In Summary
  • KHU needs officials who can preside over the growth of hockey at the grassroots, beyond Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru and Mombasa. We need a total overhaul of KHU leadership when the federation holds elections.
  • The current office has failed to deliver.
  • Will we take the opportunity to elect good leaders at KHU next week?

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your next performance the next time,” said American revolutionary activist Malcolm X.

Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) can borrow a leaf from these words and restructure in order to reach the glory days of the 1970s and 80s where qualification for the Word Cup and other major tournaments was like fastening a seat belt.

I’m a passionate fan of hockey and I would hate to see its rich history in Kenya slowly go down the drain. It must be said that the way things are headed, we might as well brace for a roller-coaster ride.

A little bird (well several actually) confided in me a few weeks ago that they had issues with the management based on how it handled players’ welfare and overall running of the league.

Yet we have a golden opportunity to put things right when KHU holds elections on December 16. But will we take it?

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