Match Day Two Roundup; Who’s Taking an Early Lead?

April 17, 2023

Amira Sailors held their own and shared the spoils with Strathmore university ladies in the only Women premier league match of the weekend. The defending champions fell behind in the 19th minute to a Gilly Okumu Field Goal but Diana Awino restored parity in the tail end of the second quarter. Diana and Gilly sit at the top of the PLW goal scorers chart with two goals apiece so far in the season. Amira and Strathmore lead the PLW standings with 4 points each albeit Strathmore having played one match more than Amira.

In the men’s premier League Defending champions, Butali, are enjoying a good start to their defense. The sugar men over the weekend dismissed newly promoted Sikh Union three goals to one.  Sikh Union had a dream start to the match with Obare Otora finding the back of the net in the 7th minute through a PC goal but Butali made easy work of the recovery with two field goals from Festus Onyango in the 17th and 36th minutes before Calvin Kanu sealed Sikh’s fate with another field goal in the 38th minute.  With two matches played, Butali have collected maximum points and sit at the top of the table, two points ahead of Kenya Police and Wazalendo who both have four points.

In the second PLM match of the weekend, Abraham Mosee continued with his fine scoring form taking his season tally to five so far but his last minute PS goal was not enough to secure a point, let alone a win, for the Sailors against Strathmore University. Noel Chebo’s field goal put Strathmore ahead in the 29th minute before Gideon Mshindi made it double in the 56th minute with another field goal. The Sailors battled to turn the tides but at the end of the game a single goal is what they managed. Sailors who have played more games than anyone else now sit fifth on the log, having lost two of their three matches.

The final Premier league action of the weekend saw Kenya Police register their first win of the season 2-1 against Green sharks. Sharks drew first blood with a Daniel Obunyasi Field Goal in the 20th minute but police would equalize via captain Titus Kimutai’s Field Goal. The law enforcers then went ahead in the 43rd minute through a Derrick Jabali field goal then held off the ‘Shark attack’ to carry home all three points.  Sharks find themselves at the bottom of the log having lost both their two opening matches of the season.

Daikyo Heros are joint leaders with Parkroad Badgers a top the SLM log with seven points each albeit Badgers having played one match more. Sliders Hockey Club top the SLW standings with 9 points out of four matches with Twinkle club sitting second with six points out of two matches.

In the Eastern zone of the NLM, Karete Axiom and University of Nairobi are joint leaders with three points each having played a single match while the western zone has Bungoma farmers, Bay Club, Nandi Hawks and Kitale Hockey club all on three points.

The league continues on the 22nd of April with more Mouth watering Clashes lined up.