The Uganda Hockey Cranes(men) put up a clinic against rivals Kenya at the FIH ( Federation of International Hockey) series at Sikh Union Club in Nairobi.
For all intents and purposes, with the National team reeling from a 14-Year lull from international hockey, the top notch performances against Kenya at the Bi-nation tournament was a sneak peek of good fortunes for Ugandan hockey.
Under the stewardship of Coach Vincent Kasasa, the side cluminated the week long three match series with a resounding 2-0 victory over Kenya on Sunday.
The triumph came at the back of a nother 1-0 victory on Saturday with the only stain being a 1-all draw on the opening day.
Sunday’s closing game was a real test of Uganda’s credentials.
It fall in “a must-win category ” and Coach Kasasa’s saviness had to come into play aptly.
He tinkered with his line-up opting to play Brian Bayuule who had played less minutes in the opening two games.
The trick paid off handsomely with Bayuule scoring in the fifth minute as the side drew first blood against the fancied Kenyans.
Substitute Alfred Agaba came on in the second quarter and scored what proved to be a winner.
Veteran Thomas Opio and Brian Okodi were the other scorers for Cranes in the tournament.
However, it was a disastrous tournament for the Hockey She Cranes who lost all their three test matches against Kenya conceding a mouth-watering 22 goals.