Charged students out to clobber Union


Victor Osiche (L) of Kenyan men team contest for the ball with Simon Olugo of ...
Victor Osiche (L) of Kenyan men team contest for the ball with Simon Olugo of Nairobi Sikh Union at City Park stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on October 08, 2017. Photo/sportpicha

After thumping second placed Green Sharks in their last match, United States International University (USIU) hockey team will be aiming to consolidate their gains with another pivotal win on Wednesday when they face off with Sikh Union in a Kenya Hockey Men Premier League match at City Park.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, team head coach Tom Olal said that he will not allow his side to be carried away by their 2-1 victory over top seed Sharks, last Wednesday.

“We will not take anything for granted, we won against Green Sharks last week but we should not sleep on our laurels.”

Olal also anticipates a tough encounter but is optimistic that the intense preparations they’ve had will be a catalyst to good results.

“Nairobi Sikh is not an easy team, they beat us in the first leg, but we have prepared adequately for the match and I believe we will win.”

USIU has registered mixed results in their last five encounters; winning three against Technical University of Kenya, Kenyatta University and against the Sharks.

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
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

They however fell to Wazalendo and Nakuru, and are fifth on the log with 34 points from 20 outings.

A win for the students will move them to position three in the log on 37 points.

Meanwhile, Sikh Union will be out to bounce back from their 4-2 loss to Kenya College of Accounting University (KCA-U) in their last match.

The students are placed seventh on the log with 28 points from 17 rounds of matches and have won eight, lost five, and drew four. A win will see them leap to position six, pushing down Parkroad Badgers who have accumulated 29 points from 20 outings.

Sikh showed a stellar performance to wallop the Varsity outfit 5-0 in their first leg campaign meeting at City Park.

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