Kenya Blades lose to New Zealand in their debut match at the Commonwealth.

Kenya ladies team the Blades, lost their debut match against New Zealand 16-0 at the commonwealth games which kicked off today. Olivia Shannon scored three goals as New Zealand’s defense of their women’s hockey crown began with an astonishing 16-0 win over Kenya. New Zealand racked up 49 shots to Kenya’s one in a show of complete dominance.

The Blades will tomorrow face Australia at 4 pm Kenyan time.

Scotland beat South Africa 4-2, while India and Canada saw off Ghana 5-0 and Wales 4-0 respectively in Pool A.

The men opened their accounts in the evening session with England easing past Ghana 6-0 and there was a 5-5 draw between New Zealand and Scotland.