Kenya Police aim on league runners-up slot after title miss


Kenya Police aim on league runners-up slot after title miss
Willis Okeyo (L) of Kenya Police challenges Francis Esikuri of Sikh Union during their Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League match at City Park Stadium, Nairobi on November 25, 2018. Kenya Police won 1-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi /Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Kenya Police are seeking to end the Hockey Premier League season on a high with focus on securing a second spot after missing out of the league title.
  • Butali Sugar Warriors bagged the gong at the weekend courtesy of a 2-0 win over Wazalendo which saw them retain the crown, and Police currently third on the 10-team log with 29 points with two matches remaining hopes they can pip second-placed  Wazalendo on 33 points to finish are runners-up.
  • The Law Enforcers take on relegation-threatened Parklands on Saturday.

Kenya Police are seeking to end the Hockey Premier League season on a high with focus on securing a second spot after missing out on the league title.

Butali Sugar Warriors bagged the gong at the weekend courtesy of a 2-0 win over Wazalendo which saw them retain the crown, and Police currently third on the 10-team log with 29 points with two matches remaining hopes they can pip second-placed  Wazalendo on 33 points to finish as runners-up.

On Saturday, Butali clinched a second successive title having accumulated 42 points with two matches to spare.

According to Police Head coach Patrick Mugambi, his side is still capable of finishing second if they secure the maximum points from their two encounters where they will also clash with Wazalendo in their last match of the season slated for December 1.

“Our match against Wazalendo is the most crucial since it will determine who will finish second. We will do everything to win that game since we lost to them (Wazalendo) in the first leg,’’ Mugambi told Citizen Digital.

The tactician has attributed this season’s flaws to the departure of former players Amos Barkibir and Calvins Kanu who decamped to Butali at the beginning of the season.

With the second team earning an automatic qualification for next year’s Africa Club for Club Championships, Mugambi believes his side has not lost everything yet.

The Law Enforcers take on relegation-threatened Parklands on Saturday.

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