Wazalendo seal Africa Cup slot with Police win


Wazalendo players celebrates scoring against Sikh Union during their Kenya Hockey Union Premier League match ...
Wazalendo players celebrates scoring against Sikh Union during their Kenya Hockey Union Premier League match at the City Park Hockey Stadium in Nairobi on March 31, 2019. Wazalendo won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Wazalendo edged Kenya Police 3-2 in a lively City Park clash as they sealed second spot in the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) men’s Premier League on Sunday
  • Wazalendo made a blistering start with Danston Baraza scoring inside just two minutes and Joseph Kasua doubled the advantage 22 minutes later as Police fell 2-0 back in the opening half

Wazalendo edged Kenya Police 3-2 in a lively City Park clash as they sealed second spot in the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) men’s Premier League on Sunday.

Wazalendo made a blistering start with Danston Baraza scoring inside just two minutes and Joseph Kasua doubled the advantage 22 minutes later as Police fell 2-0 back in the opening half.

Sutcliffe Usagi hit a remarkable shot to put his 3-0 up and take Wazalendo seemingly beyond reach moments after the restart only for the visitors to score twice in two minutes through Samwel Oungo and Titus Kimtai to set up a tense finale.

Yet Wazalendo were able to hang on and take all points from a victory that coach Fidhelis Kimanzi Wazalendo said was ‘deserved’.

By finishing second behind champions Butali Sugar Warriors, Wazalendo thus earned automatic qualification for the Africa Cup for Club Championships.

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