Telkom Orange hit seven past Vikings

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Sep 17, 2017
  • Maureen Wanjala of USIU-A reacts after ball goes out of play against in a match against Multi Media University. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

  • Multimedia University's Linda Nelima in action against USIU-A. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

  • Multimedia University women Hockey coach Vincent Adhiambo gestures. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Champions Telkom Orange extended their winning streak and goal count with a six-goal win against Vikings in a Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League match at the City Park stadium reports Alvin Wesonga.

Terry Juma opened the scored in the second minute for Telkom Orange from a penalty corner set piece before Audrey Omaido doubled the scores in the fourth minute from a solo effort which started with a superb build up from the midfield.

The champions whose strong midfield, marshalled by Kenyan International Barbara Simiyu put the game surged ahead in the second quarter when Omaido completed her brace in the 23rd minute after a series of attacks.

Vikings shot stopper Whitney Kiprop was overwhelmed by the attacking Telkom Orange who took advantage of the porous Vikings defense. Juma scored her second in the 28th minute.

Maureen Okumu and Simiyu were the other goal scorers as Telkom Orange took their goal tally to 77.

Clean sheet

After the match Telkom coach Jos Openda said their goal was to play without conceding any goal.

“The match was one of our best performances this season as we look forward to retaining our title. We haven’t conceded and that is our main goal this season,” said stated.

In another women’s Premier league match, the United States International University – Africa (USIU-A) easily beat Multimedia University 7-0. Rhoda Kuira scored four goals for USIU-A's 10th win this season.

This was the best match for the Kenyan International who has scored seven goals in two matches.

After the match the speedy striker was quick to comment saying they did not play to their expectations. ”We started badly in the early minutes but shaped up, although we scored seven goals but that was not enough and not as good as we expected,” said Kuira.

Kuira a special player

According John Kabuu the USIU-A coach, Kuira who has a tally of 14 goals this season is a special player. He added Kuira is one of the best forwards in Kenya at the moment.

”Rhoda is a special player, she needs to work hard because I know she is one of the best and she could easily be the top scorer this season,” said Kabuu.

In the men’s Premier League, USIU-A came back to their winning by beating the Technical University of Kenya (TUK) 3-0.

According to Tom Olal the USIU-A coach, his side played better compared to the match their last match which they lost.

“I think they just need to believe in themselves, but it was a brilliant performance for us as we continue to move up,” said Olal.

In other men’s Premier League matches, Western Jaguars drew 1-1 with visiting Chase Sailors. Wazalendo and visiting Nakuru also drew1-1.

In the men’s National League Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) lost 1-2 to Wazalendo Youth.

Saturday results

Premier League men: TUK 0 USIU-A 3, Western Jaguars 1 Chase Sailors 1, Wazalendo 1 Nakuru 1.

Premier League women: USIU-A 7 Multimedia University 0, Vikings 0 Telkom 6.

National League men: JKUAT 1 Wazalendo Youth 2.

Sunday fixtures

Premier League men: Sikh Unio,n Nairobi vs Nakuru (9 a.m.), Kenyatta University vs Green Sharks (1 p.m.), Park Road Badgers vs KCA University (5 p.m.).

.National League men: Karate Axiom vs University of Nairobi (11 a.m.), Impala vs Wazalendo Masters (3 p.m.)