The result sees the Madaraka based students secure Kenya’s ticket to the 2023 Africa Club Championships
Sailors edged Sharks 1-0 at the City Park Stadium in Nairobi while Western Jaguars registered a similar result over visiting Strathmore in Kakamega. Jaguars climbed to third on the log on 16 points from 5 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses while Strathmore are seventh on 13 points off 4 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses.
Third placed Wazalendo are up against leaders and defending champions Butali Sugar in the weekend’s highlight fixture on Sunday. Butali have been frugal in defense, conceding only 7 goals after 10 outings, having won 8 and drawn 2, amassing 26 points.
The defending gold medallists, from Gold Coast in 2018, were too quick and slick for the minnows making their Commonwealth Games debut in the Pool B clash at the University of Birmingham.
Butali Sugar hold a slim one-point lead at the top of the KHU Premier League. The reigning champions are unbeaten after 8 matches, having won 6 and drawn 2 for a points tally of 20 points.
The Kenya Hockey Union has named an 18 player squad that will represent the country in the women’s hockey competition at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
The Kenyan girls have been drawn in Pool B and will open their campaign on July 29 against defending champions New Zealand, before taking on 2014 winners Australia then play Scotland and wrap it up in an all-African affair against South Africa.
The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) stated that they have been informed in writing by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) that the African bronze medallists have qualified.
Wazalendo earned the right to represent Kenya in the continental championships after finishing second to Butali Sugar during the 2019 Kenyan league season.