The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced changes to the Rules of Hockey, specifically rule 13.2 which relates to the taking of an attacking free hit within 5 metres of the attacking circle.
Kenya Police moved eight point clear at the top of the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) men’s Premier League table after matches played at the weekend. The 2013 champions had a successful weekend after collecting maximum points from their two matches. The law enforcers followed up their 2-0 win over United States International University of Africa (USIU) on Saturday with a 5-0 thrashing of Kenyatta University’s Vultures on Sunday.
Butali Sugar Warriors posted an identical 5-0 win over Park Road and Sikh Union, Nairobi on Saturday and Sunday to maintain their lead at the top of the Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier eagle table. Their challengers Kenya Police had mixed results. They beat Mvita 2-1 but were held 1-1 by Mombasa Sports Club on Sunday.
Strathmore University’s Scorpions on Saturday thrashed Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) 6-0 in a Kenya Hockey Union women’s National League match at City Park Stadium, Nairobi. Two goals each from skipper Carol Njoki and Angela Mayaka set the university side on their way before further strikes from Ruth Adhiambo and Mitchell Achieng gave Scorpions the bragging rights in the derby.
Strathmore University Scorpions on Sunday began the second leg of the Kenya Hockey Union women’s National League with a 2-0 over Vikings at the City Park Stadium, Nairobi. Two first half goals by Kenya International Gilly Okumu gave the varsity side the win. It was sweet revenge for Scorpions who lost the reverse fixture 1-0. Scorpions coach Meshack Senge praised his charges for the victory, urging them to maintain consistency during the second half of the season.
USIU-A begun their title charge by a 6-0 pounding on Parklands at the Nairobi City Park yesterday in the KHU (Kenya Hockey Union) League season opener.
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By Sammy Lutta
Kamusinga has eliminated reigning East and Central Africa hockey champions to be crowned the inaugural Term 2A Nzoia region hockey champion at St. Anthony Kitale. Kamusinga goal keeper Isaac Oketch comfortably handled a Joab Malanda’s penalty to seal the national slot with a 4-3 victory over the host. This is after both side managed a 1-1 draw during the normal time of play.