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Friday, July 28, 2017

St. Patrick’s and Cheptil drawn in same pool in Mau

Cheptil’s Julius Sang spikes past Hospital Hill’s Koech Kipkurui and Isaiah Koech /FILE
Cheptil’s Julius Sang spikes past Hospital Hill’s Koech Kipkurui and Isaiah Koech /FILE

Former volleyball champions Cheptil Boys and St. Patricks Iten have been drawn in the same pool in the Mau regional secondary schools Term 2B games which get underway today at Maasia Girls in Narok.

St. Patrick, Iten, 17-time national winners from Elgeyo Marakwet and Cheptil (Nandi County), the 2011 champions have been grouped in Pool ‘B’ alongside Tuiyo (Uasin Gishu) and Kamermeru (Narok) in the event which ends on Friday. The first pool drew Elburgon PCEA (Nakuru), Londiani (Kericho), Chebilat (Bomet) and Kapkewa of Baringo.

National volleyball defending champions AIC Kosirai Girls (Nandi) will be seeking to extend their reign of Mau Region’s volleyball when they serve off against Koptega (Elgeyo Marakwet). AIC Kosirai beat Cheptil, former regional holders in the county finals to advance. Richard Soi, AIC Kosirai’s tactician noted that the region has great teams and he expects the competition to be high.

“The competition is going to be tough but I believe my team will play well and win the ticket to the nationals to defend the title we won last year in Machakos,” said Soi.

On the other hand, Baringo’s Pemwai face Eor Ekule of Narok in Pool ‘B’ preliminaries. Kaboson (Bomet), Kororet (Uasin Gishu), St. Joseph Kiradich (Nakuru) and Kipkelion Girls meet in Group ‘A’ matches. Defending champions Simotwo Boys from Elgeyo Marakwet have been grouped together with Narok’s Olasiti, Baringo’s Kabarnet and Umoja (Uasin Gishu) in pool ‘A’.

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