• Mabunge are in Pool 'A' alongside giant killers Mwitoti, former giant killers before they went into oblivion Bukembe from Bungoma County and Chavakali from Vihiga.
• The regional games will kick off on Thursday with Busia County champions Mabunge opening the three-day football bonanza against Mwitoti starting 1:00 pm.
Mabunge FC and St Mathias Busia Boys will carry the hopes of Busia County in the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association Regional Games that will kick off in Mumias starting Thursday this week.
Mabunge booked a ticket for the Regional Games after beating newcomers St Mathias Busia Boys 2-1 in the final. They had earlier scored a big upset, beating hosts and regular campaigners Butula National School 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in regulation time.
The county games, hosted by Butula, saw newcomers St Mathias also secure a slot for the regional games. Mabunge were runners up in their group behind Achia Echakara Kamuriai while St Mathias also finished second in their group, which was won by Butula.
Apart from Butula, the pre-tournament favourites, other favourites who failed to live up to their billing include St Pauls Amukura High School (SPAHS), who finished fifth. Kolanya Boys failed at the Sub County level after being eliminatedby Kamuriai.
This year's regional games were characterised by surprises with giants given rude shock, among them Kakamega Green Commandoes which was shown the door by Mwitoti. The same was replicated in Nyanza with Onjiko Secondary under former Sigalame Principal Joseph eliminating Maseno.
Mabunge are in Pool 'A' alongside giant killers Mwitoti, former giant killers before they went into oblivion Bukembe from Bungoma County and Chavakali from Vihiga.
The regional games will kick off on Thursday with Busia County champions Mabunge opening the three-day football bonanza against Mwitoti starting 1:00 pm.
St Mathias are in Pool 'B' alongside runners-up from Kakamega County, Shanderema, Vihiga champions, Ebwali and Bungoma champions Lukhuna.
Football Kenya Federation Busia Branch chairman, Hillary Musundi has wished the two Busia flag-bearers the best of luck as they seek tickets to the national games.