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Hockey: KHU appoint 13 national technical bench official for Commonwealth

HOCKEY By Washington Onyango | March 19th 2022 | 2 min read
Deputy President Kenya Hockey Union (KHU), Godfrey Billah treasurer KHU, President KHU Nashon Randiek and Jane Nyamogo match fixture secretary during the unveiling of the technical bench that will handle the preparations and trainings of the National ladies team ahead of this year's commonwealth games in Birmingham UK in July. Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) on Saturday announced 13 major appointments in the technical bench at the City Park Stadium in Nairobi as the national women’s hockey prepares for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

In the appointments, Michael Malungu and Joseph Osino from Western Jaguars Hockey Club and national men’s team respectively will join head coach Jacqueline Mwangi and her assistant Barbra Simiyu.

Mwangi formerly of Blazers Hockey club and Simiyu are credited for leading the team to a bronze medal during the African Cup of Nations held in Ghana recenlty.

Kenya qualified for the Commonwealth after being awarded a berth through the re-allocation of returned qualification slots from the team placed higher in the FIH world rankings who opted not to compete.

KHU has also brought on board Olympian and former national team player Manjit Sigh as the director while Rebecca Mueni and Vincent Muriki will be the physiotherapists.

KHU chairman Nashon Randiek is the technical official while his vice chair person Elynah Shiveka will be the Chaperone.

Strathmore University men and women’s teams tactician Meshack Senge is the video coach while former Kenyan international Glennis Namasake has been retained as the team manager.

KHU chairman Randiek said the rich technical bench was to help the team perform well at the Games.

Kenya are in Pool ‘B’ alongside Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and their African nemesis South Africa.

The Commonwealth Games will kick off from July 29 to August 8 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

 

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