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Daily Nation : February 17th 2014
DAILY NATION Monday February 17, 2014 FIVB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS CAMPAIGN | Lung’aho’s charges destroy poor opponents Kenyan girls t good for Ugan Hosts make mincemeat of their neighbours in opening tie of African qualifiers at Kasarani BY AYUMBA AYODI AND CELLESTINE OLILO firstname.lastname@example.org started with a straight sets thrashing of Uganda in their opening match of the African qualifiers in Nairobi yesterday. David Lung’aho’s charges ran K through the Ugandans with ease to win 25-16, 25-10, 25-14. The hosts face Mozambique today at 4pm at the Safaricom Arena, Kasarani. Good recovery by Mery Moim and Evelyn Makuto on left attack and all-round excellent shows from Ruth Jepng’etich and Esther Wangechi on the right spurred Kenya to victory. Kenya’s main rivals Tunisia and Sen- egal also launched their campaign well, claiming wins against Mozambique and Seychelles respectively. Lung’aho said he’d expected a lot from Uganda having trained in The Netherlands. “My side has improved in ball control, which we have been working in the past one month,” said Lung’aho. “We should expect another good display against Mozambique.” Skipper Brackcides Agala however said they will need to improve on their attacks and blocking. Uganda coach enya’s campaign for their sixth consecutive women’s FIVB World Championships berth Tonny Lakony conc ing Kenyans were qu “But I’m happy that m improved,” he said. Kenya took a swift 6-2 lead in the first set before attack and defens porous for the Uga plough back and ev at 8-8. However, Aga Wangechi would stabilise things with good a at the centre and r amidst good set from Jane Wacu as K cruised at 13-10. Makuto would p scores at 14-10 with vital points with h spikes to bring the sc blocking from Jepng score at 24-15 befor off the set. An all-round Wangechi, Makuto an Kenya ahead 7-2 but tion and cover at back Ugandans some breathing spac Lack of communicat Emilly Laker and manda got some point trailed 4-8 before M age coupled with goo of Jepngetich and Ag 10-5, 20-8, 21-9 as Jep up at the centre with and blocks. Lack of communic My side has improved in ball control, which we have been working on in the past one month. We should expect another good display against Mozambique in the next match” David Lung’aho, Kenya coach tack on the Kenyan s enabled the Ugandans, well to level at 3-3 Mom and Wangechi to lead at 21-9. Some that saw Wacu, Mak and Wangechi exit so lised the team as Ken defense to nevertheless win 2 Meanwhile, Tuni Mozambique in 3-0 25-11, 25-12 and 25-13. On the other hand, forced back to the after Seychelles level However, the Senega to a 3-1 sets of 25-23, 25-22 victory. Senegal led the first set 16-11 before Seychelles drew level at 19-19, 20-20, 21-21 and 22-22 with good blocking. Sport 47 Military Song wins Guineas race at Ngong BY THE GRUNDY email@example.com The Julie McCann-trained Mili- tary Song beat stable companion and pace maker Defending Champion by a length to win the season’s second classic race, the Mars Group Fillies Guineas over 1,600m at Ngong Racecourse yesterday. Defending champion got off to a flying start, dictating the pace all the way to the home stretch with hot favourite Simuni just breathing behind. Jumped to the front However, 250m out, Military Song with trainer/jockey Julie McCann jumped to the front and raced to the finishing post and won by a length from Defending Champion ridden by David Miri. Lucky Mascot with Paul Kiarie finished third ahead of stable companion Santa Anna. Simuni with Patrick Mungai was five lengths away in fifth place. Earlier, Irish Garden had won the Conference Cup over 2,400m by three quarter lengths. Ngong Results MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION Kenya’s Esther Wangeci gestures during their FIVB World Championships qualifier against Uganda at Kasarani yesterday. The hosts won in straight sets. Kisumu Simba roar past opponents BY AYUMBA AYODI @AyumbaAyodi firstname.lastname@example.org Former champions Kisumu Simba had a successful tour of Nairobi, tearing apart Parkroad and Wazalendo to pile pressure on leaders Kenya Police in the Kenya Hockey Union men’s league at City Park Stadium. Kisumu, who last won the league in 2008, were suave in their executions, beating Parkroad 3-1 before braving a first-half assault to down Wazalendo 3-1 to bag maximum six points. The feat brought Kisumu’s tally to 22 points, two off champions Police who are unbeaten with 24 points drawn from eight victories. Kisumu benefited from an own goal CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION Wazalendo’s David Were (left) tackles Kisumu Simba’s Frank Wanangwe during their league match at City Park Stadium. against Parkroad in the 13th minute, then Hannington Opede scored breathtaking field goal in the 29th minute to put the visitors 2-0 ahead at the breather. Vincent Odhiambo made it 3-0 for Kisumu in the 38th minute before the hosts pulled one back three minutes from time. Went on the offensive Against Wazalendo, Kisumu went on the offensive, with Dennis Owoka scoring a field goal in the eighth minute before the teams settled down for an end-to-end battle. Wazalendo drew level on the stroke of half-time through skipper Wycliffe Mbeda’s penalty corner. The visitors impressed, with Ken- yan international and Kisumu Simba skipper Frank Wanangwe and Bramwel Lijodi sounding the boards in the 54th and 56th minutes to seal victory. The weekend matches were pre- ceded by a moment of silence in honour of fallen Kenya international Betty Chebet Tioni who passed away on Thursday in Nakuru. “The pressure is on for the title. We have impressed in our previous matches, and we will push for the title to the last minute,” said Kisumu’s Kamal Sembi. Kisumu are yet to play Kenya Col- lege of Accountancy University, Kenya Police and Greensharks to wrap up the season. Africa Clubs Cup silver medallists Strathmore University tamed Vikings 2-0 in the women’s league but the students still remained fourth with 15 points. Strathmore, who have now played seven matches, have a two-match advantage over leaders Telkom Orange (24), USIU-A (21) and Sliders (18). In men’s national league, Parklands beat Kimathi University 3-1 to tie with Kenyatta University in second place with 21 points each. Wazalendo lead the standings with 23 points. 12.55pm - The Lesukut Maiden (1,800m): 1. Nozipho (J.Lokorian) 2. Armed Dangerous(P.Kiarie) 3. Primavera (J.McCann); Distance: hd, 7, 9 ½, 3; Time: 1:57.1secs; Tote Fav winner; Tote Win 23/-, Exacta 220/-, Winning Owners J.Mody; Trainer B. Devani. 1.25 - The Malteser Handicap (2,400m): 1. Rankin (K.Mbugua) 2. Njabini (P.Mungai) 3. Diva Supreme (P.Ngugi) Dist: nk, nk, ½, 1, Time: 2:42.4secs; Tote Fav Sudden Spirit; Tote Win 40/-, Exacta 807/-, Winning Owners Sheikh Hamid Butt and Dr. P. Musimba; Trainer J. Karari. 1.55pm - The Conference Cup (2,400m): 1. Irish Garden (D.Tanui) 2. Empowered Mpire (P.Mungai) 3. Bravery (J.Lokorian) Dist: ¾, 1, ½, 1; Time: 2:37.5 secs; Tote Fav Winner; Tote Win 25/-, Exacta 262/-, Winning Owners C.C. Bengough; Trainer M. Bengough. 2.30pm - The Snickers Challenge Cup (1,400m). 1. Femme Fatale (L.Karanja) 2. Woodwind (P.Lesengei) 3. Hectic (J.Muhindi) Dist: 6, 3 ¼, shd, 2 ¼, :Time: 1:27.6secs; Tote Fav Doubloon; Tote Win 46/-, Exacta 49/-, Winning Owners R. Devani, Trainer B. Devani. 3.05pm - The Orbit handicap (1,200m) 1. Riskovary (D.Miri) 2. Tempesta (P. Lesengei) 3. Woodhaven (M.Mutinda) Dist: 1 ¾, 1 ¾, hd, nk; Time: 1:14.5secs; Tote Fav Winner; Tote Win 27/-, Exacta 154/-, Winning owners M.B. Binks, B. Helander; Trainer JVL McCann; 3.40pm - The Mars Group Fillies Guineas (1,600m): 1. Military Song (J.McCann) 2. Defending Champion (D.Miri) 3. Lucky Mascot (P.Kiarie) Dist: 1, hd, 2 ¼, 2 ¼, :Time : 1:42.1secs; Tote Fav Simuni; Tote Win 13/-, Exacta 166/-, Winning Owners R. Karlsen; Trainer JVL McCann. 4.15pm - The Solai handicap (1,200m). 1. Glitzern (D.Miri) 2. Mama Mia (M.Kariuki) 3. Quick Silver (L.Sercombe) Dist: 1 ½, 2 ¼, nk, 1; Time: 1:15.7secs; Tote Fav Quick Silver; Tote Win 47/-, Exacta 75/-, Winning owners; M.B. Binks; Trainer JVL McCann. 4.45pm - The Pedigree Maiden (900m). 1. Espionage (P. Lesengei) 2. Sea Music (D.Tanui) 3. Spring Run (P.Mungai) Dist: sh, 1 ¾, 2 ½, 1 ¼, Time: 056.1secs; Tote Fav; Golden Cloud; Tote Win 85/-, Exacta 1,616/-, Winning Owners M.B. Binks; Trainer; JVL McCann. 5.20pm - The Whiskas Condition (1,000m): 1. Flying Whisky(P.Mungai) 2. Sand Island (J.Lokorian) 3. Drumlargan (D.Miri) Dist: ns, 2 ½, 3 ½, 1 ¾, Time: N/A; Tote FavN/A; Tote Win N/A; Exacta N/A; Winning Owners Karen Equestrian Syndicate; Trainer: M. Noor.
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