Hockey team loses all at Youth Olympic Games

Kenya team lost all their group B matches to finish last in the five-a-side hockey in the ongoing Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The team lost 4-3, which has become a norm to Bangladesh yesterday to give bye to the games as two athletes makes it to the second round in 800m and 3,000m.

Bangladesh came from 2-0 down to trounce Kenya when Captain Ouma Olando and Brian Ogenche scored first in the fourth and sixth minutes but Mohsin Mohammad pulled one back reducing the deficit in the seventh minute, before Sawon Sarower made it 2-2 a minute later.

Olando put Kenya back in the lead in the 11th minute, but Bangladesh fought hard to equalise through Hassan Mohammad in the 15th minute as Arshad Hossain notched the winner in the 18th minute.

The African Youth Games bronze medallists will now play in the classification match of positions 11 and 12 (last) against Vanuatu, which finished last in Pool ‘A’.

Kenya started their campaign with a 7-0 thrashing against Australia on October 7, before suffering a 4-3 loss at the hands of Canada on October 8.

They then lost 7-1 against India on October 9 and then succumbed to a 4-3 loss against Austria on October 10, before the Bangladeshis denied them what would have been their first victory.

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