Kampala Hockey Club Stallions’ hopes of a maiden National Hockey League title were ended on Saturday after a humiliating 6-2 defeat to Wananchi.
The Stallions entered the game well aware that defeat to Joshua Opolot’s charges would extend their wait for a first league title, but the side went down inside six minutes through Jordan Achaye’s goal.
Although they responded almost immediately through Habib Sewava, Jerom Owori reinstated the lead and Innocent Baguma tripled it as Wananchi headed into recess with a 3-1 lead.
Kenyan striker Bramwell Lijodi restored hope for KHC with his goal nine minutes after the break, but Baguma made sure Wananchi remain in control of the game with his second in the 61st minute, and before it was over, Wananchi added two in the final two minutes, with Baguma completing his hat-trick and Owori his brace, ending any hopes of a silverware for Bernard Bwire’s side.
The outcome meant only Wananchi who were playing their last game of the season still harbor a slight chance of success this season.
With 35 points to their name, Wananchi can retain the league if Weatherhead fail to win their final game which is very unlikely as Vincent Kasasa’s boys play bottom side Rockets last.
Weatherhead took their tally of points to 33 on Sunday with a commanding 5-2 win over Simba. They now have to beat Rockets to clinch the league for the first time since 2011.