•The men's league returns after a two-month break while the women's game has been in recess since May due to their involvement in the Commonwealth Games.
• Greensharks have endured a rocky opening to the season and lie eighth in the 10-team league with 10 points from nine matches.
Greensharks' captain Victor Osiche wants teammates to express themselves freely as they face defending champions Butali Warriors in the Kenya Hockey Union League tie at the City Park Stadium on Sunday.
The men's league returns after a two-month break while the women's game has been in recess since May due to their involvement in the Commonwealth Games.
"Three points would be important but I don't want to burden players with high expectations. Ours is to express ourselves in the best way possible manner —this being the first match after the break," he said.
He went on: "Going by our position on the log, we have to play basic hockey."
Greensharks have endured a rocky opening to the season and lie eighth in the 10-team league with 10 points from nine matches.
The second leg will test the players' character and resilience amid a myriad of challenges affecting the team.
"Lack of depth is a major reason. We have struggled thus far. There's no total commitment from the players and it is hard to train as a team. The squad is depleted at the moment."
Greensharks' defence will have to be watertight to keep Butali's worrisome attack spearheaded by Festus Onyango at bay. The Sugar millers top the table with 23 points and remain unbeaten.
Elsewhere, Parkroad Badgers will settle scores with United States International University (USIU)-A Mashujaa.
The students have no choice but to rediscover their spark and convert their chances with their struggles in front of goal having become a common characteristic this season.
On Saturday, former champions Kenya Police square it out with Wazalendo. Midfield maestro Willis Okeyo is available for selection for the law enforcers after returning from a short professional stint in Germany. Edmond Makona will miss the duel as coach Patrick Mugambi revealed the midfield anchor is out for at least two months after suffering a groin injury.
Wolverines entertain Sliders in the bottom of the table Women's Premier League only match. Both teams have managed two points and are still looking for their first win of the season.