Africa Hockey championships: Unstoppable Telkom beat Kada Queens

Telkom women’s team continued with their good start at the Africa Cup for Club Championships winning three out of three today.

The Kenyan champions beat Nigerian outfit Kada Queens three unanswered goals at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium in Accra, Ghana.

Maureen Okumu, Jackline Mwangi and Tracy Karanja all scored a piece for defending champions, who are seeking a record 10 titles.

With three wins out of three, they 20 times national champions cemented their place at the top of the standings with nine points without conceding a goal.

With matches played in round robin, Telkom now swifts focus on the duo of Ghana Revenue Authority and Ghana Police.

It was the second meeting between the two sides with Telkom winning 5-2 in their first clash during the 2016 competition held at the City Park Stadium, Nairobi. Telkom went on to win a ninth title, while the Nigerians, who were making their debut at the continental event, won bronze.

In Monday’s match, Telkom were thwarted by a steel-walled defence early on, before they found the breakthrough in the 19th minute as international Maureen Okumu finished off a field goal past Kada keeper Ineh Komi.

Four minutes from time, skipper Karanja made sure of the points as he finished off Flavia Mutiva’s short corner to condemn the Nigerians to their second loss of the competition.

Tuesday is an official rest day for the competition before action resumes Wednesday. Telkom will come up against GRA before ending their preliminary round matches against Ghana Police on Thursday.

The top two teams at the end of the preliminary round robin fixtures will face off in Saturday’s final.

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