Hockey is Back!!!

At such a time last year, the Kenya hockey scene was warming up to an exciting hockey season. The premier league was gearing up for explosive action. Newly promoted sides Mombasa Sports Club and Parkroad Badgers (men) rearing to challenge for their space at the very top. The ladies’ sides had played a solitary match save for Kisumu based Lakers and Sliders. Newbies DFG Wolverines pulled a goalless draw against seasoned Strathmore scorpions while Oranje Leonas lost 3-0 to Amira Sailors in their maiden match with goals from Yvonne Madowo, Sandra Vodoti and Leah Omwandho. Then covid-19 happened pronto! And the wait started… The wait is finally over. Kenya Hockey Union has announced resumption of the premier league in a phased resumption of hockey

Tunza girls receive kit support

On 26th March 2020, Brigid Siantei came across a Facebook post by Tunza Founder Raquel Otieno. In the post, Raquel emphasized how sports bras improved the confidence of girls in Sports. "We have given out what he had but they are simply not enough." She posted. Raquel Otieno's post on Facebook Siantei, took up the initiative to support the girls with an additional 48 Sports bras. "I have however noted the girls need other items ranging from shoes,tights, wrap skirts, stockings et. al to make their sporting experience even more comfortable. Brigid who plays for Nakuru Royals, Captained the Moi University side and served on the Student's governing council as a Co-curricular Activities Representative. Brigid Siantei assorting the kit She's passionate about empowerment

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

Msimu 2020 wang’oa nanga

Katika ile hali ya kuazimia kumaliza msimu mapema na kuzipa timu zitakazo shiriki katika mashindano ya kombe la klabu bingwa barani Afrika mwishoni mwa mwaka wakati mwafaka wa kujitayarisha, shirikisho la magongo nchini limekata kauli ya kuwa na mechi moja katikati mwa juma ili kuafiki lengo hilo. Kwa kuwa Subira huvuta heri,  hatimaye zamu ya Parkroad Tigers ambao walinyakua nafasi ya pili mwaka jana katika ligi ya kitaifa na kupata kupanda daraja, watajitosa ugani kuchuana na klabu ya Parklands Sports Club ambao walishushwa daraja kutoka ligi kuu hadi ligi ya daraja la pili. Kwa upande wao, wenyeji katika mchuano huu Parklands watatizamia kujizoa na kutikisa vumbi huku lengo lao likiwa kunyakua alama tatu na kutangaza uwepo wao. Parkroad nao hawasazwi kwani wao

Season 2020 kick off

It was all systems go as the 2020 Kenya Hockey Union season bullied off. The first match week started off with total entertainment. Saturday saw relegated Women Premier League side Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT Wildcats) fall to a promotion hungry side University of Nairobi by a goal to nil. Daystar University men pulled a two-all draw against University of Nairobi in the Eastern conference of the men's National League tie played at the Strathmore University sports complex. In the men's super league tie, it was sweet revenge for Kenyatta University Vultures who trounced rivals Multimedia University  by four goals to one. Technical University lost grip as they fell to KCA University by a solitary

TUNZA SPORT ACADEMY: A new dawn for Kenyan Hockey

By Ruth Amiani Tunza Sport Academy is a non-profitable organization that is making great effort to make sure young girls in rural regions make better leaders by playing hockey and other games. With its headquarters in rural Kisumu and its oldest branch in Mombasa, Tunza benefits kids by offering different skills through sports. Tunza is an initiative of Raquel Otieno a former Kenyan International. Her idea and passion have seen a lot of change in rural areas where children from underprivileged families can rise above poverty to concur the world through sports talent. In addition, her network has seen sponsors from different parts of the world. She also encourages locals to be part of the change and empowerment. Her vision and

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

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

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

Former Daystar University player passes away

The Daystar University Hockey team is mourning the untimely death of their veteran and former player Dan Garang Nyacharo. Nyacharo featured for the Kenya Hockey Union men's National League side between 2009 to 2015 and served the Daystar hockey team with grit, passion and enthusiasm as a goalkeeper. Alongside his hard work and dedication, he ensured that kindness patience was served as any sailor would have liked. This helped propel his team from one level to another making his hockey career a smooth one. He earned himself a spot of a mentor, a leader and a role model. Before his untimely death, he played magic with words where he was a guru in twisting words and making images

Sharks Pursue Redemption as Amira Confronts the Giants

The Kenya Hockey Union last weekend ushered in the second leg of this season, with sensational confrontations between Strathmore Gladiators and Nairobi Simba as well as Wazalendo versus Police. As the latter half of the season kicks off, the hockey weekends are back. Part of the new goodies with the second leg is the launching of the Master League. With the absence of the Veterans Club last weekend giving it a false start, expectations are that Impala Veterans and Parkroad Veterans will not disappoint in the coming one. In the men's premier league this weekend, Green Sharks face Parklands Hockey Club in a head to head encounter. There are high expectations from both teams, despite Parklands falling short to

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 to Zimbabwe as the Kenyan men played to a disappointing result falling 2-3 to Zimbabwe later on. The women's match saw the Kenyans dominate the match but failed to score past a rigid Zimbabwean side. Zimbabwe went ahead late in the third quarter as Roxanne Viviers netted the opener in the 44th minute through a penalty corner. The southern Africans went ahead to double up the scores