April 21, 2024

Butali, Jaguars on winning form as hockey league returns

Butali, Jaguars on winning form as hockey league returns
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Western Jaguars made good use of home advantage to beat former champions Kenya Police 1-0 at the Eregi Teachers Training College grounds on Saturday.

Butali Warriors and Western Jaguars kicked off the second leg of the Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League on a high after picking wins this weekend.

Butali who are hoping to retain the league title broke sweat to edge Sailors 3-2 at City Park on Saturday.

Goals from George Mutira, Festus Onyango and Zack Aura earned the sugar men the three points albeit the hard way as Sailors had threatened to spoil the party. 

Sailors got their goals through Jairus Muzembi and John Wafula.

Western Jaguars made good use of home advantage to beat former champions Kenya Police 1-0 at the Eregi Teachers Training College grounds on Saturday.

Derrick Juma was the hero of the game as his field goal in the 49th minute handed the youthful side maximum points, enhancing their chances of catching up with Butali.

USIU-A Mashujaa also had a positive start in the second leg after flooring Sikh Union 3-1at the Dashmesh Stadium.

James Muthii was on target twice with Brian Biko adding the third goal for the students who had started the season in a rather sluggish manner. 

Sikh got their lone goal through Harving Singh in the 53rd minute.

Wazalendo edged KCA University 2-1  in a men's top tier game staged at City Park.

Omari Cliff, Brian Aura and Joseph Kasua got the business done for Wazalendo with Henry Ooko scoring the consolation goal for the students. 

 

Meanwhile, there was all to watch for in the women's Super League in the absence of top flight matches as a number of teams seeking promotion were in action. 

Sliders beat Mombasa Sports Club by a solitary goal that was scored by the experienced Charity Miller in the 34th minute on Saturday. 

The promotion hopefuls wrapped the weekend in style after thrashing Multimedia University 4-0 on Sunday at City Park. 

Jane Ndirangu, Doreen Otieno, Miller and Nancy Kibogong were on target as the former top flight side wiped the floor with the students. 

Vikings who are also looking to regain their place in the women's top league played Black Tigers to a barren draw at City Park on Sunday.