The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Telkom and 3 Others Represent Kenya in Bulawayo Tourney

Kenya will be represented by four clubs at the Africa Club hockey Championships planned for next month in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Kenya Police and Strathmore will be the men's representatives while champions Telkom and Strathmore girls side known as Scorpions will take care of the women's interests in the tournament slated for December 3-8.

Telkom coach Jos Openda said the side will be gunning for victory after missing out on last years campaign, owing to financial constraints. "We missed last year's event, owing to financial constraints but this time round, we will be going all the way to win the title. The girls are in high spirits to do the country proud," added Openda.

The club has been training at the City Park Stadium. Openda said he expects stiff competition from the hosts, South Africa and Ghana. "It will be tough event as top clubs are coming for the tourney," added Openda.

He observed that winning the league title has given them a big boost ahead of the tournament. " Winning the league has given us a big boost and we are relishing the challenge of facing the top sides on the continent," he added.

Strathmore, who lost last year in the final to Egyptian side Sharkia, have vowed to go one place better than last year. Coach Zach Aura said have learnt their lessons from last year and are ready to win he trophy. "We have the same squad and the boys are hungry for the title," added Aura.

The tactician said the club has nothing to fear from the continental top dogs. " We are ready to face the biggest teams and we are up for the challenge," he noted.

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