Frank Wanangwe, wanted by Kenya Police

By eric odanga
Apr 01, 2021
  • Billy Molla of Kisumu Simba shields the ball from Johnstone Mulindi of Green Sharks in a KHU Men's Premier league match at the City Park Stadium. Kisumu Simba won 2-1. (Photo By Shutterspeed)

  • Frank Wanangwe (2nd left) scored the goal against Kenya Police. (Photo By Shutterspeed)

  • Cliff Okello, a former Kisumu Simba player now coaches the side who are joint leaders with Kenya Police in the KHU Men's Premier League. (Photo By Shutterspeed)

Frank Wanangwe could be a wanted man by Kenya Police this week. This is because the Kisumu Simba player scored the only goal that broke Kenya Police’s unbeaten run in the Kenya Hockey Union men’s premier league on Saturday at the City Park Stadium.

The goal which was scored in the 52nd minute was not a fluke because the same player was on the score sheet again when the lakeside team played Green Sharks on Sunday. Before the match on Saturday, Kenya Police had gone unbeaten for 10 matches.

With two wins, Kisumu Simba are now joint leaders in the Kenya Hockey Union Men’s Premier League. They each have 28 points.

On Sunday, Dennis Owoka scored the first goal for Kisumu Simba in the second minute before Wanangwe, whose younger brother Davis plays for Nairobi Simba Union scored the second in the 54th minute. A brief lapse saw Green Sharks reply with a goal by Samuel Mucheke in the 55th minute.

In the other matches, KCA University were 2-1 winners over Mombasa Sports Club while Strathmore University beat Mombasa Sports Club 5-0 on Saturday. On Sunday, Strathmore University completed their winning tour of Mombasa by beating Mvita XI 1-0.

Recorded wins

Two top teams in the men’s national league were in action and recorded wins. Nakuru beat Kenyatta University 1-0 on Saturday while Wazalendo Youth saw off Homa Bay 3-0. Eric Ochieng scored on the 19th and 37th minutes for Homa Bay.

Joel Kamau added the third in the 51st minute. Homa Bay bounced back to beat the University of Nairobi 2-0 on Sunday. Calvince Omondi scored both goals in the eighth and 51st minutes.

There were six matches in the women’s national league. Telkom Orange, the defending champions edged out Sliders 1-0 on Sunday. Carol Guchu scored for the champions in the 59th minute.

On Saturday, Sliders beat Kenyatta University 2-1. Anita Agunda scored in the seventh and 52nd minutes and Juliet Otieno in the 68th minute. Brenda Sakong replied with one goal for Kenyatta University in the 59th minute.

Strathmore University reclaimed the second spot dislodging the United States International University - Africa when they beat Multimedia University 9-0 on Sunday. Lilian Aura scored four goals with Lucy Nyambura added two. Carol Njoki, Gilly Okumu and Rachel Ousa scored one goal each.

USIU-A were 4-0 winners over Vikings. Pauline Naise scored a hattrick and Rhoda Nyambura one.

Results

Saturday Men’s Premier League: Kisumu Simba 1 Kenya Police 0, Mvita XI 1 KCA University 2, Mombasa Sports Club 0 Strathmore University 5.

Men’s National League: Wazalendo Youth 3 Homa Bay 0, Mombasa Institute 0 Kimathi University 0, Nakuru 1 Kenyatta University 0.

Women’s national league: Mt. Kenya University 0 Multimedia 1, Sliders 3 Kenyatta University 1.

Sunday

Men’s Premier League: Green Sharks 1 Kisumu Simba 2, Mvita o Strathmore University 1.

Men’s National League: UoN 0 Homa Bay 2, Kabarak University 1 Kenyatta University 3.

Women’s national league: Mt. Kenya University 0 Kenyatta University 1, Telkom Orange 1 Sliders 0, Vikings 0 USIU-A 4, Strathmore Universty 9 Multimedia University 0.