Nancy Jepchumba’s lone goal in the 13th minute helped Sliders to a slim 1-0 win over Strathmore University as they moved back to second spot in the Kenya Hockey Union women’s national league table.
The win kept Sliders’ intention to reclaim their lost glory in the domestic league as they cut league leaders, Telkom Orange’s point deficit to just seven.
Orange had earlier thumped Vikings 5-0 in a one-sided clash to extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches. Audrey Oumado had a brace, while Jane Alula, Captain Betsy Omalla and Jaqueline Jow had one each to help the 17-time national champions subject Vikings to their second loss of the campaign.
Orange who used the match as a build up for the upcoming Africa Club Championship extended their point tally to 33 while Sliders moved to 25 points.
The loss piled more pressure on Strathmore who are now only two points ahead of fourth-placed United States International University-Africa-USIU-A.
In another women’s match, Daystar recorded their second win of the season with a slim 1-0 win over Mount Kenya University-MKU. That was MKU’s 11th loss out of 12 matches they have played this season.
Wazalendo moved three places up the log after sneaking past 2012 champions Nairobi Simba who they stunned 3-2 in a premier league match.
Nelson Shilaku and Elly Mwanzia had given Wazalendo a two goal lead in the fifth and 41st minutes respectively but Simba, who lie a distant fourth with 25 points from 16 matches, leveled the scores through quick goals from Ali Shbaz and Harvi Ghatheure in the 47th and 48th minute.
Simba who are 12 points adrift of joint leaders and defending champions Butali Sugar Warriors (Formerly Kisumu Simba) and 2013 champions, Kenya Police looked set for a draw until Isaac Owino stepped forward with his 55th strike that put the last nail on Lion’s coffin. The win took Wazalendo to sixth with 24 points.
Kimathi University played to a one-all draw with Technical University in a late kick off in the national men’s league.
Debutants Chase Sailors finished the first leg of the men’s national Group (A) league in style when they registered their eighth win with a 3-1 defeat of hard fighting Karate Axiom on Saturday. Sailors have dropped only two points from a possible 27 in their first season in the league which leaves them perched top of the table with 25 points, eight clear of second-placed Park Road.
Kisumu sides, Bay Club who are playing their second season and debutant Kisumu Youngsters control Pool B.
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Vincent Oburu scored five goals as AFC Leopards recorded their highest ever competitive win, beating Diero FC 15-1 in the GoTV Shield round of 32 fixture played in Kisumu on Saturday.
Whyonne Isuza bagged four with Musa Mudda and Marcellus Ingotsi bagging braces. Ian Otieno was also on the score sheet, netting the 15th from the spot.
In other matches, Kakamega Homeboyz beat Naivas FC 1-0 at the Camp Toyoyo grounds. Nairobi Stima beat 4-1 while Palos FC thumped 5-1. Former SPL side KCB beat Poror Mote 3-0 at Afraha Stadium.
Collated GoTV roundup Saturday 24th June 2017
Poror Mote 1 vs 3 KCB
Timsales 0 vs 3 Sony Sugar
Al-Ahly 0 vs 2 Kenpoly FC
Tandaza 2(6) vs 2 (7) Zetech University
Naivas 0 VS 1 Homeboyz
Machakos United 1 vs 4 Nairobi Stima
Uweza 1 vs 3 Bandari
Bungoma SuperStars 2 vs 3 Kariobangi Sharks
Karatina Homeboyz 2 vs 0 AP
Griffin 1 vs 5 Palos
Dero 1 vs 15 AFC Leopards
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty as Portugal beat New Zealand 4-0 to seal their semi-final place at the Confederations Cup.
Ronaldo's 33rd-minute goal was followed by strikes from Manchester City-bound Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva and Nani.
Mexico also progressed to the semi-finals as they knocked hosts Russia out of the tournament with a 2-1 victory.
Portugal ensured top spot in Group A as New Zealand finished bottom after a third straight defeat.
However, defender Pepe will miss Portugal's semi-final after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament.
And there will be fitness concerns over Bernardo Silva, who was substituted at half-time because of an ankle injury.
In the other group, Chile and Germany will both progress to the last four if they avoid defeat on Sunday.
Chile face Australia and Germany play Cameroon on Sunday to determine the final standings in Group B.
Confederations Cup semi-final fixtures
Portugal v Group B second place (Wed 28 June 21:00 EAT)
Group B winner v Mexico (Thurs 29 June 21:00 EAT)
Full fixtures and results
Portugal, Euro 2016 winners
Mexico, 2015 Concacaf Cup winners
New Zealand, 2016 OFC Nations Cup winners
Russia, qualify as 2018 World Cup hosts
Cameroon, 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winners
Chile, 2015 Copa America winners
Australia, 2015 Asian Cup winners
Germany, 2014 World Cup winners
Thika United is the latest side to withdraw from the GoTV Shield which kicks off this weekend across the country.
Kasarani Sub branch's Nairobi Governor Cup Champions Terror Squad and Makadara Champions Makongeni Youth have made it to the semifinals of the Nairobi Governors Cup County Championships Nairobi East Zone. Also through are Kamkunjis best Jijazie FC and Babadogo's Korogocho Youth
Terror Squad played out a 1-1 draw with Korogocho Youth at the Kariobangi North Primary School, a result that was enough for both teams to qualify. Army man Enock Mogire was on target for Terror Squad while Korogocho’s goal was netted by America Jawa
At the City Stadium, Makongeni Youth confirmed their place in the last four with a 2-1 win over a dominant Reuben United. Goals from Kennedy Otieno and Godrick Juma did the job for Makongeni, with Adams Usama’s equalizer at the stroke of halftime for Reuben United ending up as a mere consolation
Jijazie had earlier on thumped Kinsan FC 3-0. Morvo Papalai, James Okello and Vincent Nasa were on target for Jijazie
Kamkunji's Golden Angels were winners in the girls’ category, brushing aside Soweto Queens 5-0. Grace Achieng, Sheila Rono, Catherine Achieng, Evelyn Juma and Jess Wangari were on the score sheet for the victorious. The match between Mukuru Talents and Nairobi County Queens FC ended in a 0-0 stalemate
At Kariobangi North Primary School, Kariobangi Sports Ladies managed a 2-0 win over Star-started Kayole Starlets JNR. Diana Wacera and Mercy Achieng were on target for the victors, who consequently qualify for the quarterfinals. Girls Unlimited edged out Street revolution 2-0 in the other match played at the same venue
Terror Squad a.k.a The Red Eagles will face Makongeni Youth in the first semifinal of the Nairobi East Zone, while Jijazie FC will be up against Korogocho Youth in the other semifinal
The winner from the Nairobi East Zone will face her Nairobi West branch counterparts in the grand finale, whose winner will pocket kshs 1.5 Million, with the losing finalist taking home kshs 1 Million.
The losing finalists from both zones will square it out in a third-place play-off which has a kshs 500,000 token at stake
The top scorer, best goalkeeper and Most Valuable Player will each take home kshs 250,000 each.
Nairobi East Zone Results
Jijazie FC 3-0 Kinsan FC
Makongeni Youth FC 2-1 Reuben United FC
Kariobangi Sports FC 2-0 Githurai United
Terror Squad FC 1-1 Korogocho Youth
Kariobangi Sports Ladies 2-0 Kayole Starlets
Girls Unlimited 2-0 Street revolution
Golden Angels 5-0 Soweto Queens
Mukuru Talents 0-0 Nairobi County