More Shout Outs… The Lazy Corner

Greetings, again, from the lazy corner. Those who are still nursing their sprains from this morning's run, congratulations. We will join you tomorrow. Well. It seems we will not be resuming the league any time soon. I have missed a lot about it. That Sunday evening crowd that simply wishes to pretend that tomorrow is not Monday. The midweek fixture that will not happen because it rained. ICE! Mchezo wa meno (Player of teeth?)- Did you know his name is Lucas? I did. Not so lazy, am I? But mostly, I missed the goals. Not the once I score, of course. The ones that other people score. We, from the lazy corner, including Moses Omamo of The Sailors and others, have completely given up

Shouting Thoughts from the Lazy Corner

Everyone is exercising. Everyone, that is, but me. This evening my Whatsapp Status list looked like a review of mapwork from a Geography course. Do they still do those? I would think they do. Well. I am exercising. In my mind. I think I will start tomorrow. It might be too sunny, though. I will just stay home if it is. Also, it could be too cold to run outside. It could also rain. I guess, in that case, I will just try and exercise in the house. Yes, that may be the best option. But what about my carpet? It will run and lose its depth if I keep exercising on it. And I cannot use the bare floor, my feet

USIU-A Directive Threatens League

In breaking news, a directive by USIU Africa threatens to subdue to the continuance of the KHU 2020 league. Published this morning, communication to the students and staff of the university alludes to the Coronavirus outbreak as the basis for a decision to withdraw from all sporting activities in the near future. The communique details the intention of the university to cease involvement in all sports tournaments within and outside the country. These include the local leagues and the intended tournament in Uganda early next month. Indications are that the university has already written to the union in this regard. With fixtures this coming weekend having featured the university teams, it remains unclear on the decision the union will

The Surprise that is KUSA National Women

At the KUSA national women’s tournament, every year a new champion is born! This year, the new queens are Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). As part of the 2020 edition of the KUSA women’s tournament, MMUST took out Chuka University in the finals. In the knock out match, Maseno University eliminated the University of Eldoret to take the second runners up. Chuka University is making a tremendous effort and, as the season goes by, striving for the top spot. In the last year’s championships at Kirinyaga University, Kisii university emerged victorious. The first runners up were the University of Nairobi and in third place there came Chuka University. However, Kisii University did not turn up to defend their title in the 2020 edition. Unlike previous editions

It’s International Women’s Day!!!

Game week II is here and, with it, The International Women's Day! Seemingly honoring the day, all fixtures on Sunday are for the ladies' teams. This is both in the Super and Premier Leagues. Major fixtures are slotted for the afternoon of Sunday, 8th March. Newbies in the Ladies' Premier League, the DFG Wolverines, confront Strathmore Scorpions at 3 PM. Later, Blazers face off against USIU Spartans at 5 PM. Prior to these matches are Super League encounters. They are all university derbies between Kenyatta University and JKUAT, TUK vs UON, and Daystar against Multimedia University. In the Saturday fixtures, KCA University hosts Nakuru, while MMU also confronts Wazalendo Masters. As the main match of the day, the university derby

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

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

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

Battle on the High Seas

It's an oceanic battle this weekend as the Dime Sailors meet Greensharks this Sunday at 5 PM for the Hockey Men's Premier League. The match is highly anticipated with personal and team stakes looming large. Sailors hope to achieve their fifth win of the season through this encounter, with Sharks also hoping to exploit the opportunity to increase their total wins to 7. Greensharks Thomas Mucheni, speaking in a past event, specifically hopes to make a successful comeback from his injury break against a team that is rather close to home. In another sensational encounter over the weekend, Butali Warriors anticipate persisting in their winning streak as they meet Sikh Union on Saturday evening. A win will put them 7

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