Kenya Police,Strathmore qualify for Africa Cup Club semis

Dec 14, 2011

National Hockey champions,Kenya Police are through to the semi finals of the on-going the Africa Cup for Club Champions Competition in Lusaka, Zambia.

James Munyi scored the lone goal for Police in the 15th minute of their ame against Yobe Desert Rollers from Nigeria to send the Kenyan champions to the semis where they are likely to meet defending champions Sharkia of Egypt.

Police who are competing for the first time in the continental event finished their pool B matches with only one loss against Niger Flickers (4-2) in the tournament opener.

Police however recovered to see off Ghana’s Trustees 3- 1 and neighbours Tanzania’s Magereza 3-0. Strathmore have a tricky match against Exchequers whom they must beat to make the last four.

Davis Wanangwe netted six goals, three within three minutes as Strathmore rallied from 0-2 at half time to beat Exchequers 6-4 and storm to the semi-finals.

Strathmore suffered their first loss 5-2 to Sharkia on Tuesday after a rather successful campaign, which began with a 2-0 win against Hippo from Zimbabwe, an 8-0 thrashing of Malawi’s Gentrix and a 2-0 win over hosts Lusaka.

“Strathmore should have scored more goals than they did,”noted Nahashon Randiek, the Kenya Hockey Union Vice-Chairman. “It is evident that they were missing same of their stars who could not make it because of Exams and work and must now beat Exchequers which is a tall order.”

Exchequers, the Ghanaian champions who are unbeaten so far in the tournament drew 2-2 with Sharkia on Monday after convincing 11-0 win over Gentrix, 10-0 against Lusaka and 3-0 over Hippo.

Sharkia also look set to defend their title after a 15-0 win thrashing of Lusaka in their opening match which they followed up with 5-1 and 5-2 victories against Hippo and Strathmore.

Collated Results

Pool A: Strathmore 2 Hippo 1, Exchequers 7 Gentrix 0, Sharkia 15 Lusaka 0, Sharkia 5 Hippo 1. Exchequers 10 Lusaka 0, Strathmore 8 Gentrix 0, Exchequers 2 Sharkia 2, Gentrix 4 Lusaka 0, Hippo 0 Exchequers 3, Strathmore 6 Exchequers 4

Pool B:Police 4 Flickers 2, Yobe 3 Prison 0, Trustees 8 Prisons 2 , Yobe 3 Flickers 2, Gentrix 12 Hippo 0, Police 3Trustees 1,Flickers 4 Prisons 0, Strathmore 8 Lusaka 0, Police 3 Prisons 0 ,Yobe 1 Trustees 1 Strathmore 2 Sharkia 5,Police 1 Yobe .

 

Women's Results

Heartland Flickers 12 Lusaka 0, Lusaka 1 Sunrise Ladies 0,Heartland Flickers 3 Sunrise Ladies 0.

 

Sportsnewsarena Correspondent

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