Police pull out of Mombasa tournament


Police pull out of Mombasa tournament
Calvins Kanu (L) of Kenya Police challenge Haggai Pepela 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

  • Former men premier league champions Kenya Police have pulled out of the inaugural Mombasa County Hockey Association hockey five a-side tournament set for Saturday at the Mombasa Sports Club
  • With league matches on hold this weekend, Police had confirmed their participation in the two-day tournament but speaking to Citizen Digital, head coach Patrick Mugambi said the Law Enforcers have opted out of the tournament

Former men premier league champions Kenya Police have pulled out of the inaugural Mombasa County Hockey Association hockey five a-side tournament set for Saturday at the Mombasa Sports Club.

With league matches on hold this weekend, Police had confirmed their participation in the two-day tournament but speaking to Citizen Digital, head coach Patrick Mugambi said the Law Enforcers have opted out of the tournament.

“We will not be taking part in the tournament. I would not want to comment much on the issue because it is also a decision from the management,” Mugambi said.

Police who are currently third on the men premier league log will thus concentrate on their preparations ahead of their upcoming match against United States International University (USIU-A) slated for next Saturday.

The 2017 league champions were in Pool B alongside St Charles Lwanga, Kenya Coast Poly, Mvita Daikyo and Mtongwe Flickers.

Pool A comprises of Blue Ocean Chiefs, Mombasa Sports Club, Mvita Marine, Karate Axiom and Blue Ocean Chiefs.

Reigning women premier league champions Telkom will thus be the only team from the top-tier league to compete in the tournament.

The continental champions will face off with MSC Squids, St John Girls, MSC and Kenya Coast Poly.

The tournament will be played in a round-robin format with each team comprising of five players for any match with a maximum of four substitutes on the bench.

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