Strathmore inflict only defeat to Telkom

By eric odanga
Apr 08, 2021
  • Fidelis Okello of Nairobi Simba tries to dribble past Oliver Echenje from Police in a KHU men's premier league match. Police have already won the men's premier league. (Photo By Shutterspeed)

With the top positions already taken, the focus at the weekend in the three Kenya Hockey Union leagues on Saturday and Sunday was who finished in the top five.

There were seven matches in the women’s national league with Telkom Orange, the already declared champions losing their unbeaten run to Strathmore University who climbed to the second place. Gilly Okumu scored the only goal in the second minute.

The champions bounced back to beat Kenyatta University 14-0 on Sunday to complete their league assignments. Terry Juma scored a hattrick while Carol Guchu, Betsy Omalla and Margaret Rotich each had a brace. Other goal scorers were Glennis Namasake, Judy Apiyo, Hellen Chemtai, Flavia Mutiva and Ann Juma.

Strathmore University completed a good weekend by beating Sliders 3-0 on Sunday at the City park Stadium. Lucy Wanjiku scored in the 32nd and 49th minutes. Sliders scored an own goal in the 51st minute and are left with one match.

United States International University - Africa collected six points at the weekend. On Saturday, Pauline Naise scored in the 42nd minute against Sliders. Naise then scored four goals against Mombasa Sports Club on Sunday to finish with a personal best of five goals.

Homa Bay could finish second

Debutants Homa Bay could finish second if they win their two remaining matches. On Saturday, they edged out Kimathi University 1-0 and beat Multimedia University 4-0 on Sunday in Kisumu. Their good run was helped by Kenyatta University who humbled Wazalendo Youth 4-0 on Sunday in Nairobi.

Already, Nakuru have won the national men’s league. Early pacesetters Parklands Sports Club finished fifth in style by beating Mt. Kenya University 8-1. Owino Oduor scored four goals while Allan Odongo, Amritpal Suri and Fredrick Okeyo added one goal each.

Mt. Kenya University replied with one goal by Ibrahim Mumo in the 52nd minute and gifted their opponents with an own goal in the 57th minute.

The top three places in the men’s premier league have been taken up by Kenya Police, Kisumu Simba and Nairobi Simba. But, Joseph Mwangi scored two goals in the fifth and 69th minutes for Wazalendo against USIU-A on Sunday. Brian Makokha scored for the students in the 60th minute.

Results

Saturday, Men’s Premier League: Mombasa Sports Club 0 Nairobi Simba 2, Mvita 0 Nairobi Simba 3; Men’s national league: Technical University Kenya 1 Daystar University 4, Parklands Sports Club 8 Mt. Kenya University 1, Homa Bay 1 Kimathi University 0, Homa Bay 4 Multimedia 0; Women’s national league: Strathmore University 1 Telkom Orange 0, Sliders o USIU-A 1, Kenyatta University 1 Mombasa Sports Club 1.

Sunday, Men’s Premier League: Wazalendo 2 USIU-A 1; Men’s national league: Daystar University 5 NYS 0, Wazalendo Youth 0 Kenyatta University 4; Women’s national league: USIU-A 4 Mombasa Sports Club 0, Vikings 5 Multimedia University 0, Telkom Orange 14 Kenyatta University 0, Sliders 0 Strathmore University 3.