Ladies’ Hockey Review: Amira’s Second-Place Finish Hopes Slowed 

Chase Amira’s plans of consolidating the second spot in the Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League table were momentarily stalled by Vikings, who held them to a 1-1 draw in a match played on Sunday December 10, 2017 at the City Park Stadium.

In what was a largely 50-50 affair, Sarah Bonareri continued with her impressive goal-scoring record by taking Vikings ahead in the 18th minute with a field goal.

Amira’s leading scorer Pauline Naise then squandered a chance to pull her team level seven minutes later, with Vikings’ keeper Winnie Kiprop doing well to save the Kenyan international’s penalty flick.

Yvonne Madowo ultimately equalized for Amira following a short corner later on but the Chase Bank-sponsored side will have themselves to blame for not recording a win despite a handful of clear chances that went down the drain.

Amira still move to second in the league standings on 34 points, level with third-placed Strathmore who have played two games less and have an inferior goal difference.

In Mombasa, Mombasa Sports Club finally recorded their first win of the season after overcoming fellow strugglers Multimedia University 3-1 on Sunday. 

The hosts took the lead in the 14th minute through Esther Mwikali’s converted  penalty flick before Shirlen Nabifwo evened the scores for MMU eight minutes later. Goals from Emma Uchi and Margaret Akinyi were however enough to secure a victory for MSC.

They had a day earlier been held to a barren draw by a visiting University of Nairobi side.


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