Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) league returns back to City Park Hockey stadium even as 2013 champions Kenya Police who want to keep pace with leaders Butali Sugar in the premier league travel to western to play fifth placed Jaguars.
The officers are still in celebratory mood after they beat defending champions and leaders Butali last weekend and a win over self reliant Jaguars will see Ken Kaunda men come to withing a point with their fiercest rival Butali (formerly Kisumu Simba) who dethroned them from the seat last year.
Jaguars who have been struggling over the years are placed fifth on the table with tree points, their best performance in a season in two years and home fans advantage may play a big part as they tackle the men in blue.
Sliders will have a daunted task when they play Strathmore University in a national women’s league match on saturday May 16th at City Park Hockey stadium in Nairobi.
The two sides are separated by just a point but while Sliders, third on the women’s table are still recovering from last weekends 9-0 demolition by 17 time league champions Orange they face an equally goal hungry side, Strathmore.
Strathmore has one of the deadliest forward comprising of former telkom Orange attacker Maragaret Rotich and Captain Gilly Okumu two players who Sliders defense may not take their eyes off in the entire match.
Strathmore under the tutelage of Meshack Senge is second in the log with four points from two matches while Sliders have managed to win one of its
two matches this year. United States International University-Africa (USIU-A) plays fifth placed Vikings in another women’s national league match.
USIU-A will be without Pauline Naise who has since handed in a transfer request to leave the club. People Sport has reliably learn that the speedy forward is at an advanced stages of finalizing a move to Germany where she is expected to turn up for Frankfurt club.
USIU-A men ans Wazalendo are tied on three points and the two sides
meet in a duel whose winner will pump more pressure to leaders Butali
The students have played only one match and James Mwangi will be hoping to keep a clean sheet in his second match before they play Park
Roads Sunday May 17.