Hockey Africa Cup: Naise, Wakahura on the mark as Kenya edge past Nigeria

Hockey Africa Cup: Naise, Wakahura on the mark as Kenya edge past Nigeria

Hockey Africa Cup: Naise, Wakahura on the mark as Kenya edge past Nigeria

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Kenya’s forward Pauline Naise was on the mark as Kenya edged Nigeria 1-0 to collect their first win at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Naise netted Kenya’s lone goal in the 59th minute in a win that boosted the team’s morale ahead of their next battle against hosts Egypt on Saturday.

Egypt suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat against Ghana and have only one point from their 1-1 opening draw against Nigeria  

In the men’s fixture, Kenya picked their first maximum points following their win over Nigeria. Constant Wakahura and Festus Onyango scored in the 43rd and 56th minute to cancel John Michael 39th minute lead for the Nigerian side.

RESULTS

MEN

Ghana 3-0 Kenya

Egypt 4-1 Kenya

Kenya 2-1 Nigeria

WOMEN

Kenya 0-5 South Africa

Kenya 1-2 Ghana

Kenya 1-0 Nigeria 

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