Amarjeet Marwa


Amarjeet Singh Marwa

 Date and place of Birth 14.11.1947 in Nairobi, Kenya
 School Menengai High School, Nakuru
 Club Sikh Union Nairobi
 Playing position Goal keeper
 1st international 20.11.1966 v Pakistan in Nairobi
 Last international 1976
 Olympic Games Mexico 1968; Munich 1972
 Hockey idol Balbir Singh Senior


Olympic Games






 Munich 1972 27.08.1972 Group B

 Kenya 0 - Poland 1


 Munich 1972 28.08.1972 Group B Kenya 1 - Australia 3


 Munich 1972 30.08.1972 Group B Kenya 1 - Netherlands 5


 Munich 1972 31.08.1972 Group B Kenya 0 - Great Britain 2


 Munich 1972 02.09.1972 Group B Kenya 2 - India 3


 Munich 1972 03.09.1972 Group B Kenya 2 - New Zealand 2


 Munich 1972 07.09.1972 class 13 - 14

 Kenya 1 - Argentina 0




Amarjeet Singh Marwa was born in Nairobi, Kenya and educated at Menengai High School, Nakuru. He played for the School team and Nakuru Rangers Hockey Club.

He also played for Sikh Union Nairobi.

He earned his first international cap in 1966 when he was selected to play against Pakistan in Nairobi.

He was selected for Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972 Olympic Games and also the Barcelona 1971 and Amsterdam 1973 World Cups.

He was selected for the Montreal 1976 Olympic team. The team was in the Olympic Village in Montreal when Kenya, together with other African countries, pulled out of the Games for political reasons at the last minute. His younger brother, Satpal was also in Kenya's team.

The Marwa family created a unique achievement by producing four brothers who represented their country by playing for the Kenyan National Hockey Team. Kenya's team in their match against Pakistan in Nairobi on 20 November 1966 included Amarjeet and his elder brothers  Harvinder and Tajinder. 

He resides in the UK.