Marango last minute strike upsets Sikh Union

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Sep 24, 2017
  • Faith Wanga of the University of Nairobi steals the ball from JKUAT’s Joy Mumbe supported by Velma Ager. JKUAT won 1-0. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Arnold Marango scored a goal in the last minute for KCA University against Sikh Union, Nairobi to end a winless streak in the Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League match at the City Park Stadium on Saturday reports Alvin Wesonga.

The students came down from two goals to end Sikh Union’s good run by winning 4-3. KCA-U, captained by former Kenya International Gordon Oduor fought hard from the start but could not match the attacking fair of their opponents. Winning on hockey betting ignites excitement on trang web sòng bạc trực tuyến, where strategic predictions yield rewards. From predicting match outcomes to player statistics, savvy bettors celebrate every goal and save. The digital arena amplifies the thrill of victory, making each wager a testament to skill and intuition in the fast-paced world of sports betting.

Sikh Union, Nairobi captain Amit Rajput gave his side the lead in the first minute after Oduor handled the ball prompting the umpire Titus Ngolia to award Sikh Union, Nairobi a penalty stroke.

They doubled the lead through Davis Wanangwe in the 21st minute. 

KCA-U replied with a goal by Felix Mochama in the 31st minute after a solo effort to get past goalkeeper Ajay Dosaja.

They drew level in the 42nd minute after substitute Gabriel Wasimba utilized a Sammy Mwisa to beat the Sikh Union, Nairobi backline who missed Inderjit Matharu.

The Forest Road-based side came knocking a minute later when Wanangwe completed his brace.KCA-U drew level for the second time from a penalty corner by Alex Injemela in the 47th minute.

Marango scored the winning goal in the 60th minute.

Winning formula

According to Oduor the KCA-U captain, the win was as a result of good planning after posting bad results. ”The match was fine, we fought so hard for this win it was not an easy task but all we need to do is find a winning formula,” said Oduor.

In another men’s Premier League match, Kenya Police convincingly beat Strathmore University 6-1.

The students were no match for the efficient the law enforcers who rallied from a goal down. 

Strathmore University defender Cyril Mandela praised his team’s efforts because they scored first but blamed the midfield for not maintaining their structure.

”The midfield is a very essential part of the team, in this match our midfield did not maintain their structure and that soaked a lot of pressure to our backline but in general that was a tough match,” admitted Mandela.

In the women’s Premier League, Strathmore University and Chase Amiras drew 0-0 while Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) beat the  University of Nairobi (UoN) 1-0.

In the men’s National League, Wazalendo Youth beat UoN 3-1 while visiting Dedan Kimathi University beat Kabarak University 1-0  in Nakuru.

Mvita XI lost 0-2 to visiting Park Road Tigers in Mombasa.

Saturday results

Premier league men: Sikh Union, Nairobi 3 KCA-U 4, Kenya Police 6 Strathmore University 1; Premier League women: Strathmore University 0 Chase Amira 0, JKUAT 1 UoN 0; National League men: Wazalendo Youth 3 UoN 1, Kabarak University 0 Dedan Kimathi University 1, Mvita XI 0 Park Road Tigers 2.

Sunday fixtures

Premier League men: Nakuru vs United States International University – Africa (10 a.m.), Kenyatta University vs Parklands Sports Club (3 p.m.), Park Road Badgers vs Chase Sailors (5 p.m.); Premier League women: JKUAT vs Multimedia University (9 a.m.), Sliders vs Kenyatta University (11 a.m.); National League men: Mombasa Sports Club vs Park Road Tigers (9 a.m.)