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September 21, 2017

Champs Maseno start title defence against Rapogi

St. Mary’s Yala rugby team perform a haka during a past championship.
St. Mary’s Yala rugby team perform a haka during a past championship. /COURTESY
Nyanza region secondary schools rugby 7’s defending champions Maseno start their title defence with a tricky fixture against St Joseph’s Rapogi as the regional Term ‘2A’ games get underway today at Maranda School.
Maseno will be looking to clinch the title having lost the 15’s title to rivals St Mary’s Yala in March. Maseno play against a resurgent Kisii School in their second Pool ‘A’ match while Kisii will entertain Rapogi in another game. Kisii County champions Cardinal Otunga, Mosocho start their campaign in Pool ‘B’ against St Pius Uriri. in the second match, Cardinal Otunga play Nyabondo, who have a date with Uriri in the final group match.
In Pool ‘C’ Homa Bay tackle Chianda from Siaya County before playing Nyambaria from Nyamira County. In another match, Nyambaria face Chianda. Favourites St. Mary’s Yala launch their campaign to reclaim their title against Homa Bay County champions Agoro Sare. The Saints play St Paul’s Gekano from Nyamira in their second match while Agoro Sare will battle Gekano in the other encounter.
According to the Nyanza region Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) secretary general, Tom Odhiambo, the games will be played at Maranda School and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Technology. Boys’ handball champions Itierio play Kanyagwanga, St Mary’s Yala face Oriwo in pool ‘B’ while Pool ‘A’ has Maseno School, Nyagoto, Nyanmbaria and Rang’ala.
Regional netball champions Obambo start their title defence against Kobala as they seek to reclaim the national title. Obambo tackle Kisii County’s Mogonga in their second match before concluding their Pool ‘A’ games against Kadika Girls.
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