Police sink Sharks to close in on Butali Warriors


Police sink Sharks to close in on Butali Warriors
Billy Mollah (L) of Butali Sugar Warriors tackle Sammy Namonyo of Green Sharks during their Kenya Hockey Union Premier League semi-final playoff match at City Park Hockey Stadium on November 27, 2016. Butali Sugar Warriors won 2-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • The Kenya Police held on for a 3-2 win over Green Sharks on Sunday at City Park as they cut the gap on Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) league leaders Butali Warriors to three points
  • Amos Barkibir notched a brace with Samuel Wokila also on the scoresheet for Police while David Kiberenge and Victor Osiche were on target for hosts Sharks

The Kenya Police held on for a 3-2 win over Green Sharks on Sunday at City Park as they cut the gap on Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) league leaders Butali Warriors to three points.

Amos Barkibir notched a brace with Samuel Wokila also on the scoresheet for Police while David Kiberenge and Victor Osiche were on target for hosts Sharks.

Frederick Masibo, Police boss, said his team looked weak defensive wise, “My two key players were suspended and that’s why we have conceded two goals that we were not supposed to concede against Sharks.”

“We have to prepare for the next match now. I have said before that we are going to take every match at a time and that’s what we’ve been doing since we returned from the long break,” Masibo added.

Sharks head coach, Thomas Muchemi, said his team could have done better especially in the first half when they failed to take chance of the two penalty corners they created.

“We had better chances in the first half but we lost them. The boys need to improve especially at individual capacity,” said Sharks boss.

The Super League for men also went down today Multimedia University (MMU) crushing fellow comrades from Kabarak University 5-1 to remain in fourth position in the table.

MMU’s talented and skillful Musa was a nightmare to Kabarak defenders and every time he came close to the box, two would mark him leaving space for him to pass the ball to the strikers.

Youthful coach from MMU, Kwarula Mwanzo, spoke to Citizen Digital and he said that he’s eying to cut the gap between them and the league leaders, Chase who has played more matches.

“We have three games shot of Chase and we aren’t going to relent. We want maximum points both at home and away because our target is to earn promotion to the Premier League,” he added.

Kabarak side looked tired in the second half and they let in all the five goals but Coach Kennedy Muriuki was quick to defend his side citing fatigue played a huge part in today’s game.

“Yesterday we played at home against Impala. We travelled overnight to get here and probably fatigue has made us concede so many goals. We were good at first half and we didn’t concede any goal in the first 30 minutes,” Muriuki defended his players.

MMU are fourth with 20 points in nine games, 11 points behind leaders Chase Sailors who have been in the pitch 12 times. Kabarak remains at the bottom with nine points.

In the Women Premier League, favorites Telkom hammered Sliders in a 6-0 thriller to widen their lead to a nine-point gap between them and second placed Strathmore University.

The telecommunications giants are flying high and their target this season is finish at the top and qualify for the African Clubs Championship next year.

“Despite the huge win today, I was not happy with the game at the midfield. There is need for improvement as we eye the African Championship,” Telkom coach told Citizen Digital.

The giants top the table with 30 points, Strathmore University coming second with 21 points in the seven-team league.

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