Butali Sugar Warriors were crowned champions after edging out Kenya Police in the 2018 men’s Kenya Hockey Premier League title played at City Park today.
The Warriors recaptured their title they last won in 2015 with Police dominating the championships with Frank Wanangwe hitting a brace in the2-1 win to clinch the title.
Wanangwe netted his first in the 13th minute before Amos Barkibir levelledfor Police in the 49th minute but Wanangwe sealed the title after setting up a sweet revenge Butali who had lost to Police in the first leg 3-0.
It was also great outing for Chase Sailors who will now play at the top flight hockey matches after they were promoted to the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) men’s hockey Premier League again.
Douglas Nyerere scored a brace in the last quarter as Sailors edged out rivals Multi-media University 2-0 at City Park Stadium to qualify for next year’s topflight league in 2019.
Sailors,who had the previous day crashed Mombasa Sports Club 4-0, got to win the Super League with 48 points from 15 wins and two losses.
Multi-media settled for the second position with 45 points after 14 wins and two losses.
Only one team will be promoted from the Super League to the Premier League where three teams will be relegated.
Sailors that was formed in 2015 won the National Super League the same year to earn promotion to the Premier League where they played for two season before being relegated.