Kimathi Veterans scoop inaugural Dedan 8-Aside tourney

Kimathi Veterans scoop inaugural Dedan 8-Aside tourney

Kimathi Veterans scoop inaugural Dedan 8-Aside tourney

Action from the tournament

The Kimathi University Veterans edged out Technical University 4-3 to win the inaugural Dedans 8-a-side tournament in Nyeri over the weekend. The first of its kind tournament was organized by Kimathi University hockey club and attracted a total of 10 teams. The veterans comprised of Kimathi’s former players.

After winning all their matches Technical University and Veterans proceeded to the Semi Finals from pool A to join pool B qualifiers Kimathi B and MKU. Pool A had Technical University of Kenya, Kimathi A, Kimathi C, and the Veterans while Pool B had Mount Kenya University, KMTC Nyeri, Thika Rovers and Kimathi B.

In the first semi final Kimathi B went down 1-0 to Technical University with Veterans beating MKU with a similar margin.

Only two ladies teams participated in the tournament, MKU and Kimathi. They played best of three games and drew in all of them. MKU were eventually crowned Champions after winning 1-0 on post match flicks.

Felix Ominde and Janet Gitonga both from Kimathi University walked home with the Most Valuable Player awards.

“It was a huge success and it is my wish that the tournament will have many teams come next year as the tournament will be an annual event. The tournament served as a good preparation for the Kimathi University Hockey team which will start its National League Matches in the coming weekends.” Noted Fredrick Nyaga, the Kimathi Titans’ Captain.

“The University sponsored the event which was of great help in making sure the tournament was a success. Our Sports Co-ordinator helped us a lot to make the event a success and we could not have done it without him. “ He concluded.

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