Another game week has just ended and with it some thrilling matches across the country. Most games were played in Nairobi while others were played in Kisumu and Kakamega.
July began with a bang as matches across the men’s premier and super leagues were played. The top-flight league saw Western Jaguars taking on Parkroad Badgers who traveled to Kakamega for the match. Another match in the premier league saw Wazalendo hosting Sailors at City park hockey stadium.
The super league had several matches played on this day. These matches were; Multimedia University vs Wazalendo masters and KU men vs Mvita XI.
The first match was Western Jaguars vs Parkroad Badgers which started at noon. Western Jaguars got their first and only goal that guaranteed their win in the 10th minute through a penalty corner scored by Richard Njuki.
Later in the day, Wazalendo hosted Sailors at City Park. The game ended with a draw with the teams getting a goal each. Wazalendo had a quick start by scoring first in the 3rd minute through a penalty stroke which was converted by Sutcliffe Usagi. Sailors chased the game and managed to register a comeback by scoring in the 54th minute by converting a penalty corner. The goal was scored by Titus Ngolia.
Two matches were played in this league with both being played at City Park. The first game featured Multimedia University hosting Wazalendo masters. James Omondi scored for Wazalendo a few seconds before the first quarter ended. Wazalendo then scored their second goal in the 27th minute through Davis Mulongo. MMU got their first goal five minutes into the second half. Five minutes later, Eric Ochieng scored the third goal for Wazalendo. Leon Muyesu of Multimedia converted a penalty stroke in the last minute of the game ensuring the game ended in a five-goal thriller.
Kenyatta University then hosted Mvita XI at two O’clock. The game was destined to end goalless until Brian Onyango of KU was given the task of converting a penalty stroke which he did in the 52nd minute. The game ended with that solo goal ensuring KU got the much-desired three points.
Only one game was played in this league which featured Western Jaguars taking on Greensharks in Kakamega. Greensharks got the game opener in the 20th minute when Leon Magomere converted a penalty stroke. Jaguars replied two minutes later when Sheldon Kimtai scored ensuring the first half ended in a tie. In the 51st minute, Bethwel Masambu, of Western Jaguars, netted one in through a penalty corner that they were awarded. This ensured that western jaguars got the three points. They are now placed fifth on the premier league table while Greensharks are in position eight.
The day began with parklands hosting the traveling Mvita XI at City Park. Parklands opened the game in the 12th minute when Allan Odongo scored. Mvita replied just a few seconds before the first half was over with a goal courtesy of Javan Ochieng. In the 20th minute, Allan Odongo of parklands scored another goal. Mvita’s Javan Ochieng also got his second goal of the day three minutes into the second half. Parklands again took the lead in the 44th minute through a goal scored by Erick Odendo. On the 54th minute, Mvita got another goal from Bill Olang ensuring both teams were squared off with three goals apiece but this was short-lived as Owen Oduor scored Parkland’s game-winner just two minutes later. Mvita is now placed fifth on the super league table with 15 points, one point ahead of sixth-placed Parklands.
In Kisumu, Youngstars hosted Parkroad tigers who traveled from Nairobi for the game. The game ended on a goalless draw ensuring both teams got a point each. Youngstars are still placed 11th on the super league table with nine points, just a point ahead of Parkroad Tigers who are placed last on the table.
Another draw was witnessed back in Nairobi when Multimedia University managed to share points with KCA University. David Lirhu of Multimedia scored the first goal in minute eight but KCAU replied four minutes later through a PC conversion by Brian Kiptum. MMU got their lead back when David Lirhu scored his brace just four minutes into the second half. KCAU managed to square things off by scoring their second goal courtesy of Arnold Marango. KCAU is still placed second on the premier league table with 25 points while MMU is tenth with only ten points.
W.Jaguars 1-0 Parkroad badgers
Wazalendo 1-1 Sailors
MMU 2-3 Waza Masters
KU 1-0 Mvita XI
W.Jaguars 2-1 Greensharks
Parklands 4-3 Mvita XI
K.Youngstars 0-0 P.Tigers
MMU 2-2 KCAU