Hokey defending Telkom Orange demolish Sliders 6-0 in a Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League match at City Park on Sunday.
After a slow start, Omaido opened the scoring in the 10th minute after converting a penalty corner whipped in by Barbara Simiyu.
A swift counter attacking display saw Omaido strike again in the 31st minute with a low shot for a 2-0 lead at the break.
Sliders’ resilience was broken once more with Jackline Mwangi opening up their defence before unselfishly setting up Omaido for her third in the 42nd minute.
Omaido was proving unstoppable as she signed off with as sweetly taken acute shot to net her fourth in the 54th minute.
Telkom Orange’s Lilian Aura was unusually quiet in the game but made her presence felt when sounded the board a minute later.
Substitute Jane Ofula rounded up the scoring four minutes from time as her team picked up their fifth win on the trot.
“It was a routine win for us in the end. We are still working out our new system of play which we intend to use for the club championships. The team has not fully implemented it but we will work on that in our subsequent build up,” Telkom Orange coach Jos Openda stated.
Earlier, first half goals by captain Yvonne Karanja and substitute Nancy Wanjue were enough as Strathmore University Scorpions defeated Kenyatta University 2-0 in a university derby.
Strathmore dominated proceedings from the start with Kenyatta University happy to sit back and rely on counter attacks. But this did not work in their favor as Karanja found space in the danger area before firing past Daisy Odera in the 22nd minute.
Strathmore lacked creativity
In the absence of their lethal forward and Kenyan international Gilly Okumu, Strathmore lacked creativity in front of goal to back up their possession play.
Wanjue, a player sporadically used this season, made her chance in the team count when she converted a penalty corner in the 31st minute delivered by Elizabeth Ngombo to ensure her team led 2-0 at halftime.
Truphy Oriwa getting a rare start in goal for Strathmore also put in a good shift as she thwarted efforts by Gloria Juma and Cynthia Walucho in the second period to keep their lead intact.
Strathmore coach Meshack Senge said, “We started the game slowly and they proved hard to break down. We gave chances to other players who stepped up and played well. It is not the tempo of play we would like but at least we got the win in the end.”
In the men’s Premier League, Parklands Sports Club (PSC) picked up a morale boosting 5-2 win over Sikh Union, Nairobi.
Frankline Kiyondi put PSC ahead in the 17th minute before additional goals in the 34th and 38th minutes by Allan Odongo ensured a 3-0 first half lead.
Firoz Sultan pulled one back for Sikh Union with a 55th minute screamer from a penalty corner. Odongo completed his hat trick in the 60 minute before Kiyondi scored his brace in the 62nd minute for a 5-1 lead.
Haggai Pappela scored for Sikh Union in the final minute of play but with little consequence to the outcome.
Sunday: Strathmore 2 Kenyattha University 0 (women); Park Road Tigers 0 Multimedia University 0, Sikh Union, Nairobi 2 Parklands Sports Club 5, Park Road 2 Chase Sailors 5 (Men), Telkom Orange 6 Sliders 0 (women).
Saturday: USIU-A 0 Amira Sailors 0 (women); Kabarak University 2 Daystar University 0, TUK 3 Kimathi University 0, Kenyatta University 0 Strathmore University 1, Butali Sugar 4 USIU-A 1 (men).