Kenya ladies team the Blades, lost their debut match against New Zealand 16-0 at the commonwealth games which kicked off today
Kenya women known as the 'Blades' are making only their second appearance at the Commonwealth Games.
The 18-player men's and women’s squads include an exciting mix of experienced players and upcoming stars, 12 debutants, and 3 uncapped players.
Strathmore's Gilly Okumu has come back, replacing Kuria Rhoda of USIU-A who is out because of a medical reason.
They will be joined by foreign-based players Betsy Ommala and Lilian Aura who play for Slough hockey club and HTC Bonn respectively.
The opening session of the women’s tournament will feature reigning champions New Zealand against Kenya and South Africa playing Scotland.
This will be the first time Kenya will be represented in the ladies' category.