Warriors coach blame mixed results over fixture glut


Butali Sugar Warriors players celebrate scoring against Green Sharks during their Kenya Hockey Union Premier ...
Butali Sugar Warriors players celebrate scoring against 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.

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.

 Butali Warriors players celebrate Frank Wanangwe's goal against Strathmore University during their Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League final match at City Park Hockey Stadium on December 03, 2016. The match was abandoned due to rain. Photo/Sportpicha.

Butali Warriors players celebrate Frank Wanangwe’s goal against Strathmore University during their Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League final match at City Park Hockey Stadium on December 03, 2016. The match was abandoned due to rain. Photo/Sportpicha.

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.

Other results

Strathmore 4-0 Wazalendo

JKUAT 0-5 Telkom

Saturday, November

Kenyatta University 1-3Nakuru

KCA-U 0-4Kenya Police

Amira 5-0 MSC

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