Makwapa up against Gladiators in Varsity derby

Makwapa up against Gladiators in Varsity derby

Makwapa up against Gladiators in Varsity derby

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United States International University Africa (USIU)’s Makwapa side will lock horns with Strathmore University Gladiators when the hockey Premier League resumes at the City Park Stadium this weekend.

The Madaraka based side who are the 2011 champions will be making a comeback to the pitch in their second match having trounced Parkroad 5-0 in the only match they have played this season. Gladiators will approach the match scheduled for 6pm Saturday as an opportunity to top the league standings if they win the match.

Their counterparts from Thika road however has a chance to bury their unfortunate 1-0 lose in the hands of the reining league champions Nairobi Simba. Makwapa have three points from two games their only point coming from the 1-0 win over Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA).

In the early Saturday kick off Kakamega based Western Jaguars will be up against Mombasa region representatives Mombasa Sports Club MSC at 2pm. Jaguars will be playing in their first match this season after their opener last weekend away to Kisumu Simba was called off.

Jaguars should take the game as a warm exercise as they play former champions Kenya Police on Sunday morning. Police have three points from the single match that they have played. They too can shoot to the top of the league with a win against Jaguars. On Sunday evening Greensharks with two points from two matches will play MSC.

The women’s National league will be resuming after two weeks rest.MSC ladies have a date with USIU ladies on Saturday with another with Kenyatta University KU coming on Sunday. For MSC and KU this will be their season opener fixtures while for USIU it will be more of redemption match having suffered an embarrassing 7-0 against reigning champions Telkom Orange last month.

The only two men's National league matches will be played on Sunday with Multimedia University taking on whipping boys National Youth Service (NYS). Multimedia has played two matches losing one and winning the other. NYS on the other hand have encountered a 6-1 thrashing to Parklands and JKUAT.

Kenyatta University coming from a 1-0 win over Kimathi last week will play Technical University in the other National men’s league match.


Premier Men: MSC vs Western Jaguars (2pm); USIU  v Strathmore (6pm).

National Women: USIU-A v MSC (4pm).


National Women: MSC v KU (9am).

National Men: Multimedia vs NYS (3pm); KU v Technical Uni (5pm);

Premier Men: Kenya Police vs Western Jaguars (11am); Greensharks v MSC (1pm).


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