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 outing in Kakamega as Western Jaguars beat them 3-2.
In the women’s premier league Blazers kept the top spot intact by having all the six points from their weekend fixtures. Blazers beat USIU-A who later compensated their three-point loss by beating Kenyatta University Titans with a solitary goal on Sunday.
In the women’s Premier League, Amira Sailors sent Jomo Kenyatta University University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) to the women’s Super League in a Sunday morning fixture with a three-goal win.
In other matches, University of Eldoret were unlucky having missed a chance of finishing second in the men’s national League having themselves share spoils with Karate Axiom.
The thrill in the Kenyan Hockey leagues is orgasmic despite the unavoidable setbacks.
Keep it locked as we head to the last lap of the league.