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.
Source -- Hockey Kenya
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
CHASE AMIRA Vs MULTIMEDIA UNI – 12.00 pm (CITY PARK)
PARKROAD TIGERS Vs DAYSTAR UNI – 2 pm (CITY
IMPALA Vs MVITA XI – 4 pm (CITY PARK)
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
THIKA ROVERS Vs MVITA XI – 9 am (CITY PARK)
USIU Vs TELKOM ORANGE – 1 pm (CITY PARK)
CHASE SAILORS Vs KENYA POLICE – 3 pm (CITY PARK)
Source -- Hockey Kenya
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.
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.
All matches at City Park Stadium
Gorillas vs Daystar University 1200
Telkom vs Chase Amiras 1400
TUK vs Chase Sailors 1600
Green Sharks vs Wazalendo 1800
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.
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.
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.