Fixtures for the NOC – Kenya floodlights hockey tournament has been released.
The match schedule sees mens defending champions Strathmore University take on Coast IX at 12.30 pm, followed by last years runner up Kenya Police taking on Nyanza IX at 1:15 pm. Nairobi Simba then battle it out with Green Sharks at 2:00 pm.
The first ladies match will bully-off at 2:45 pm with champions Orange taking on Virgin Vikings.
The matches promise to be a battle of titans as each team seeks to set the pace for the coming season. Three of the strongest teams last season – Strathmore University, Kenya Police and Nairobi Simba – have a chance to try out some of the new signings with the Strathmore Coach expecting a good outing having retained the bulk of his team from last season.
The team finished fourth in the Africa Club cup championship in December 2010.
Other teams have also heavily recruited and will be using the tournament to showcase and try-out their new talent.
The tournament finals gala is also widely expected double up as the trophy presentation gala for last seasons (2010) league champions.
Below is the fixtures as released:
|NOCK FLOODLIGHTS TOURNAMENT|
|S/NO.||SATURDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2011||TIME|
|1||STRATHMORE UNI VS COAST 11||12.30P.M||MEN|
|2||KENYA POLICE VS NYANZA 11||1.15 P.M||MEN|
|3||NAIROBI SIMBA VS GREENSHARKS||2.00 P.M||MEN|
|4||ORANGE VS VIKINGS||2.45 P.M||WOMEN|
|5||STRATHMORE UNI VS NYANZA 11||3.30 P.M||MEN|
|6||KENYA POLICE VS GREENSHARKS||4.15 P.M||MEN|
|7||NAIROBI SIMBA VS COAST 11||5.00 P.M||MEN|
|8||USIU-A VS SLIDERS||5.45 P.M||WOMEN|
|S/NO.||SUNDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2011||TIME|
|9||NYANZA VS COAST||8.15 A.M||MEN|
|10||STRATHMORE UNI VS GREENSHARKS||9.00 A.M||MEN|
|11||KENYA POLICE VS NAIROBI SIMBA||9.45 A.M||MEN|
|12||ORANGE VS SLIDERS||10.30 A.M||WOMEN|
|13||GREENSHARKS VS COAST 11||11.15 A.M||MEN|
|14||NYANZA VS NAIROBI SIMBA||12.00 P.M||MEN|
|15||KENYA POLICE VS COAST 11||12.45 P.M||MEN|
|16||GREENSHARKS VS NYANZA||1.30 P.M||MEN|
|17||USIU-A VS VIKINGS||2.15 P.M||WOMEN|
|18||STRAHMORE UNI VS NAIROBI SIMBA||3.00 P.M||MEN|
|19||ORANGE VS USIU-A||3.45 P.M||WOMEN|
|20||SLIDERS VS VIKINGS||4.30 P.M||WOMEN|
|21||STRATHMORE UNI VS KENYA POLICE||5.15 P.M||MEN|
|25TH FEBRUARY 2011 (FINALS)|
|22||IST RANKED PLAYS 2ND RANKED||7.00 P.M||WOMEN|
|23||IST RANKED PLAYS 2ND RANKED||7.40 P.M||MEN|