TUK’s winless run stretches on, Jaguars maul Simbas


A hockey stick and ball. (PHOTO/Courtesy)
A hockey stick and ball. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Technical University of Kenya (TUK) registered their third draw in a row after settling for a 1-1 outcome against fellow students, Strathmore University, in a Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Men Premier League at City Park on Saturday.

TUK who trails at the bottom of the 15 -team log, were forced to settle for a barren draw against Nakuru on November 13, followed by a 2-2 draw against Wazalendo in their last assignment.

Festus Onyango gave Strathmore Scorpions an early lead in the 18th minute before Moses Obushuru sounded the board two minutes to the breather to equalize for the struggling TUK.

Debutants to the league, TUK have not been on  fine form the season started registering only one win against Wazalendo (3-2) on June 10 and are on a relegation dogfight with 8 points after 23 matches.

On the other hand, with eight matches to the end of the Premier League, Strathmore are safe with 23 points at position 11 from 19 matches.

Meanwhile, Western Jaguars bounced back from their barren draw against Sikh Nairobi Union in their first leg encounter, walloping the Nairobi Simbas 3-0 at a match acting as a curtain raiser of their Sunday’s tie against fourth placed United States International University.

Goals from Adar Ayuku, Kelvin Mughambi and Brian Onditi were enough to silence the home team. Adar gave the visitors an early lead two minutes after the start to open the scoring thrill before Mughambi doubled the lead in the 44th minute.

Brian ensured that his name appeared on the score sheet a minute later after blasting home past Ashol Rai Sikh’s goalkeeper.

City Park Hockey Stadium at a glance during the Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League final match between Butali Sugar Warriors and Strathmore University at the venue on December 03, 2016. The City Park was the training venue for the national teams prior to jetting out for the continental championship to take place in Egypt beginning Sunday. Photo/Stafford/Sportpicha
(FILE)City Park Hockey Stadium at a glance during the Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League final match between Butali Sugar Warriors and Strathmore University at the venue on December 03, 2016. The City Park was the training venue for the national teams prior to jetting out for the continental championship to take place in Egypt beginning Sunday. Photo/Stafford/Sportpicha

The win was pivotal for the Western team as it hauled them three spots from position 11 to 8 with 27 points from 21 games. However, Sikh are still sixth on the log with 34 points from 24 outings.

In a KHU Women Premier League, struggling University of Nairobi (UoN) failed to outwit  Multi-Media University after a 1-1 draw at the same venue.

After the draw UoN who have not registered any win from 15 matches trails at the bottom of the women log with three points.

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