Dedan Kimathi University announced their arrival at the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU)Men’s National League with a resounding 4-1 victory over Impala Club at the City Park on Sunday May 13, 2018.
DeKUT, who were playing their first game since being incorporated into the Kenya Hockey competitive league, went trailing in the 26th minute when Collins Madegwa scored for Impala via a field goal. Terrence Webwana however initiated the comeback for the Nyeri-based University with an equalizer in the 39th minute before Sutcliffe Usagi got them leading for the first time with his 50th minute strike.
A minute later, DeKUT were 3-1 up courtesy of Wilson Mutua’s goal, one that did not go down well with some of Impala’s players who complained that the ball had already gone out of play. Clinton Indago took his complaints too far by shoving an umpire and was immediately shown a red card, reducing his side to ten men. DeKUT took advantage of numbers by adding a fourth one in the 59th minute to seal the convincing 4-1 victory.
Bungoma bag three points
Bungoma Farmers went back home with three points following a 2-1 win over Karate Axiom on Sunday May 13. Bungoma, who had lost 3-0 to Parkroad Tigers a day earlier, bagged the win thanks to goals from Samuel Ogaji and Emmanuel Matala.
Strathmore get the better of USIU
In the only women’s Premier League match played on Saturday, Strathmore University got the better of fellow learners USIU-A in a 3-1 win at the City Park Stadium. Denise Odongo had opened account for the Scorpions in the 23rd minute before Beatrice Mbugua equalized for USIU at the nick of the second quarter by converting a penalty corner. Strathmore however regained their lead ten minutes from time in splendid fashion, Caro Njoki initiating a swift counter attack, getting past three opponents to pass the ball to substitute LynneWendy Ayuma who easily beat keeper Nouvelle Becca with a low strike to the bottom left corner. LynneWendy then put the game out of reach for USIU with her second of the afternoon six minutes from time to secure a second successive victory for her side.
A first for Parkroad
Parkroad Badgers finally notched their first win of the 2018 hockey season thanks to a 2-1 triumph over USIU-A on Saturday at the City Park Stadium. Following four back-to-back defeats, Parkroad were in dire need of a positive result and were kept on the right track by Ian Oyale who converted a penalty corner in the 17th minute of the game. Despite USIU leveling the scores just a minute later, Andrew Kamau sealed the all-important win with his 20th minute field goal.
Full Weekend Results
Parkroad Tigers 3-0 Bungoma Farmers
UOE 1-0 Bay Club
MSC 0-2 KU
Parklands 1-2 Strathmore
USIU-A 1-2 Parkroad Bdgers
Greensharks 1-1 Sikh Union
Karate Axiom 1-2 Bungoma
Kenya Police 4-2 Strathmore
Butali 3-0 USIU-A
Impala 1-4 Kimathi University
Chase Sailors 1-0 TUK