Six matches were played today across the country to mark the return of hockey games after being postponed. Three of the matches were from the Men’s National league while the rest were from the Men’s Super league, Premier league men and women.
Nairobi Chapel and Impala Hockey club from the Eastern zone of the National League faced each other at Strathmore University where Impala emerged victors by beating their counterparts by three goals to nil. Peter Luseno opened the score sheet in the fifth minute of the first half while Brian Ngutuku doubled the away team a few minutes into the second half. Kimtai Dismas sealed Impala’s win by scoring the third goal through a PC in the 43rd minute enabling the away team to bag the three points without any response.
The Western Zone witnessed two matches which were played in Kisumu and Bungoma. In Kisumu, Bay club hosted Kisii Falcons but failed to win at home. Moses Mulupi opened the score sheet by putting the visiting side ahead a minute before the first quarter ended. Kisii doubled up their lead in the second quarter through a goal from Lenard Leakey. Bay club got a consolation goal a few minutes before the match ended scored by their captain Brian Oweke.
In Bungoma, the host side – Bungoma farmers – managed to get all three points by defeating Nandi Hawks by only one goal which was scored by Emmanuel Wafula.
Premier League Women
In the women’s premier league, DFG Wolverines managed to edge out their rivals – Sliders HC by scoring two goals to nil. The goals were scored by Cynthia Owino in the first half and Jedidah In the last quarter through a PC.
Super League Men
The match between Parkroad Tigers and Sikh Union ended in a draw with both teams scoring two goals each. Gilbert Langat opened the scoreboard by converting a Penalty Shot awarded to Parkroad on the sixth minute. Sikh Union Leveled the scoreboard through a field goal scored by Nirman Mudaer on the forty-fourth minute but Parkroad regained the lead in the forty-ninth minute with Gilbert Langat scoring a brace through a PC. Sikh Union managed to level the score again by scoring another field goal by their captain Harvir.
Premier League Men
Kenya Police managed to split points with Wazalendo by coming back from a goal down in the Men’s premier league match. Sutcliffe Usagi of Wazalendo scored the first goal in the 29th minute of the game. Kenya Police managed to salvage a point by scoring the equalizer just three minutes before the game ended with a goal from Moses Cheplaiti
Nairobi Chapel 0 – 3 Impala
Bay club 1 – 2 Kisii falcons
Bungoma Farmers 1 – 0 Nandi Hawks
DFG Wolverines 2 -0 Sliders
Parkroad Tigers 2 – 2 Sikh Union
Kenya Police 1 – 1 Wazalendo