April 14, 2024

Blazers reclaim KHU Women's crown

Blazers reclaim KHU Women's crown
Blazers in past action

To clinch it, the Blazers had to beat Lakers whom they did so in a convincing manner.

Blazers have reclaimed the Kenya Hockey Union(KHU) Women’s Premier League title after thumping the Kisumu-based Lakers 4-0 on the final day of the season at City Park.

The record Kenyan champions lost the title last season to Strathmore University Scorpions but have it in their possession after reigning supreme in the season.

To clinch it, the Blazers had to beat Lakers whom they did so in a convincing manner.

 

Beverlyn Akoth’s field goal in the 20th minute gave Blazers the lead with Audrey Omaido doubling the advantage seven minutes later.

Eleanor Chebet struck home the third goal in the 32nd minute with Maureen Okumu adding the icing on the cake in the 51st minute.

The Blazers playing unit broke into song and dance after the fourth quarter, earning applause from the stands during the lap of honour and the warm down session.

Lakers who are in their second season in the top-flight might have lost the title but will be proud to have finished as runners-up in a campaign where they lost a number of players to lengthy bans.

The club was fined in excess of a million shillings by the Africa Hockey Federation for misconduct during the 25th edition of the Africa Cup of Clubs Championships in Blantyre Malawi in November last year.

Further, four of their officials were handed five-year bans from all hockey-related activities with the players on the match sheet in the interrupted final match against GRA of Ghana getting a year-long ban.

Lakers finished third in their maiden season in the top flight and will be glad to have gone a slot higher on the podium in the season that concluded today.

USIU-A Spartans settle for bronze in the season after finishing behind Lakers and Blazers.

Meanwhile, Sliders won the women’s Super League and will consequently seal a return to the top tier.

Mombasa Sports Club and Twinkle Club were second and third on the Super League table.

Table Standing

# Team P W D L F A +/- PTS
1. Blazers 10 9 0 1 29 7 22 27
2. Lakers 8 5 2 1 14 5 9 17
3. Amira Sailors 12 4 4 4 16 13 3 16
4. Strathmore 10 4 3 3 17 9 8 15
5. USIU-A 9 4 2 3 16 12 4 14
6. DFG Wolverines 13 2 2 9 4 29 -25 8
7. KU 10 1 4 5 7 21 -14 7
8. UON 8 1 3 4 2 9 -7 6