Orange girls over­power Vik­ings at the City Park

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports General -

BY AGNES MAKHANDIA / The re­sult at City Park Sta­dium saw Telkom re­claim top po­si­tion in the Kenya Hockey Union women’s premier league.

Orange now top the stand­ing with 10 points.

Goals from Mwangi in the 29th and 51st minute and Au­drey Omaido‘s 70th minute were enough to help the 18-time lo­cal cham­pi­ons coached by Joz Openda win against the self sup­port­ing out­fit.

The match be­gun at pedes­trian pace, but it was Vik­ings who had an up­per hand with ball poses­sion in the first 20 min­utes of play but failed to take ad­van­tage.

Telkom be­gun to make in­roads with Mau­reen Okumu, Omaido and Mwangi com­bin­ing well up­front and it did not come as a suprise when Mwangi gave Orange the lead through a su­perb field goal.

Omaido could have added a sec­ond in the dy­ing sec­onds of the first half but she shot wide.

Af­ter re­sump­tion Telkom re­turned the more re­ju­ve­nated side. The game was stopped for a cou­ple of min­utes when Sophie Arum picked a knee cut and was later stretched off.

Omaido then passed to Mwangi who tapped passed Vik­ings goal­keeper An­gela Ko­gee.

Omaido en­sured her name was on the match sheet with a field goal in the 70th minute.

“We didn’t play well. This is not the per­for­mance we want to carry go­ing into the Club Cham­pi­onship,” said Telkom as­sis­tant coach Josephine goal­keeper.

Vik­ings cap­tain Be­nazir Omotto con­ceded de­feat but was quick to say they played well.


ABOVE MAu­drey Omaido of Orange Telkom in ac­tion.

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