Telkom retained the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Women’s Premier League title on Sunday January 14, 2018 following a comfortable 6-0 victory over bottom-placed Multimedia University (MMU) at the City Park Stadium.
In a match that started way behind the stipulated time due to water shortage at the stadium, Multimedia staged a surprise start in the opening minutes and seemed the better side in terms of attack.
The league leaders were however able to get back to their normal form in the second quarter where Jack Mwangi scored two quick fire goals in the 20th and 23rd minute to get them going. Audrey Omaido then made it three at the half hour mark before Jacky taking her match tally to four with two more goals in the 33rd and 37th minute. A last minute strike by Jane Ofula capped off the convincing 6-0 for Telkom, with the result securing them a record 20th league title.
The Jos Openda coached side now have 54 points from 18 matches, fourteen ahead of second-placed Strathmore University who have so far accrued 40 points.
Shift of focus
Having already secured the league title, Telkom will be hoping to add another trophy to their cabinet when they travel to Ghana for this year’s Africa Club Championships where they are the defending champions and clear favorites.
In the league, the reigning African champions have been in fantastic form where they have scored a total of 109 goals and conceded only three. This is almost double the tally of closest competitors Strathmore who have 55 goals to their name.
Getting them underway will be a clash against Nigeria’s Yobe Desert Queens on Saturday 20th January, 2018. They will then face country mates Strathmore University on 21st before battling KADA Queens from Nigeria a day later.
Ghanaian duo of GRA Women and Police Club are their final two opponenets.
In other matches, Kenyatta University held Vikings to a 0-0 draw at the City Park Stadium as Sharon’s brace inspired Mombasa Sports Club to a 2-0 win over JKUAT in Mombasa. The victory is MSC’s second of the season and takes their point tally to eight, five more than bottom-placed Multimedia University.