Experienced trio dropped from hockey national team for African tourney

Kenya women hockey team player Caroline Guchu (left) celebrates with teammate Flavia Mutiva after scoring

Kenya women hockey team player Caroline Guchu (left) celebrates with teammate Flavia Mutiva after scoring during their Test match against Uganda at Sikh Union ground, Nairobi on March 18, 2021. Kenya won 11-0.


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What you need to know:

  • With the squad a blend of youth and experience, Mwangi noted that she is building the team for future assignments
  • With the exit of Karanja who was the captain, United States International University of Africa (USIU-A) midfielder Rhoda Kuira was handed the armband and will be assisted by Alice Owiti of Lakers Club from Nyanza
  • Men's assistant coach Michael Malungu acknowledged that they are in tough pool but insists they will go flat out for a better performance

Experienced duo of Caroline Guchu and Tracy Karanja are the surprise exclusions from the Kenya women's team that will participate in next week's African Cup of Nations Championship in Accra, Ghana.

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