Warriors coach blame mixed results over fixture glut
Butali Sugar Warriors registered mixed results after making a return to the Kenya Hockey Union Men Premier League action at the weekend.
Prio to the weekend games, Godfrey Wakachunga’s team had not featured in action for over a month owing to the tense political atmosphere which hindered some of his players who are based in Kisumu from travelling back to the capital.
The backlog of fixtures saw them play back-to-back matches in a bid to catch up with the rest.
But even so, a return to action was not a rosy affair as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to second placed Green Sharks on Saturday.
A brace from Chris Wokila and a third goal from Vincent Nyongesa was enough to silence the 2015 champions who started on a high note after Chris Muchwanju sounded the boards in the first quarter but failed to consolidate their lead.
The Warriors head coach Wakachunga has however blamed his team’s flat performance to poor scheduling of fixtures. “The loss was a big blow to us, but this was contributed to by lack of competitive action for long,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sharks coach Ben Owago heaped praise on his charges after securing a hard fought 3-1 victory over the champions.
“We fumbled in our last matches, but we had an intense training which is a catalyst to our victory over Butali,” he said.
Warriors have not been at their best this season and have already lost two matches – against league leaders Kenya Police in the first leg and against Sharks on Saturday.
It was however a rosy affair on Sunday for the Warriors after they thumped tenth placed Nakuru 4-1, with goals from Seth Oburu, Lawrence Okubasu, Maxwel Fuchaka, and Zack Aura’s strike at the last throw of the dice. David Pewa pulled a consolation for his side.
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