Prisons still unbeaten in Dar hockey league

20Jul 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Prisons still unbeaten in Dar hockey league

TANZANIA Prisons hockey team has all indications to be one of serious contenders for silverware in the Dar es Salaam regional league as the team is currently in the top spot of the pool A of men’s category.

Tanzania Prisons men’s side take on the national women outfit during a training session at the Karume Memorial Stadium in Dar es Salaam recently.

The flawless prison warders have collected 12 points from five wins and are one of three teams that still enjoy unbeaten spell, thanks to the side's tight defence.

Prisons, former Mapinduzi Cup champions, have banged in a total of 36 goals and conceded paltry four.
They are three points above their closest challengers, Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) B, positioned second with four wins from five games.

TPDF B, who kept on exerting pressure on the pool’s leaders with 8-0 comprehensive rout of Makongo B in the army outfit's previous game played in the city early this week, have scored 34 goals and have conceded eight.

Dar Khalsa A are the third position in the pool with 15 points from five games, netting a total of 45 goals and conceding three.

Dar Khalsa A comprises the first choice squad of Dar Khalsa Club that settled for the runners-up spot in this season's Mapinduzi Cup championships.

Juhudi B and Dar Khalsa C have been positioned fourth and fifth, respectively, despite having tied on six points from four and five games, respectively.

Juhudi B boast of superior goal difference of minus four, as the team has netted a total of 12 goals and conceded 16.
Dar Khalsa C have registered two wins and succumbed to three losses, posting a total of 15 goals and conceding 16.
In pool B of the category, TPDF A are enjoying the driver's seat with 16 points from six outings, netting in a total of 38 goals and leaking seven.

TPDF A, the first choice squad of the TPDF senior team that won this year's Mapinduzi Cup title, are one of two teams boasting of unbeaten spell in pool B of the regional league.

Dar Khalsa B and Dar Stars have occupied the second and third positions, respectively, in pool B of the regional league despite having tied on 12 points.

Both have won four games out of their respective five outings. Dar Khalsa B, though, have netted a total of 40 goals and conceded seven whereas Dar Stars have scored 32 goals and conceded six.

Dar Khalsa D, positioned fourth with eleven points from five games, have as well yet to concede defeat. The team has won three games and settled for draw in the rest, banging in a total of 26 goals and conceding ten.The women category of the league is led by Twende B with 15 points from five games. The team has scored a total of 24 goals and leaked four.

Twende A and Juhudi Ladies have been positioned second and third with 12 and 13 points, respectively.
Twende A are occupying the second spot on the basis of having superior goal difference, scoring 13 and conceding two whereas Juhudi Ladies have scored 23 goals and conceded nine.

Twende B and Juhudi Ladies are so far the teams that have managed to maintain unbeaten run in the five outings.
Dar es Salaam Regional Hockey Association (DRHA) organises the league which is played at Jakaya Kikwete Youth Park on weekends.

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