Senge's Strathmore tackle Sliders

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
May 14, 2015
  • Liz Ngombo of Strathmore University escapes a tackle from Millyanne Wanjala of Vikings in a previous match. They face Sliders at the weekend. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Meshack Senge, the Strathmore University coach has his eyes set on collecting maximum points when they tackle Sliders on Sunday at the City Park Stadium in a Kenya Hockey Union women's Premier League match.

He has little sympathy for a slippers start for Sliders. On Sunday,  all he’s interested in is the three points on offer. The former no-nonsense Armed Forces and Kenya team defender acknowledged that given the pressure at Sliders aftera 0-9 loss to Telkom Orange last Sunday, his team could be up against an unpredictable team.

“We want to step on the turf with one goal in mind - getting all the points. They have to show what sort of team they are. They’re playing on the back of a very tough defeat. They have the pressure and hopefully that will help things go well for us,” Senge said.

He added: “They will be coming to prove that they are still not out and want to get a win, but so do we and we’ll be going there trying to win the three points.”  The coach is also keen to perfect his tactical approach to the match which will help Strathmore become more stable early in the league.

“Now that there’s plenty of games to play, we’ll try to keep our run going. We’re doing well at the moment and we’ve shown that the team has solidarity again. This is how we must keep going.”

Strathmore are second in the standing with four points from two matches behind leaders Telkom Orange while Sliders are third with three points from two matches.

In other women's matches, fifth-placed Vikings are up against United States International University - Africa on Sunday.

In the men's Premier League, USIU-A take on Wazalendo on Saturday and Park Road on Sunday. Both USIU-A and Wazalendo sides have three points but USIU-A have played only one match to Wazalendo's three matches.

Wazalendo have had a bumpy start and have dropped nine of the twelve points they have played for so far. They have lost to Butali Sugar Warriors, Strathmore University and Park Road. Their only win was against Parklands Sports Club.

USIU-A beat Parklands on the opening day of the season. Second-placed Kenya Police, fresh from beating defending champions Butali Sugar Warriors last week will travel to Kakamega to play Western Jaguars on Saturday.

From three matches, Western Jaguars have won two matches and are fifth on the log. A win for the home side will propel them to the third place and put brakes on Police's chase on current leaders Butali.

Strathmore University who have won three matches from four play Green Sharks on Sunday.  Green Sharks have only managed two draws from four matches. The last match of the men's Premier League will see seventh-placed KCA University taking on second from bottom Parklands Sports Club.

Fixtures

May 16: USIU-A v Vikings (12 p.m.), Thika Rovers v Karate Axiom (2 p.m.), Wazalendo Youth v UoN (4 p.m.), USIU-A v Wazalendo (6 p.m.) - at City Park Stadium); Western Jaguars v Kenya Police (( a.m. in Kakamega).

May 17: Strathmore v Sliders (9 a.m.), Impala v Thika Rovers (11 a.m.), Parklands Sports Club v KCA-U (1 p.m.), Green Sharks v Strathmore (3 p.m.), Park Road v USIU-A (5 p.m.) - at City Park Stadium.