Maybe the sport was the only thing that was working in their life. Maybe the days they showed up for matches and training were the only days they got to interact. How about their coach? Maybe that was the only person who believed in them. They were the only person who saw potential in them. The only people who appreciated their performance. The only people who embraced the change that had come forth. Have you thought of this? Maybe the team was the only family that accepted them. The only social system that never gave them anxiety or the pressure to fit in. That is why it was easy for them to fit in. To be able to express their feelings. To be able to trust themselves.
In breaking news, a directive by USIU Africa threatens to subdue to the continuance of the KHU 2020 league. Published this morning, communication to the students and staff of the university alludes to the Coronavirus outbreak as the basis for a decision to withdraw from all sporting activities in the near future. The communique details the intention of the university to cease involvement in all sports tournaments within and outside the country. These include the local leagues and the intended tournament in Uganda early next month. Indications are that the university has already written to the union in this regard. With fixtures this coming weekend having featured the university teams, it remains unclear on the decision the union will
At the KUSA national women’s tournament, every year a new champion is born! This year, the new queens are Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). As part of the 2020 edition of the KUSA women’s tournament, MMUST took out Chuka University in the finals. In the knock out match, Maseno University eliminated the University of Eldoret to take the second runners up. Chuka University is making a tremendous effort and, as the season goes by, striving for the top spot. In the last year’s championships at Kirinyaga University, Kisii university emerged victorious. The first runners up were the University of Nairobi and in third place there came Chuka University. However, Kisii University did not turn up to defend their title in the 2020 edition. Unlike previous editions
Game week II is here and, with it, The International Women's Day! Seemingly honoring the day, all fixtures on Sunday are for the ladies' teams. This is both in the Super and Premier Leagues. Major fixtures are slotted for the afternoon of Sunday, 8th March. Newbies in the Ladies' Premier League, the DFG Wolverines, confront Strathmore Scorpions at 3 PM. Later, Blazers face off against USIU Spartans at 5 PM. Prior to these matches are Super League encounters. They are all university derbies between Kenyatta University and JKUAT, TUK vs UON, and Daystar against Multimedia University. In the Saturday fixtures, KCA University hosts Nakuru, while MMU also confronts Wazalendo Masters. As the main match of the day, the university derby
Its March again and the hockey plans never stop. The first day of March marked the end of the Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) Nairobi conference. The official communication is yet to be made about the national’s qualifiers. Meanwhile, the University of Nairobi together with Strathmore Univeristy will playing host to the 2020 KUSA women championships which are scheduled for March 6-8, 2020. This is in regard to honoring and celebrating women and women athletes during this month. In the recent matches, United States International University (USIU-A) men had Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Wildcats bow to them in a two-one encounter. JKUAT went ahead in teir next match against St Paul’s University taking maximum points home in
Katika ile hali ya kuazimia kumaliza msimu mapema na kuzipa timu zitakazo shiriki katika mashindano ya kombe la klabu bingwa barani Afrika mwishoni mwa mwaka wakati mwafaka wa kujitayarisha, shirikisho la magongo nchini limekata kauli ya kuwa na mechi moja katikati mwa juma ili kuafiki lengo hilo. Kwa kuwa Subira huvuta heri, hatimaye zamu ya Parkroad Tigers ambao walinyakua nafasi ya pili mwaka jana katika ligi ya kitaifa na kupata kupanda daraja, watajitosa ugani kuchuana na klabu ya Parklands Sports Club ambao walishushwa daraja kutoka ligi kuu hadi ligi ya daraja la pili. Kwa upande wao, wenyeji katika mchuano huu Parklands watatizamia kujizoa na kutikisa vumbi huku lengo lao likiwa kunyakua alama tatu na kutangaza uwepo wao. Parkroad nao hawasazwi kwani wao
It was all systems go as the 2020 Kenya Hockey Union season bullied off. The first match week started off with total entertainment. Saturday saw relegated Women Premier League side Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT Wildcats) fall to a promotion hungry side University of Nairobi by a goal to nil. Daystar University men pulled a two-all draw against University of Nairobi in the Eastern conference of the men's National League tie played at the Strathmore University sports complex. In the men's super league tie, it was sweet revenge for Kenyatta University Vultures who trounced rivals Multimedia University by four goals to one. Technical University lost grip as they fell to KCA University by a solitary
The Kenya Universities Sports Association league has entered the second leg. The KUSA Nairobi league kicked off on the 1st of February at Kenyatta University. As per the 1st leg standings, Kenyatta University Women, the Titans, have a lead as United States International University(USIU-A) Spartans come second based on a goal difference. In third place is JKUAT ladies after their loss to Titans on their last fixture of the first leg. In the mens category, USIU mashujaa are leading with a major goal difference, followed by KU Main campus men, and Daystar Falcons in third place. The race to the KuSA title is intensifying as teams seek to seal their fate during this half of the season.
By Ruth Amiani Tunza Sport Academy is a non-profitable organization that is making great effort to make sure young girls in rural regions make better leaders by playing hockey and other games. With its headquarters in rural Kisumu and its oldest branch in Mombasa, Tunza benefits kids by offering different skills through sports. Tunza is an initiative of Raquel Otieno a former Kenyan International. Her idea and passion have seen a lot of change in rural areas where children from underprivileged families can rise above poverty to concur the world through sports talent. In addition, her network has seen sponsors from different parts of the world. She also encourages locals to be part of the change and empowerment. Her vision and
It is with heavy hearts that we grieve the demise of Joyce Mumbe, who passed on the 4th of January, 11:50 pm at the Metropolitan Hospital Buruburu. This was after a bout of severe Cerebral Malaria. A young, jovial, kind, and caring soul, she was a sister and a friend to many...gone too soon. From the year 2014, Joyce was a Jomo Kenyatta University Student where she pursued a degree in Actuarial science and graduated in 2018. Alongside her studies, she showed her prowess in sports where she took to heart the art of sports through Hockey and Karate. She was part of the JKUAT Wildcats Hockey Ladies and JKUAT Karate team, The Morwins. With the spirit of a
A weekend expected to be full of color, goals, and prizes was marred by the nightmare of rains and the forever shame of a flooded pitch. The KHU 2019 hockey league is at its climax, but the weather has taken a turn for the worse. Rains have hit the country and affected activities in all places including Nairobi, the center for the only national hockey stadium. The expected reaction would be that arrangements to facilitate the efficient completion of the league would be in place. Union Response In its typical fashion, the union has remained unresponsive to the implications of the weather. All matches remain as scheduled in the fixtures, as have all other activities that take place in the
Is it a done deal? As the Kenya Hockey Union men and women's Premier Leagues showdown comes to an end this weekend, the grip is tightening and the teams are fastening their pace lining up thrilling last matches of the season. Thus far teams are seizing the positions while others are clinging to the spots they are bearing in the standings. In the men's Premier League, unbeaten Butali Warriors who are champions in waiting will be taking on Green Sharks as they seek to finish the season unbeaten. Second placed Wazalendo Hockey club will be taking on Kenya Police in a heated and much anticipated encounter, Kenya Police need nothing less than a win for them to dislodge Wazalendo