Nandi football and volleyball men’s teams started the Kenya Youth Inter-County Sports Association (KYISA) games on a high notch after registering wins. The Nandi volleyball men’s team defeated the Nakuru County team in 3 straight sets (25-21, 25-13 and 25-17) respectively while women’s volleyball team lost to Nakuru county 3-2 in a tight game. The volleyball men’s team head coach Richard soi expressed his delight with the win, although he admitted Nakuru were much better in the first set in terms of quality.
In football, the Nandi men’s team emerged victorious after beating Makueni 3-0. The first goal was scored by striker Peter Majanga at 18th minute while the other goals were scored by Barnabas Tanui and Edwin Barasa. The home team’s defence proved a tough nut to crack as the Makueni team tried to find a way through in the last stages of the game.
The games are on till Saturday in Nandi County and the venues include Kapsabet Showground, University of Eastern Africa-Baraton, Kapsabet Boys High School and the Nandi Hills Stadium. On Monday, the County Governor Stephen Sang officially opened the games and urged the participants to showcase their talents. He said sports can be used to help the youths establish a successful path in life and this shouldn’t be left to employment alone. Nandi Sports, Youth CEC Elly Kurgat, who had accompanied the Governor, said everything is going on well, as planned, and that the County government expects good results from the teams representing the County.