National squads for olympic qualifiers trimmed

Jun 07, 2011

The Kenya Hockey Union has whittled down the national men and women’s following trials held last week at the City Park stadium, Nairobi.

The teams of 28 players in the women’s’ squad and 29 were picked from a large pool of over 100 players which had been named two months ago for the Olympic qualifiers.

The reigning men’s premier league champions Strathmore University forms the bulk of players in the national men’s team with 12 players followed by Police with eight.

Orange Telkom continues its dominance of women’s hockey providing more than half of the players in the team which also includes Italian based midfielder Lilian Kimei.

The teams will carry on with their weekly trainings for September’s Africa Olympic Qualifiers in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe scheduled for 3rd to 11th.
The teams are being handled by a technical team of four- Teddy Jhite, Meshack Senge, William Oketch and Barrack Odaga.

Meanwhile, Greensharks piled pressure on premier League leaders strathmore after a 5-0 drubbing of Mvita XI.

Strathmore lead the table with 17 points after their 1-0 weekend win over Parkroad, two adrift of Greensharks.

Job Omondi ,Peter Karanja and Joseph Mwangi’s goals were enough to prop up Wazalendo to fifth position.

USIU-A beat Kisumu Simba 3-1 in the other league match.

In the National women’s league, Mombasa sports recorded a slim 1-0 win over Sliders to record their first win of the season.

The result left the two teams in fourth and fifth positions respectively behind leaders Telkom orange with 12 points, Strathmore University in second and third placed USIU who beat western Jaguars 1-0

Men’s Squad
1    James Kayieko    Police        Goalkeeper
2    Duke Ombagi    Police        Goalkeeper
3    Collins Asimba     Strath        Goalkeeper
4    Linus Kipkemboi Sang    Strath    Goalkeeper
5    Hosea Walucho    Strath        Defender
6    Kenneth NyongesaStrath        Defender
7    Saidi Rashid    Kenya Navy    Defender
8    Maxwell FuchakaStrath        Defender
9    Brian Saina    Police        Defender
10    Tony Nyikuri    Sharks        Defender
11    Francis Esikuri    Strath        Midfielder
12    Allan Iningu     Strath        Midfielder
13    Richard Birir    Police        Midfielder
14    Billy Molla    Ksm Simba    Midfielder
15    Wilson Otieno    Nbi Sim        Midfielder
16    Willis Okeyo    Police        Midfielder
17    Felix Okoth    Police        Midfielder
18    Brian Musasia    Strath        Midfielder
19    Castro Kaluna    Nrb Simba    Midfielder
20    Frank Wanangwe Strath        Midfielder
21    Moses Cheplaity    Police        Forward
22    George Mutira    Strath        Forward
23    Emanuel Simiyu       Strath    Forward
24    Wanangwe Davis        Strath    Forward
25    Zack Aura Kenya  Navy        Forward
26    Leon Magomere        Sharks    Forward
27    Barnabas Odhiambo  Nakuru Sikh Midfielder
28    Godfrey Wakachungwa    Police    Midfielder
29    Gordon Odour    KCAU        Midfielder

 Women’s Squad     
1    Josephine Ataro    Orange        Goalkeeper
2    Gladys Wangeci    Strathmore    Goalkeeper
3    Cynthia Onyango    Orange        Goalkeeper
4    Betsy Omalla    Orange        Defender
5    Doreen Baraza    Orange        Defender
6    Carole Okoth    Vikings        Defender
7    Caroline Njoki    Strathmore    Defender
8    Terry Masibo    Unattached    Defender
9    Rachel Ousa    Strathmore    Defender
10    Rose Mbulo    Orange        Defender
11    Benazir Omotto    Vikings        Defender
12    Lillian Aura    Strathmore    Midfielder
13    Audrey Omiado    Orange        Midfielder
14    Laura Gichau    Strathmore    Midfielder
15    Anne Wabusya    Usiu-A        Midfielder
16    Pristine Njeri    Orange        Midfielder
17    Catherine Kimeu    Orange        Midfielder
18    Carol Guchu    Orange        Midfielder
19    Pauline Naise    Usiu-A        Midfielder
20    Bernadette Kiptiony  Orange    Forward
21    Jackline Atieno    Orange        Forward
22    Barbara Simiyu    Orange        Forward
23    Margaret Rotich    Orange        Forward
24    Jacky Mwangi    Orange        Forward
25    Jackline Ogot    Orange        Forward
26    Glenis Namasake    Orange        Midfielder
27    Lillian Mabonga    Vikings        Defender
28    Lillian KimeuForeign Based-Italy Midfielder


 Evelyn Watta & Elvince Joshuah

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