I Can Only Imagine

By Makana Perpetua I could say am seeing someone during this pandemic but one thing that I am doing is hallucinating. Do you know what that means? I am seeing something. It has been months since we did what we love and by that, I mean hockey. Sweating it out, doing the most, going home victorious or frustrated but whatever the outcome, you gave your all, to the last bit. It seems like something we should not talk about but here in am, pricking the wounds that are supposed to heal. Is it sensational? A few had the chance to usher in season 2020 but again some had the worst encounter. Imagine losing your debut. Is the season going to start afresh

Is it just me?

"I could be more frustrated waking up to today looking like yesterday and nothing really to be happy about but the fact that I have more hours of sleep. I mean why should I even complain?" This has crossed the mind of many during this quarantine. A quick question, how did we even find ourselves here? Sleeping on a Monday knowing tomorrow is Tuesday but only to realize you skipped the day amidst your doodling, drifting, and sadness…here comes Thursday! Well, nothing much happened this week and you not happy about it. Right! COVID has had us dancing to its tune. Wait, for how long now? I can’t tell too. I could say we have come a long way and nothing

The Companion

Maybe the sport was the only thing that was working in their life. Maybe the days they showed up for matches and training were the only days they got to interact. How about their coach? Maybe that was the only person who believed in them. They were the only person who saw potential in them. The only people who appreciated their performance. The only people who embraced the change that had come forth. Have you thought of this? Maybe the team was the only family that accepted them. The only social system that never gave them anxiety or the pressure to fit in. That is why it was easy for them to fit in. To be able to express their feelings. To be able to trust themselves.

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

KUSA Nairobi Conference Title Race

The Kenya Universities Sports Association league has entered the second leg. The KUSA Nairobi league kicked off on the 1st of February at Kenyatta University. As per the 1st leg standings, Kenyatta University Women, the Titans, have a lead as United States International University(USIU-A) Spartans come second based on a goal difference. In third place is JKUAT ladies after their loss to Titans on their last fixture of the first leg. In the mens category, USIU mashujaa are leading with a major goal difference, followed by KU Main campus men, and Daystar Falcons in third place. The race to the KuSA title is intensifying as teams seek to seal their fate during this half of the season.

Fare Thee Well, Joyce

It is with heavy hearts that we grieve the demise of Joyce Mumbe, who passed on the 4th of January, 11:50 pm at the Metropolitan Hospital Buruburu. This was after a bout of severe Cerebral Malaria. A young, jovial, kind, and caring soul, she was a sister and a friend to many...gone too soon. From the year 2014, Joyce was a Jomo Kenyatta University Student where she pursued a degree in Actuarial science and graduated in 2018. Alongside her studies, she showed her prowess in sports where she took to heart the art of sports through Hockey and Karate. She was part of the JKUAT Wildcats Hockey Ladies and JKUAT Karate team, The Morwins. With the spirit of a

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

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

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

Weekend at a glance

Thrilling, sensational and spectacular hockey weekends have been experienced since the start of the Kenya Hockey Union leagues second leg. In men's Premier League last week, on form and league leaders Wazalendo flawlessly pinned down Nairobi Sikh Union in a three-goal encounter and also beat United States International University-Africa (USIU-A) 2-1 while Sailors Hockey Club sailed past Strathmore Gladiators in a 3-2 wave. Welcoming another hockey weekend, third-placed Green sharks will be facing a tricky fixture as they head to Kakamega to take on a well-polished Western Jaguars. At City Park stadium, Wazalendo will be taking on Strathmore University with the thought of keeping their second leg tabs at bar. The clash of the giants; Kenya Police and Butali Warriors