Kenya men and women's senior national hockey teams have qualified for the semifinals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nation Championships in Accra, Ghana.
The ladies team popularly known as Tausi opened their campaign in the second match with a deserved 3-0 win over Zambia before beating Namibia and Nigeria by identical 2-1 margins to make the last four.
Late budget approval cost Tausi on Tuesday, January 18, when they lost 3-0 to hosts Ghana in a walkover due to late arrival.
As for Chui, the men's side won 4-1 against before falling to South Africa 2-1 but progressed to the semis.
Kenya men's hockey team Wednesday, January 19, went down fighting 2-1 to champions South Africa in their final pool 'A' match at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
After dominating the opening two quarters Chui wound up second with three points with both sides advancing to the last four.
The Ministry of Sports before the tournament started requested Kenya's hockey team to trim their squad ahead of the African tournament.
According to Kenya Hockey Union President Nahashon Randiek a smaller travelling group would fit into its budget for the continental championship.
Chui will face the pool B winners in the semis. The semi finals are staged for Friday on the ongoing week-long quadrennial event.