Champions Telkom out to extend premiership lead

Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League defending champions Telkom return to action this weekend seeking to extend their lead at the top of the table when they encounter Kenyatta University at the City Park.
Having won their last nine matches without conceding a goal, the 19-time champions lock horns with a side that has blown hot and cold throughout the season leaving them meandering in the unwanted echelons of the standings.
Jos Openda’s charges come to the match worried by the point gap between his side and second ranked Strathmore University Scorpions which has been reduced to four and could be whittled down to just one if they succumb to Simon Mwangi’s charges.
Openda whose sole aim remains to retain the league on a 100 percent win record said the pressure of being at the summit of the log will not affect his side when they clash with the students.
“We are on a mission to win the league without conceding a single goal. We have been training for the same and I believe against KU we will do our best. There is pressure to be at the top but it doesn’t affect our game since we are mentally prepared. We don’t have injury concerns and I hope for the three points,” said Openda.
JKUAT square it out with University of Nairobi who are yet to find their winning formula since making their debut at the top flight level. In the men’s category, KCA University travel to Kakamega to honor their fixture against Western Jaguars, while Kenyatta University visit Nakuru Hockey Club. In the National ‘A’ league, Mvita XI travel to Nairobi to play Parkroad Tigers as Wazalendo Youth play Dedan Kimathi in the National B league.
Tomorrow, 2015 champions Butali Warriors will aim to recapture their second place which they lost to Greensharks when they take on Parklands Sports Club. Nairobi Sikh will also join KCA University at Kakamega to honor their fixture against hosts Western Jaguars. In the ladies category, Sliders play Chase Amira.

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