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Kenyan sides set pace in Ugandan hockey championships

13 January 2014, 14:02

Nairobi - Kenyan sides made a great start as the 2014 Africa Cup for Clubs Hockey Championship got underway in the Ugandan capital, Kampala on Saturday.

The women's defending champions, Orange Telkom (Kenya) humbled Uganda's Weatherhead 6-0 in one of the games played at the Lugogo Hockey Arena. Jackline Wangechi scored two goals before Andry Onaicho, Judith Apiyo, Bety Onala and Rose Mbulo picked one a piece.

Kenya Police (men) were also in winning form with a 2-0 victory over Union Bank Nigeria. Samuel Wokilla and Felix Okoth picked the goals for the Kenyan team.

Trustees Hockey Club from Ghana for the men were also 7-0 winners over another Ugandan side Kampala Hockey Club.

In another men's game, Yobe Desert Rollers (Nigeria) drew 2-2 with Sikh Union of Kenya. Idris Dakumi and Liman Mohamed scored for Yobe Desert Rollers, while Hagai Sikhila and George Mutira were on the score sheet for the Kenyan side.

"We have had a good start of the tournament and we call upon Ugandans to come in big numbers and support the game of Hockey," Jackie Namyalo, a Uganda Hockey Association official told Xinhua in an interview.

The African tournament which runs Jan. 11-19 brings together top two teams in both genders across leagues on the continent. It is also recognized as the flagship event of the Africa Hockey Federation.

The other foreign teams taking part include Golden Sticks (Ghana) and Weatherheads (Uganda) for the men, while the women will have Strathmore (Kenya), Ghana Revenue Authority (Ghana), Heartland Flickers (Nigeria) and Tanzania's Hockey Club Twende.

- Xinhua


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