Sikh Union eye a top three finish after beating Nakuru

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Sep 18, 2017
  • USIU-A players prepare to take a short corner against Multimedia University on Saturday. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Sikh Union Nairobi extended their good run in the Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League by beating Nakuru 4-0 at the City Park stadium reports Alvin Wesonga.

Sikh Union’s Collins Winjila opened the scores in the eighth minute from a penalty corner.

The Forest Road-based side attacked relentlessly and as a result, Shabaz Shah doubled up the scores in the 15th minute from a a solo effort , slotting the ball past past goalkeeper Frank Njue

Nakuru were unable to get past the experienced Sikh Union backline of former Kenyan Internationals Inderjit Matharu and Wilson Otieno. Dolcan Mugaisi squandered a few chances in the second quarter. He was unable to get a shot past Ajay Dosaja.

Francis Esikuri score the third goal for Sikh Union in the 53rd minute from a short corner when he deflected an Allan Iningu’s shot.

The visiting Nakuru side appeared overwhelmed in midfield which was marshalled by Iningu.

Davis Wanangwe finalized the scorers list in the 54th minute through a penalty corner set piece.

Top three finish

According to Sikh Union captain Amit Rajput, their main goal is to finish in the top three.

“We want to keep on winning our main goal is to at least finish in the top three teams this season,” said Rajput.

After the match, Nakuru coach Tony Agesa said his side was playing against a much experienced side but their main undoing was poor utilization of chances.

“The boys played well but the only difference is the experience. In the first half we did not play well but came back in the second half on good form but failed to utilize our chances well due to poor finishing;” said Agesa.

In another men’s Premier League match, Kenyatta University came back from a goal down to beat Green Sharks 2-1.

Green Sharks attacked from the whistle with danger man Chris Muchwanju threatenning. They forged ahead in the 31st minute through substitute Kevin Simiyu from a nice build up in the midfield.

The Green Sharks midfield duo of Leon Magomere and Victor Osiche were outstanding  although Simiyu squandered a few chances.

The students leveled in the 33rd minute from a Lawrence Makhatsa goal from a Brian Nguru pass.

Captain Oliver Cheloti scored the second goal after a counter attack by Dave Makori from the defence before Cheloti comfortably scored past Alexander Muge.

Team discipline

After the match, Kenyatta University coach Moses Kagochi acknowledged his team's efforts. “I am quite happy because the boys kept structure and the discipline, I think we are growing mentally as a team,” said Kagochi.

In another men’s Premier League match, KCA University (KCAU) lost 1-2 Park Road Badgers as they lost 1-2.

Karate Axiom and University of Nairobi (UoN) drew 0-0 while the match between Wazalendo Masters and Impala also ended in a 1-1 draw.

Sunday results

Premier League men: Sikh Union, Nairobi 4 Nakuru 0, Kenyatta University 2 Green Sharks 1, KCA-U 1 Park Road Badgers 2.

National League men: Karate Axiom 0 UoN 0, Impala Wazalendo Masters