source: Daily Nation
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.
Kenyan international Samuel Wokila hit a brace for Police, with Felix Okoth, Samson Birir and Willis Okeyo also scoring to put Vultures to the sword.
Police are on 54 points from 21 matches but have played four more matches than second-placed Butali Sugar Warriors who are on 46 points from 17 matches.
Police skipper Brian Saina has urged his teammates to maintain consistency until the end of the season to boost their chances of reclaiming the title. “It was good weekend, we played well and got the six points which was our target, we need to keep this form until the end of the season and hope Butali drop points as well,” Saina told Daily Nation Sport.
USIU DISLODGED GREENSHARKS
USIU dislodged Greensharks from third place after they bounced back from their defeat to Police to beat Strathmore University Gladiators 1-0 in Sunday’s last game with Steve Wokka hitting the winner. The students are on 34 points while Gladiators moved into fourth place with 33 points after their 5-1 over Vultures on Saturday. Sharks drop into fifth place with 32 points.
Mombasa Sports Club (MSC) and Mvita XI continue to occupy the bottom two places after both teams lost to Kenya College of Accountancy (KCAU) at the weekend. MSC are bottom with three points while Mvita are 14th with nine points.
In the women’s national league, Strathmore University Scorpions missed a chance to move to within two points of league leaders Telkom Orange after they fell 1-0 to USIU Spartans.
Scorpions remain second with 37 points from 17 matches, five points behind champions Orange who lead with 42 points. Sliders boosted their chances of finishing second after a 2-1 win over KU Titans.