Kenya Hockey Union leagues resume on Saturday after two years

Lakers Hockey club's Judith Abayo in action. [Washington Onyango/Standard]

The 2022 Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) leagues will kick off on Saturday after two years.

The 2022 season will feature three tiers that has Premier League, Super League and National League for both men and women.

Greensharks will kick off the KHU Men’s Premier League with a tie against Parkroad Badgers on Saturday at City Park Stadium in Nairobi as gets underway this weekend.

In the last encounter in 2019 season, both sides tied at 1-1 after playing the two legs.

Sharks won the first leg 3-1 before Badgers revenged in the second leg 2-1.

Badgers' tie against Sharks will be the highlight of six matches scheduled for Saturday as the new season gets underway after coronavirus enforced break.

In the women’s Premier League, back-to-back champions Blazers tackle Sliders.

In the men’s Super League, former KHU Premier League side Sikh Union begin life in the second tier with a clash against Parklands Tigers at Strathmore University grounds in Nairobi.

Sikh and Tigers were relegated to the second tier after they finished second last in 2019 season.

In the National League, Daystar University men’s team play host to Gorilla before Karate Axiom battle Impala in another fixture at Strathmore University.

In 2020, the annual season failed to resume after President Uhuru Kenyatta suspended all the sporting activities in the country as part of  efforts to control the spread of coronavirus pandemic in March.

KHU League fixtures

Saturday

Premier League Women

Sliders v Blazers (City Park) 4pm

Premier League Men

Parkroad Badgers v Greensharks (City Park) 6pm

Super League Men

Sikh Union v Parkroad Tigers (Strathmore) 2pm

National League

Karate Axiom v Impala (Strathmore) 4pm

Gorilla v Daystar University (Strathmore) 2pm

 

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