Police cage resilient Wazalendo to extend lead

Police cage resilient Wazalendo to extend lead

Police cage resilient Wazalendo to extend lead

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Former Kenya premier league hockey champions Kenya Police needed to work extra hard to beat Wazalendo 4-2 in the premier league match at the City Park on Saturday afternoon. This was the 5th straight win for the 2011 champions who are bracing themselves to reclaim the title currently being held by Nairobi Simba.

The win took the men in Blue to 15 points, seven ahead of second placed Wazalendo who lost their first match.

Samuel Wokila was the first thorn in the match opening the scoring for Police after 20 minutes. Francis Esikuri dribbled from the right before laying off Kevin Otieno who set Wokila for the opener. That was to be the only goal of the half.

Vincent Otieno’s own goal gave Wazalendo a lifeline 7 minutes into the second half  but the lead only lasted two minutes as Samuel Oungo restored Police’s lead from a Felix Okoth short corner.

Okoth then later turned to be hunter when he scored the third goal while Joseph Mwangi made it 2-3 for Wazalendo as the action hit boiling point.

Moses Cheplait ensured his name was on the score sheet, smashing a late goal to condemn a hard fighting Wazalendo to their first defeat of the season.

The Cops team manager Tom Odeng paid tribute to the losers saying they fought hard, "No doubt Waza is a good side and it called for something special to break them."He said.

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