Alvin Wesonga

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The legend lives on; Parminder Singh Saini ‘Kake’ the great

Looking at Kenya’s hockey scene, currently, it is hard to envision a time when the country faced off against the world’s greatest. Hockey was the first team sport to represent Kenya in the summer Olympics,this was when Kenya was the undisputed African hockey king. It easily conquered the continental hockey scene, fast extinguishing any rivals …

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Ugandans no match to free-scoring Kenyan girls in the first day of the FIH test series

The Ugandan women’s national team seemed to be a no-match side to the Kenyan women’s national team in the first day of the FIH/AfHF test series between Kenya and Uganda after the Kenyan girls scored 11 goals in the match that was played at the Sikh Union Club, Nairobi. Kenya went to the lead in …

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A Glorious Kisumu; Tales of the rich hockey heritage

By Denis Owoka and Alvin Wesonga Solo; “Min Omollodhakoyach” Chorus ;” Gimoting’o wan wakiya” Solo ; “Kata oting’o mana jatugo” Chorus ; “gimotig’o wan wakiya” Loosely translated; Omollo’s mum is pregnant but we have no idea if she’ll deliver a sportsman. The booming voice of the infamous Kisumu clown, Caleb Ngaar, and the well-known rugby …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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