Kakamega, Kapenguria & St. Brigids retain trophies
Kakamega high school thrashed Bungoma high 12-6 to bank the Nzoia regional Rugby 15ns Trophy as Both teams qualified to represent the region in this year’s Natianals.
The team on Thursday got the green light to represent Kakamega county after an out of court agreement with St. Peter’s Mumias who had accused them of fielding ineligible players.
St Peter’s Mumias principal Godfrey Owori had filed the petition challenging eligibility of some members of the team which saw Kakamega High temporarily stopped from participating in the games.
In the county finals Kakamega High beat St. Peter’s 5-3 to sail on to the regional crown.
Kapenguria defended its Basket ball boys trophy humiliating Busia county Representatives Sigalame 63-50.
It was a repeat of champions retaining their trophy as St. Brigids girls knocked out their rivals Tigoi girls 54-45 to reclaim the trophy.
The two teams are however expected to renew their conflict during the nationals after qualifying to represent the region.
A new champion was registered in hockey girl’s competition after the former national champions Trans Nzoia Mixed was knocked out By Misikhu girls in quarters.
Tigoi eliminated Misikhu girls 2-1 in the finals as both teams booked for a slot in the nationals.
Trans Nzoia mixed finished third defeating Busia county giants Moding.
The trend of giant’s elimination proceeded to hockey boys where the former national champions St. Anthony Kitale were given a 2-0 beating by the hosts Kamusinga in the quarter finals.
Kolanya needed a 1-0 win against Kakamega in the other quarter to qualify for the finals hence the nationals but were denied the trophy by Kamusinga after being smashed 1-0.
St. Anthony finished third after smuggling out Kakamega in the third place encounter.
The nationals will also take place at the same venue with the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association chair Ngetich Kimutai set to inspect its facilities.
Speeking during the conclusion of Nzoia regional games Kimutai said he will be back to Kamusinga next week to assess the progress of the preparations for the event to be held from April 8-17 even as Nzoia region officials say the arrangements are complete.
Kimutai said it is procedural for KSSSA officials to tour the host venue not only to inspect but share preparation tips with the hosts.
KSSSA Nzoia regional secretary Robert Mukhwana said a recent visit to the school left no doubt about their preparations.
Mukhwana said Kamusinga, which is among the schools elevated recently to national status, has capacity to host the championships as they have most facilities required.