Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League defending champions Telkom stamped authority as they beat Sliders 7-0 in their match played at the City Park stadium.
Audrey Omaido opened the scoring for the 20-time champions in the ninth minute of the match after tapping in a Jackline Mwangi shot past Sliders’ goalkeeper Kate Opicha. Lilian Aura doubled up the scores in the 11th minute with a field goal past Opicha.
Sliders could not hold the attacking Telkom side as Omaido scored her second goal of the match in the 13th minute.
Sliders captain Anita Agunda was at her best but could not beat Telkom’s backline marshalled by Terry Masibo.
Veteran forward Mwangi later put her name on the scoresheet in the 22nd minute after being set up well by Aura. Other scorers for the match were Caroline Guchu, Maureen Okumu and Omaido completing her hatrick in the 47th minute.
No good link
Speaking to Sliders coach Linet Anyango after the match, she was quick to praise her goalkeeper for the amazing saves but cited the broken link between her midfielders and forwards.
“We evidently had some chances but did not utilize them but then you could see their was no good link between my midfielders and forwards and that’s something we will work on,” said Onyango.
Meanwhile in the men’s Premier League, defending champions Kenya Police beat a resilient Green Sharks side in a five goal thriller match. Amos Barkibir was the man of the moment for the law-enforcers as he scored the opener in the 10th minute of the match but Green Sharks were quick to respond with David Kiberenge giving his side an equaliser ten minutes later.
Green Sharks’ forward Chris Muchwanju was at his best as he gave the Kenya Police backline a hard time with his dribbles but failed to get past Allan Agesa the Kenya Police shot-stopper.
Green Sharks new signing Robby Moturi was also at his best between the posts as he made perfect saves to deny Kenya Police a number of scoring opportunities but could not hold Barkibir as he took his side to the lead at the start of the third quarter.
Samuel Wokila scored the third goal for Kenya Police as Victor Osiche converted a penalty stroke for Green Sharks a minute to the final whistle to make the scores 3-2.
Premier League women: Telkom 7-0 Sliders ; Super League Women: Kenyatta University 2-0 Mombasa Sports Club ; Premier League men: Green Sharks 2-3 Kenya Police; Super League men: Multimedia University 5-1 Kabarak University