Voice of Sport

Kenyan teams below par in Youth Olympic Games qualifiers in Lusaka

The East African girls have so far soaked in more than 38 goals 30 of which came from identical 15-0 defeats against Namibia and Zimbabwe


KENYA boys’ and girls’ hockey teams are getting a hiding in Lusaka, Zambia and have no hopes of qualifying for the Youth Olympic Games —  in Nanjing, China in August — the purpose of the African qualifiers in the Zambian capital.

Hastily assembled Kenyan teams without much training attended the tournament almost in secrecy and to many people the knowledge that the teams were away came with report of their poor results.

Leaking goals

The Kenyan girls have so far soaked in more than 38 goals 30 of which came from identical 15-0 defeats against Namibia and Zimbabwe. They also lost 5-8 to Zambia.

The boys have been whipped 15-0 by Namibia but earned a 5-5 draw with Zimbabwe.

Only one boys’ an one girls’ side from Africa will get the Olympic slot. South Africa looks headed to take both, but their boys are receiving some huge challenge from Zambia.

Selected results:

[Africa] Youth Olympics Games qualifier

Lusaka, Zambia

Day: 1                    10 March 2014

10:00     South Africa 13-2 Zimbabwe (women)

11:30     Kenya 0-15 Namibia (women)

14:00     Kenya 15-0 Namibia (men)

15:30     South Africa 10-3 Zimbabwe (men)

17:00      Nigeria v Zambia (men)

 

Day: 2                    11 March 2014

10:00     Kenya 0-15 Zimbabwe (women)

11:30     South Africa v Zambia (women)

14:00     Kenya 5-5 Zimbabwe (men)

15:30     Nigeria v Namibia (men)

17:00     South Africa 3-3 Zambia (men)

 

Day: 3                    12 March 2014

10:00     Namibia 8-2 Zimbabwe (women)

11:30     Kenya 5-8 Zambia (women)

14:00     Namibia v Zimbabwe (men)

15:30     South Africa v Nigeria (men)

17:00     Kenya v Zambia (men)

 

Day: 4                    13 March 2014

10:00     South Africa v Namibia (women)

11:30     Zambia 5-4 Zimbabwe (women)

14:00     South Africa v Namibia (men)

15:30     Kenya v Nigeria (men)

17:00     Zimbabwe 1-6 Zambia (men)

 

 

Day: 5                    14 March 2014

10:00     South Africa v Kenya (women)

11:30     Namibia v Zambia (women)

14:00     South Africa v Kenya (men)

15:30     Nigeria v Zimbabwe (men)

17:00     Namibia v Zambia (men)

 

Day: 6                    15 March 2014 /final

09:00     3 v 4 (women)

10:45     5 v 6 (men)

12:30     3 v 4 (men)

14:15     1 v 2 (women) – final

16:00     1 v 2 (men) – final