Telkom Orange Maintain Lead In KHU League

Jun 27, 2011

Telkom Orange women’s hockey team maintained their lead at the top of the six-team Kenya Hockey Union Premier league table when they outclassed debutants Strathmore University 4-0 in a top-of-the-table match on Sunday. 

The win saw Telkom Orange consolidate their lead opening a eight-point gap at the top of the table. They have 18 points and Strathmore University 10 according to the standings released by the KHU match committee.  On Sunday, Jackline Ojow scored a brace in the 58th and 63rd minutes while Jackline Atieno added the fourth in the 66th minute. Betty Tioni scored the opening goal in the 10th minute.

In the men’s Premier League, Western jaguars had mixed luck soaking nine goals and scoring three. On Saturday, Western Jaguars upset Park Road 2-1 to win their only second match in five outings. They are now placed eighth. In this match, Michael Toroitich scored twice in the sixth and 66th minutes. Cyrus Kanyi pulled one pack for Park Road in the 60th minute. Park Road are rooted at the bottom of the 11-team league with only one point from seven matches.

The biggest winners at the weekend were Kenya Police who pounded Western jaguars 8-1 on Sunday. Felix Okoth (17th & 58th) and James Munyi (44th and 70th) scored a brace each for the policemen. Other goal scorers were Nelson Ochieng (37th), Oliver Echenje (41st), Willis Okeyo (52nd) and veteran Roy Odhier (68th). John Rioba scored the consolation goal for Western Jaguars in the 65th minute.  Police are now placed third with 14 points from six matches.

Another big win was in the men’s national league where Kenya Polytechnic beat former Premier League side Nairobi Gymkhana 7-1 on Saturday. Dan Mwanzi scored twice in the 10th and 58th minutes. Eric Ochieng matched this by scoring in the 39th and 62nd minutes. Other goal scorers for the students were Gideon Kimunge (47th), Tom Mumo (49th) and Ben Maina (66th).  Raj Giddie scored the lone goal for Nairobi Gymkhana in the 40th minute.

The national league match between Parklands Sports Club and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology produced five goals. Eric Odendo, Fred Okeyo and Felix Opala scored for Parklands Sports Club. Giles Simiyu and Ken Maruru replied for JKUAT. The Premier League match between Nairobi Simba and the United States International University - Africa was rained of in the 41st minute.

After the weekend results, Strathmore University continue to lead the men’s Premier League table. they have 20 points from eight matches and are unbeaten. Green Sharks who have played seven matches have 15 points, one more than Kenya Police who have played six matches.

Nakuru lead the national men’s league with 11 points from five matches followed closely by Multimedia University who have nine points from five matches. Four teams - Parklands Sports Club, Kenya Navy, Mombasa Sports Club and JKUAT - are on seven points each.

The women’s league is for Telkom Orange to lose despite being a two-horse race with Strathmore University.


Saturday: Kenya Polytechnic 7 Nairobi Gymkhana 1, Western Jaguars 2 Park Road 1, Mvita XI 2 KCA University 1.


Sunday: Kenya Police 8 Western Jaguars 1, Parklands Sports Club 8 Western Jaguars 2, Telkom Orange 4 JKUAT 2, Nairobi Simba/USIU-A (rained off in the 41st minute).



Eric Odanga

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