Hockey Team Qualifies for National Championship
Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) beat Daystar University to top the 2016 Kenya Hockey Union Men’s Championship. The final match sealed their lead with a final 24-point defeating opponents 5-0 to qualify for the National League Championship. The Hockey Union competition brought together 11 teams drawing from universities and clubs across the country. They included; Multimedia University, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kabarak University, Karate club, Wazalendo Youth, Impala, among others. TU-K received the trophy at City Park on Sunday 27th November, the grounds where they played Daystar during their final match. Multimedia will face off Kimathi for the playoffs prior to the award ceremony.
TU-K’s scorers were; Gideon Kimuge, Nimrod Bisonga, Leonard Marwa, Luckie Mwendwa and skipper Moses Obushuru. Kimuge opened the firing in the second minute to the game and in the 11th minute, Bisonga gave it another shot past Daystar keeper Dennis Amadi. Team Manager Simiyu Nyaranga praised the boys saying they displayed professional game. “We appreciate TU-K through the Sports and Regulations Department for facilitating the team all through, we are prepared to achieve much better results in the next season,” added Simiyu.
Alex Nyawira, the team’s coach added, “Our target at the beginning of the season was a top five finish and this has totally surpassed our expectation. The lads should savor the moment because they fully deserve it after their impressive performance this season.”
Nyawira said that discipline, hard work and endurance carried the team throughout the season and are now ready for the big league. TU-K Hockey team has in the past posted excellent results in competitions including the Kenya Universities Sports Association games (KUSA).