Strathmore fill up class of 2020 with fresh talent
Strathmore University have beefed up their men and women’s sides as they seek better fortunes in the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) League that was recently suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The women’s Premier League bullied off last month, with Strathmore Scorpion playing to a barren draw against Dutch Flowers Group Wolverines, while the men’s equivalent was scheduled to begin last weekend before the union called off all action in line with a government driven to help control the spread of the deadly virus.
Strathmore men’s side, Gladiators, who languished at the tail end of the table for the better part of last season before staging a late fightback to escape the drop have recruited five players drawn from secondary schools across the country.
They are goalkeeper Eugene Sifuna and forward Godfrey Owino from Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association champions Friends School Kamusinga, defender Brian Gitau and forward Logan Mabuka from St Anthony’s Kitale and midfielder Oscar Otieno from Maseno School.
Strathmore women, also known as Scorpions, finished third last season, and have brought on board 10 players also drawn from various schools.
They include forward Jane Mang’o, goalkeeper Rita Opiti and defender Damaris Akinyi from Nyamira Girls High School as well as midfielder Maureen Ongoche, defender Christine Awor and attacking midfielder Stephanie Akinyi from hockey powerhouse Sinyolo Secondary School.
This article was written by Agnes Makhandi and was first published in the Daily Nation.