The new-look Kenya Hockey Union league bully off this weekend in Nairobi and Mombasa.
The Men’s Premier League, national men’s and the national women’s leagues will be staged over five months as compared to last season where they stretched for almost a year.
Last year’s Men’s Premier League losing finalists, Kenya Police, are out to exorcise the demons that have bedevilled them over the years with a clean run for the coveted title.
Their untainted run has always been halted in the play-offs, with their unbeaten run last year broken by Strathmore University 3-2 in the final.
The play-offs had been criticised for not producing real winners with Kenya Police coach Fred Masibo saying it does not aid quality competition.
And with the play-offs and two-legged system scrapped, Police have no option but to prove their critics wrong.
The Premiership has 11 teams, the National Men’s League will feature 10 and the women’s league six.
National Men’s League: Today– Green Sharks v USIU-A (2pm), Kenya Police v Park Road; Tomorrow– Wazalendo v Nairobi Simba; National Men’s League: Karate v Parklands (10.00am), Mombasa Institute v Mombasa Sports (Mombasa); National Women’s League: Orange v Vikings, USIU-A v Sliders