Sharks lack of bite irks Owaga


Sharks lack of bite irks Owaga
Maxwel Fuchaka (L) of Butali Sugar Warriors avoid a tackle by Chris Wokila 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

Greensharks head coach Ben Owaga was not impressed by the performance of his boys in their 1-1 draw against bottom placed Technical University of Kenya (TUK) in a Kenya Hockey Premier League match played at City Park at the weekend.

In an interview with Citizen Digital, Owaga said that his boys had the chance to win the game but did not capitalize on them

“We never expected the game to end like this .We created around four chances but we didn’t capitalize on them, no team in the league is weak,”he warned.

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

Owaga also maintains that their move to second place does not give them any undue advantage since Butali have played 14 games, four less than them.

The draw moved Sharks to the second place in the log with 34 points ahead of Butali who have four games in hand.

“We have played more games compared to our rivals Butali and that is the unfortunate part. They can focus on our position to punish us,”he said.

At the same time, Simiyu Nyaranga, coach of bottom placed Technical University of Kenya (TUK) is optimistic that his side will not be axed.

He is in fact spoiling for a fight with fellow university outfit, Kenyatta University (KU), whom they face in their next fixture.

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
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/Sportpicha.

“We are confident that the axe will not fall on us and I believe that we will be among the best next season,” he said, adding: “We are ready for them; they should expect a tough encounter.”

KU will head into this mid-week clash in the backdrop of a chastening 5-0 defeat they suffered in the hands of Chase Sailors at the City Park.

Weekend Results

Greensharks 1-1 TUK

Chase Silors   5-0 Kenyatta University

Wazalendo   3-2 KCA University

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