Sports Updates - September 22, 2023
By Lynn Mwangi
Earlier in the month the USIU-Africa hockey ladies, Spartans faced off against Kenyatta University in a match played at the City Park Hockey Stadium. The Spartans were able to win the game with three goals from our very own Rayana Oyando, Rhoda Kuira and Harriet Omindi. The mens team, Mashujaa team also had a big match against last seasons Premier league champions; Butali Warriors Hockey club. It was a very unfortunate show as our team lost to Butali Club with 6 goals. Our very own Danstone Wabwire scored a consoling goal for the Mashujaa.
Last weekend, the Spartans had a match against Blazers Hockey Club, also played at the City Park Hockey Stadium. It was a tough game with the team trailing 3-0 within the first two quarters. Harriet Omindi converted a penalty stroke into a goal giving Spartans one goal. In the final quarter, Lynn Mwangi secured another goal giving the team the psych to push harder, but lost to the Blazers, 3-2. At the same venue, the hockey men's team lost the match against Greensharks Hockey Club.
The USIU-Africa Chess Club had a game last weekend with the following individual results recorded: Naim Salim 4.5 points, Clifford Ombiro 4 points, Keith Kioko 4 points, Boston Palanga 3 points, Baden Fred 3 points, Mercy Namusia 3 points, Shali Mahamoud 2 points, Tandy Milare 1 point, and Abigail Mukii 0 points.
The men's soccer team, the USIU-Africa Wolves beat South City FC 5-1 in a match played last weekend. The goals were scored by Noel Otieno, Ray Mutai, Bill Kamau, Samuel Tobi and James Macharia. The ladies' soccer team, the USIU-Africa Falcons also had a match last weekend against South City FC at the USIU-Africa grounds and held their own, ending the match in a 1-1 draw courtesy of a goal by Caroline Mutuiri.