• We are arranging another tournament to be held on Jamhuri day at the coast but we encourage the players to take the PCR tests-Ongori
• Hockey is one of the sports that has been dormant since March 2020 when the first coronavirus case was reported.
After successfully hosting the five-a -side hockey tourney over the weekend, Kenya Hockey Union have plans to host another event in Mombasa on Jamhuri Day ahead of league resumption early next year.
The inaugural Hockey 5's tournament for the seniors ended successfully on Sunday at the City Park hockey Stadium as Kenya Police 'A' and Strathmore University Scorpions B dethroned their opponents to carry the men and women's trophies respectively.
KHU secretary general, Wycliffe Ongori, is happy hockey is finally back after more than 18 months of inactivity.
He, however, called on more teams to vaccinate their players against coronavirus pandemic as full action nears return.
"The tournament was successful and we are happy hockey is back after several months in the cold. We are organising another tournament on Jamhuri Day at the coast but we encourage the players to undergo vaccination," he noted.
"This is the first step towards hockey activities returning back to normal. We are planning to have the league resume in February next year. "
Hockey is one of the disciplines that have been dormant since March 2020 when the first coronavirus case was reported.
Wazalendo and the men's national teams have been granted permission to train ahead of their respective assignments in November and January next year.
Wazalendo will represent Kenya in the African Cup for Club Championship in Accra, Ghana from November 24-30. The Fidelis Kimanzi coached team are hard at work and have conducted several fund raisers to facilitate their trip.
Ghana will also host the African Cup of Nations from January 17-23 and the Kenya national men's team is expected to participate.
Ongori said the union is keen to have the team play international friendly matches prior to the event.