Audrey Omaido scored the lone goal as Kenya hockey champions Telkom Kenya sealed their place in the final of the 2018 Africa Cup for Club Hockey Championship today
The record Kenyan champions won by 1-0 against hosts Kada Queens at the Abuja National Stadium.
Omaido’s strike in the 47th minute was enough for the nine-time champions to see off the home side and seal their place in Saturday’s final with one match to spare.
With the win, the Kenyan queens cannot be caught at the top of the women’s standings after securing four wins which brings their points tally to12.
They willplay either champions Ghana Revenue Authority or Ghana Police, whosit second and third respectively in the standings, in Saturday’s final.
Telkom face GRA in their final round robin clash on Friday ahead of Saturday’s final.
Telkom coach Jos Openda lauded his charges for making it to the final, but blasted their opponents for playing to deep.
“We are on course to reclaim the title and I thank the team for coming this far. We are ready for any team and tomorrow’s (Thursday) game against GRA will be mere formality and a crucial one for them,”Openda said.
“Kada Queens played a very strange game, they were happy to sit back event when they had the ball and this was very strange.”
Telkom captain Tracy Karanja admits they will not relax against GRA as they look to avenge their 1-0 loss during last edition’s final.