in her stating, "Our team is pulling out of the ACCC Tournament due to financial constraints." Earlier, Blazers had confirmed their participation, leading to their being slotted in the fixtures that were released earlier last week. This is the first

Gustavo! Your Team Gets Relegated Today!

By the end of the day, the two teams set for relegation from the KHU Men's Premier League will have definitely been established. Phenomenal clashes are bound to occur today as the three teams in the relegation zone clutch at their last straws. Strathmore Gladiators face off against the Nairobi Sikh Union at 4 pm. The loser is certain to slip into the murky waters of the Super League. Later, Parklands encounter Butali Warriors in their last attempt to salvage an already sinking ship. Considering their poor performance in the last two matches and the unbeaten streak of their opponent today, it is unlikely PSC survives. At 7 pm tonight, the fates of these three teams will be clear. Other

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

Kenyan Hockey multi-Olympian ‘Sindhi’ passes away

Former Kenyan International and multi -Olympian Surjeet Singh Panesar also known as 'Sindhi' passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in Nairobi. Surjeet Singh Panesar (Jr) affectionately known as Sindhi was born in Nairobi, Kenya. His parents had immigrated to Kenya from India in 1919. He studied at Duke of Gloucester School in Nairobi and went to India for further studies in 1954. He studied at Maharaja Patiala Public School and Patiala University. He played hockey for his School and University teams and during School holidays he played for Mohindra College. Harbail Singh, the Indian National Team Coach, who coached the College team took him under his wings and had a big influence in his hockey. He also played football during this

The long-run

Zeal,agility and urgency prevailed the Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League midweek fixture that was aired live for the first time by Madgoat TV in conjunction with Magongo Kenya and Kenya Hockey Union. The clash between Kenya Police and Nairobi Sikh Union ended with the opponents sharing spoils. The game turned out to be unpredictable when police mounted pressure to Simba who happened to be the game changers as the quarters proceeded. The match recap can be watched via http://www.madgoat.tv or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9Uvx81QOMQ or https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMadgoattv/videos/532587330865390/ Weekend in preview In their previous fixture, Sikh had been maimed by Butali Warriors with four goals and them having a chance to score a solitary goal. In their next meeting this weekend, Sikh will be playing Sailors who are

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

1st Edition of Shaban Yusuf Memorial Hockey Festival

Mombasa sports club in conjunction with the Mombasa County Hockey Association and Kenya Hockey Union hosted the 1st Edition of Shaban Yusuf Memorial Hockey Fest. The Mombasa Sports Club played host to the annual event with the grounds being flocked with various hockey clubs who honored the invitation. The fixtures kicked off as scheduled as teams showed a lot of zeal and enthusiasm as the day faired on. The less number of goals scored has been recorded as most teams are in a better position with drawing. Day 1 was wrapped up with Park road leading in the men's pool A, Kenya Police leading in pool B, USIU leading in pool C and Mvita XI

Maangazio ya wikendi

Huku mwaka na msimu wa magongo nchini unapo endelea kusongea utepe, mashabik wa magongo nchini wanazo kila sababu ya kujumuika pamoja katika nyuga za magongo katika maeneo tofauti ili kushabikia vikosi vyao vitakapo kuwa vinachuana. Siku ya Juma mosi mida ya saa sita mchana, itakuwa zamu ya wasomi wa chuo kikuu cha Kenyatta (K.U) kuwaalika Amira katika mechi ya marudio. Amira wanaangazia kuendeleza msururu wa matokeo bora kwa kuwapa kichapo wanafunzi hao haswaa baada ya kuwacharaza wasomi wa chuo kikuu cha USIU-A wiki mbili zilizopita. Mkufunzi wa Amiras Thomas Mucheni ana imani kuwa kikosi chake kimenoa makali yake vilivyo tayari kuwakabili K.U katika mechi ya ligi kuu ya akinadada. Baada ya mechi hii, itakuwa zamu ya ligi ya daraja la pili pale ambapo