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Kisumu, Multi Media promoted as Police, Telkom savour title

Alex Njue @PeopleSports11

Multi Media University and Kisumu Youngsters have joined the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) men’s Premier League following the relegation of Technical University of Kenya and Kenyatta University.

The two will join the league following the crowning of Kenya Police (men) and Telkom women’s, who made it 20 straight league titles after another dominant season. Police’s celebrations were, however, soured by the demise of their coach Kenneth Kaunda, who passed away on Saturday morning after a short illness.

The law enforcers won the title courtesy of a 77 points return as Butali Sugar finished second, seven points adrift. It was Police’s second title in three years and the players have dedicated it to Kaunda. “We deserved this title because we worked for it. We started our preparations very early with our late coach Kenneth Kaunda.

He believed in us and we made it. Too sad he is not here with us today to see the fruits of his work. Next season, we will be out to defend the title,” said Police skipper Oliver Echenje during the trophy presentation ceremony at City Park Stadium on Sunday.

Meanwhile, history making coach of Telkom Jos Openda still has the hunger for more titles next season and his target remains not to concede a goal. “This is a show of pure dedication by us to dominate the local league.

We had a goal this season not to concede a goal but it was ruined after we let in two goals in a single match but I am happy we retained the title and we finished unbeaten,” said Openda. USIU-A finished second in the women’s Premier League with 47 points, 10 behind Telkom.

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