Kenya Police will face second from last Parklands on Saturday in the men's premier match at 2pm in Parkland's city park stadium.

Police have a 100 percent record with three wins in three where as Parklands only have a draw after three matches that leaves them in 14th. A win for Police will see them move to the summit of the table.

But Before that the current leaders Green Sharks face KCAU at 12pm in the opening men's premier match. Sharks have 11 points after 6 games while KCAU are on 13th with 1 point having played only 2 games.

In the ladies' premier match MSC play their first game of the season against Sliders who are 5th with one win and one defeat.

In the National League "A" match Parkroad Tigers play Mombasa West at 6pm with both teams on 3 points though Mombasa West have a game in hand.

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Green Sharks and Chase Sailors played out a 3 all draw in an enticing hockey premier league match at City Park Stadium in Parklands, Nairobi.

The match was end to end but it was the Sailors that appeared to have the upper hand as they were leading 3-2 until the final minute when Sharks managed to snatch an equaliser.

"We came out for a win but given we got a draw we look forward to the next match because this one is done and dusted. The tactic was to always get the three points which ever way you see it", the Sailors captain told Kenyan Star.

He also added that, "We knew they were quite aggressive so our game plan was to pass the ball as much as possible to avoid contact which really helped us cause we just gave it up the last two minutes".

The draw now takes Sharks on the summit of the league with 10 points even though they have already played five games. Sailors move to 4th with 10 points after 4 games.

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Impala moved top of the National League 'A' with a 2-0 win over Thika Rovers at City Park in Parklands, Nairobi.

Team captain Fidel Castro was happy with the teams' performance. "Being our second match we came for three points and we are lucky and happy that we got all the three points. We started it in a high note and at some point we lost concentration and we were attacked but we corrected and scored another one and became comfortable and we took the win", he told Kenyan Star.

The Impala skipper talked of two tactics coming into the match, he said, "Coming into the match we had two possible tactics, one if the team is not fit we run them out then we start playing but if they are equally fit we have to move the ball faster."

Thika Rovers remain 4th with 3 points after two games while Impala have 6 points with two games.

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Vikings beat Sliders 2-1 in the ladies hockey premier league played at City Park in Parklands, Nairobi.

The match was tighly contested but the Vickings captain Doreen Otieno believed the win was well deserved. "The match today was a bit tough but we had to win because of the defeat against Chase the previous day and i want to thank the girls, they fought the good fight. We played our game well and we maintained our position and we earned it", Doreen told Kenyan Star.

The captain also insisted that focus is key, "Our main tactic was focus, we just had to focus on the match, all the other things were skill and everything else was on point. Focus is everything".

The win takes Vikings level on point with Sliders at 6th however they have played a game more than Sliders.

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Chase Amira experienced a frustrating morning in their ladies premier league encounter against JKUAT that ended in a barren draw at City Park in Parklands, Nairobi.

Amira played on the offensive but could not take their chances and break down the tight JKUAT defence.

"I think we played the game and its only that we didn't make use of our chances, otherwise we have one point," Amira coach Janet Wanyama told Kenyanstar.

The coach also commented on JKUAT ladies defensive style of play when she said, "I think they know our game play and they came with the tactics of making sure they beefed up the defence and deny us scoring chance."

Amira remain second on 7 points after four games.

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JKUAT ladies hockey team played out a barren draw against Chase Amira in the Hockey Premier League at the City Park pitch in Parklands, Nairobi.

It was evident from the first whistle that JKUAT came into the match with a defensive mentality that earned them a draw at the end.

The JKUAT captain Lesly Bonyo told Kenyanstar that, "It was a hard game, we were tensed but we are happy with the draw because we have really strangled and last time they beat us 8-0. It was very important (the win) this was a hard game".

On the team tactics she said that, "We wanted to score one goal then defend but the goal didnt come so we defended all through the game".

The draw leaves JKUAT at fourth place with  five points after playing three games.

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Results from the weekend Hockey action;

Premier League Men

Kenya Police   1-0   Green Sharks

Kenyatta University   1-2   Wazalendo

KCA-U    0-0    Chase Sailors (abandoned in the 39th minute due to rain), 

Kenyatta University v Wazalendo- (postponed)

National League

Youngstars 2-1 JKUAT

Karate Axiom 0-1 UoN

Bay Club 2-0 JKUAT

Gorilla 0-3 Wazalendo Masters

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Nairobi Sikh Union bounced back to winning ways after thrashing United States International University of Africa (USIU-A) 5-0 in a Kenya Hockey Union men’s match at City Park stadium.

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Susan Oketch scored four goals against MMU for a comfortable 12-1 win in a Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League match played at the City Park Stadium. MMU who were returning to the league after three years were barely in contention with Lorraine Nondi and Mitchelle Mobye adding two goals each in the one-sided match.

Other goal scorers were Yvette Kanyandong, Margaret Macharia, Leah Omwando and Pauline Naise. This was the first win for Chase Amira after losing their opening match to Telkom Orange last weekend.

Esther Chamchui scored the consolation goal for the students in a match that they offered little challenge to a dominant Chase Amira. Lynette Onyango, the Chase Amira coach was happy because the players followed match instructions and converted almost all the chances.

"It was a good game. The girls played to their ability and worked hard throughout the match. Even though we dominated them and they never looked threatening," Onyango said after the match.

Her MMU counterpart Vincent Mutembei blamed the loss to panic and lack of concentration from his players.

"We were never going to win with how we started. We panicked from the onset and let the opponents dictate the match. We didn't challenge them throughout the match. We will go out and work on the mistakes and hoping that we will put on a good show come the next match, " MMU coach told Sports News Arena.

Having gone down by three goals to defending champions Telkom Orange in the first match three weeks ago, Amira were determined to make amends. They did, against a side returning to the league after three years.

The floodgate of goals opened as early as in the the second minute when Kanyandong capitalized on a defensive error to fire past MMU goal keeper Faith Morei. It was 2-0 after 12 minutes when Oketch slotted her first. Four more goals were to follow in a disastrous half as Chase Amira took a healthy 6-0 at the break.

The goals continued five minutes after the break with Morei getting her name on the score sheet after a nice pass by Naise. Chamchui scored the lone goal in the, 48th minute off a rebound after Amira keeper Rachel Kerubo had saved a hard Rachel Ndutos shot.

In the men’s Premier League, Clayson Luvanda scored a 64th minute equalizer as Strathmore University salvaged a 1-1 draw against Western Jaguars in Kakamega. 

Western Jaguars now have four points from three matches, more than their overall tally of last season. Ian Baron had opened the scoring for the home side in the 11th minute as they played in the unfamiliar grass surfaced-pitch.

In the National League, Park Road Tigers bounced back from a humiliating 0-5 loss to Thika Rovers as Cyrus Kanyi’s brace helped them to a 3-1 win over Daystar University.

Kanyi was on target after converting a penalty corner in the 17th minute before Lewis Momanyi doubled their lead five minutes later. Malcolm Brent pulled a goal back for the students in the 53rd minute before Kanyi’s last minute strike put the result beyond doubt. 

Multiple league champions Telkom Orange are unlikely to relinquish the title any time soon. On Sunday, they overran United States International University of Africa (USIU-A) Spartans 10-0 at the City Park Stadium on Sunday.

In this match, veteran striker Jackline Mwangi sparkled. She is in no mood of letting the younger players hog the headlines after scoring three goals. Maureen Okumu, Barbara Simiyu, and Caroline Guchu netted a brace each with former captain Betsy Omalla sounding the board once. 

Telkom Orange who are chasing their 20th league title were dominant from the word go and hardly gave the students any breathing space. Any move that the students made in order to get to their opponents D was stopped. The counter attacks produced goals.

Telkom Orange defense trio of Lucy Wangeci, Terry Juma and Flavian Mutiva had an easy time.  They were hardly tested. Simiyu opened the scoring in the second minute when she caught USIU-A defenders on the wrong foot  to slot past keeper Nouvelle Becca.

After the opener, the students managed to hold on for 10 minutes by playing defensively. But their game plan only lasted until the 13th minute when Okumu ran past three players to score the second goal.

With two goals down, USIU-A were forced into chasing the match but the experience in the Telkom Orange team made it difficult to even get closer to the D.

They were kept at bay easily and most of the first half was played in the opponent's half. Another lapse in the USIU-A defence saw Omalla score the third goal in the 26th minute.

Three minutes later, the African champions were back in the student's D this time through a short corner that was brilliantly slotted in by Guchu for a 4-0 scoreline. Guchu was on target once again three minutes later.

On resumption Telkom Orange intensified their goal hunt. Their efforts paid off in the 44th minute when Okumu scored a field goal to complete her brace. Mwangi finally put her name on the score sheet in the 51st minute when she beat Becca in goal with a ferocious shot after being put through by Guchu.

Two minutes later, Mwangi converted a penalty corner to stretch the lead 8-0. Simiyu scored her second and ninth for Telkom Orange in the 54th minute through a penalty stroke before Mwangi hit her hat-trick seven minutes to time.

In another match, Strathmore University Scorpions beat newly promoted University of Nairobi 5-1. Strathmore took the lead in the 18th minute through Elizabeth Ngumbo before UoN equalized 10 minutes later through Mercy Terer. Nancy Wanjue scored a brace in span of four minutes in the second half to give Strathmore a 3-1 lead with 18 minutes to play. Gilly Okumu wound up a good day in office for Meshack Senge’s side with a brace in the 62nd and 64th minutes. In the men's Premier League, Alex Kubasu scored with five minutes to play to hand Green Sharks a 1-0 win over Park Road Badgers.

Former champions Kenya Police were also victorious over Chase Sailors thanks to two second half goals from Amos Bakrir and Brian Saina.

Results

Saturday

Men: Premier League- Nakuru Athletic Club 0 Wazalendo 2-Nakuru, Western Jaguars 1 Strathmore University 1-Kakamega National League- Park Road Tigers 3 Daystar University 1, Kabarak University 0 Wazalendo Youth 0

Women: Chase Amira 12 Multimedia University 1

 

Sunday

Telkom Orange 10 USIU-A Spartans 0, Strathmore University Scorpions 5 Univesity of Nairobi 1 (Women's National League), Green Sharks 1 Park Road Badgers 0, Kenya Police 2 Chase Sailors 0 (Men's Premier League).

Report: Sports News Arena

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The Nairobi Region Secondary Schools Term One Games are set to kick off on Saturday the 25th March at State House Girls with some game being played at Nairobi School. A total of 16 teams (7 girls and 9 boys)  will participate in this year’s event. The games will end on Sunday the 26th March 2017.

Moi Girls and Upperhill School represented the region last year in the nationals but this year, each region will be represented by 2 teams. Upperhill finished second last year in the finals after being beaten by Kamusinga in the final. Moi Girls were eliminated in the group stages after loosing all their matches.

Brookside is the title sponsor for the Kenya Secondary Schools games.

GIRLS

POOL A

Moi Girls

Mount Laverna

Buruburu Girls

POOL B

Parklands Arya

Hillcrest

Kianda

Precious Blood

 

BOYS

POOL A

Dr Ribero

Ofafa Jericho

Lenana

POOL B

Hillcrest

Starehe

Makongeni

POOL C

Highway

Upperhill

Nairobi School

Source -- Hockey Kenya

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Wazalendo and Strathmore will be playing away this weekend as the Kenya Hockey Union League continues this weekend. A total of nine games have been slated to be played this weekend.

Wazalendo will be away to Nakuru playing Nakuru Athletic while Strathmore will be in Kakamega hosted by Western Jaguars. Wazalendo have only 1 point from their match against Greensharks where they drew 2-2. They will be will be looking to get 3 points from Nakuru who have 3 points from 2 games played.

Butali Warriors, Kenya Police are the only team which have beaten Jaguars at home and Strathmore coach, Meshack Senge is fully aware of this. ” Playing Western Jaguars at home is hard because it is a different ground from what the boys are used to and Jaguars play a different playing format”  Said the Tactician on Wednesday evening.

In the National men’s League, Mvita XI will play Impala and Thika Rovers on Saturday and Sunday respectively at City Park. Veteran side Parkroad Tigers will play Daystar University. Both teams lost their first matches  and so will be looking to get points from this game.

Only Ladies Premier league matches will be played this weekend. Chase Amira will play Multimedia on Saturday and on Sunday USIU will play African Queens, Orange at 9 am at City Park.

SATURDAY 25th MARCH 2017

PREMIER LADIES

CHASE AMIRA Vs  MULTIMEDIA UNI – 12.00 pm (CITY PARK)

NATIONAL A

PARKROAD TIGERS Vs  DAYSTAR UNI – 2 pm (CITY 

IMPALA Vs  MVITA XI – 4 pm (CITY PARK)

PREMIER 

NAKURU ATHLETIC Vs  WAZALENDO – 3 pm (NAKURU)

WESTERN JAGUARS Vs  STRATHMORE UNI – 4 pm (KAKAMEGA)

PARKROAD Vs  GREENSHARKS – 6 pm (CITY PARK)

SUNDAY 26TH MARCH 2017

NATIONAL A

THIKA ROVERS Vs MVITA XI – 9 am (CITY PARK)

PREMIER LADIES

USIU Vs  TELKOM ORANGE – 1 pm  (CITY PARK)

PREMIER MEN

CHASE SAILORS  Vs  KENYA POLICE – 3 pm (CITY PARK)

Source -- Hockey Kenya

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Strathmore University ladies team on Thursday evening beat Vikings 3-0 denying them 3 points in the only midweek fixture played at the City Park Stadium.  This was the first game for the two teams in this year’s league.

Strathmore dominated the game with Vikings getting to the 25 yard line less than five times. 7 minutes into the game, Gilly Okumu of Strathmore made a solo move dribbling ball from 50 yard line past Vikings defense then passed  to Judy Apondi who put tried to find the back of the net but instead the ball went to a Vikings defense player giving the university side their first Penalty Corner (PC) but failed to convert.

In the 12th minute, Ruth Odhiambo with an assist from Gilly, tapped in the ball past Vikings Goal Keeper, Esther Kariuki was was caught flat foot. Thirteen minutes later,  Gilly got the ball in the net after dribbling past vikings defense. Despite dominating the 1st half, Strathmore failed to covert 4 PCs something that their Coach Meshack Senge said he could not understand but will address it when speaking to the girls.

The the 2nd half Strathmore seemed content with the score missing many open chances and failing to convert any PC they got against Vikings.  In the 52nd minute, Winnie Ingati scored what would be consider the goal of the season as she chipped inside after seeing Esther Kariuki had left the goal. 5 min to stoppage time game became tense when sticks started flying in the air and at some point Strathmore player of the day, Gilly had to be taken out by medical team to be attended to after she was hit on the head.

Strathmore will play next Mombasa Sports Club Away on the 9th of April while Vikings will be Hosting Amira Sailors at City Park on the 19th of April.

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The Western Region term one games draw is over and a total of 16 schools will be fighting to become the King and Queen of Western hockey and also represent the region in the nationals in April.

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The 2017 Hockey Season will Kick off this weekend at the City park Stadium. This follows an entertaining 2016 season, the African Cup Club Championships and the mini league held over the past weekend.

Coastal Kenya through the Coast Hockey Association has made a massive comeback in to the League with 4 teams from the region participating this season. Apart from Mvita XI who failed to make a comeback to the premier league after losing their slot to Western Jaguars and Mombasa Sports Club, the two new kids in the League Mombasa West and Gorillas hail from the coast. 

In the top tier league, Western Jaguars retained their slot after beating Multi Media University and Mvita XI in the just concluded mini league after Wazalendo Youth turned down their promotion to the Premier League. They also welcome Technical University of Kenya. 

The league which is set to start on Saturday 11th March, 2017 will see Gorillas play host to Daystar University from noon at the City Park Stadium. 

Fixtures 

All matches at City Park Stadium

Saturday

Gorillas vs Daystar University            1200  

Telkom vs Chase Amiras                     1400    

TUK vs Chase Sailors                         1600     

Green Sharks vs Wazalendo               1800     

 

Sunday

Wazalendo Youth vs UoN Men           0900 

JKUAT Ladies vs MMU Ladies           1100   

USIU vs Kenyatta University              1300   

Kenya Police vs KCAU                       1500         

 

The 2017 season will be played in a home and away basis. It  will also see the introduction of midweek matches on Wednesday evening.

-- Hockeykenya.com

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Kenya Hockey Union men’s premier league defending champions Butali Sugar Warriors will open their title defence with a tie against Kenyatta University’s Vultures on Saturday as the 2016 season serves off this weekend.

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