What an exciting action packed hockey weekend it was in the national hockey league, as league giants met in matches that could only be described as titanic clashes.
Former Premier League leaders, Kenya Police, garnered six points to gain an 8 point lead over the second placed Butali Sugar Warriors. Their campaign began on Saturday, taking down USIU’s Mashujaa with a 2-0 win. Before beating Kenyatta University Vultures 5-0.
The Vultures bad weekend had started on Saturday in a university derby against the Strathmore Gladiators. The Vultures put on a disappointing display, losing 5-1 to Strathmore, and leaving the crowd muttering in protest for the absence of lethal KU striker Shadrack Ruto. The result saw Gladiators move to the fourth place, behind USIU.
In the women’s league, the Strathmore Scorpions compromised their second position after a 1-0 loss to USIU Spartans on Saturday. Experienced player Lorraine Nondi easily beat the oncoming first rusher in the short corner and slotted a the ball home.
Sliders improved their chances of finishing second with a controversial 2-1 victory over Kenyatta University Titans early Sunday morning. League leaders Telkom Orange are bound to increase their margin this coming weekend, in what are considered easy matches against Mount Kenya University and Jomo Kenyatta University.
Meanwhile, the KUSA league continues with Kenyatta University men topping the table with 39 points. They lead second placed USIU by a three goal differential, having both played 18 matches and garnered equal points. Strathmore University is 5th placed, but with 37 points from only 14 matches. USIU tops the ladies league with 38 points and one match left. They are followed by Strathmore University and Kenyatta, both having two matches to spare. The league is expected to end this month, in anticipation for the NAKUSA playoffs to be held at Machakos in March.
Article courtesy of Collins Asimba