A hockey player and a coach, arguably one of the best goalkeepers to have graced the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Men’s Premier League in recent times. Linus Sang needs no introduction to the sports fraternity. The St Anthonys’ alumni has lifted the league title, the African Cup of Nations and played in the Club Championships, just to name a few. After almost a decade playing professional hockey and most recently making a significant move to Butali Sugar Warriors, Linus Sang sat down with Magongo Kenya’s Tyson Babu and here is his story…. Magongo: First of all congratulations on joining Butali, one of the biggest clubs in Kenya. How does it feel being part of the team? It feels so good being part
Today this brave world gets a little darker, as we lose one more child of our hockey republic. This morning, the 28th of October 2017, the news of the passing of Martha Sasha Masinde after a prolonged illness rocked the hockey nation. For a moment, we all forgot about our teams in Ismailia as our hearts shook in grief. We all know the inevitability of death, but would rather not know it, or face it, or hear it as it knocks on the doors of our neighbors. Regardless, hear it we must... and still we weep for what we lose. Friends give us joy, family gives us life and purpose. Martha Sasha was both to all of us in the hockey fraternity.
Hail Kenya Hockey union for introducing midweek hockey matches. These days players and fans have a Saturday on a Wednesday evening (literally though). Evening hockey! Floodlight hockey! A welcome break from the hectic and monotonous Nairobi life. Today was no exemption as enthusiastic fans found their way to city park to watch Parklands host Parkroad hockey club. The game saw the former rally from behind to snatch an unlikely point at death. Parklands were off the blocks in blistering fashion as they attacked and peppered the parkroad danger zone . The first chance to get the curtain raiser fell to Fred OKeyo who couldn’t pass past Parkroads’ shot stopper Allan Agesa who was alert on his goal line. Play exploded two