National Hockey League: Weatherhead rally to draw with Wananchi

Vincent Kasasa

The biggest game in the National Hockey League played over the weekend ended in a stalemate as reigning champions Wananchi drew 2-2 with Weatherhead.

It was a title decider; Weatherhead entered the game with the odds in their favor, and needing the three points to seal the title, but that didn’t happen, and now Kampala Hockey Club Stallions are back in the equation.

Vincent Kasasa’s boys had to rally in the second half to pick a point from that game. Wananchi headed into recess with a 2-0 lead, with Thomas Opio and Collin Battusa the goal scorers, but Weatherhead through Peter Elolu and former KHC forward Timothy Ntumba found the goals in the second half, and spoils were shared.

The outcome left the yellow boys third, two points behind Wananchi who lead the table standings with 32.

Wananchi lead the standings, but the title is out of their hands. While both Weatherhead and the Stallions have two more games to wrap up the season, Wananchi are left with one game, and it’s against KHC.

Wananchi can win their remaining game and still not win the title if Weatherhead bag the remaining six points which is very likely given the side plays the bottom two sides Simba and Rockets last.

It will need the intervention of the hockey gods for Kasasa and his charges to lose any of their remaining games. Weatherhead comfortably prevailed against the two sides in their previous meetings this term, thrice against Simba and as many times against Rockets.

Thing though is Weatherhead can win both their games and still fail to clinch the title if KHC triumph in their remaining two games.

The Stallions are currently placed second in the league with 31 points and are looking to win their maiden league title.

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