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Nyanza champs Kisumu Day record mixed results as nationals start

In the girls' category, seven-time champions Wiyeta declared their intention to reclaim their title with a 10-0 win over St John’s Kaloleni.

In Summary

•In the opening game, Kisumu Day came from a goal down to beat Serani 3-1 before succumbing to a 2-0 loss against Rift Valley’s giant killers Kabarnet Boys.

•Nairobi’s Highway also had a flying start walloping Bute 7-0 in the first match. In another game, Serani beat Olbolsat 1-0.

 

Brian Omondi of Kisumu Day in action against Agoro Sare during the Nyanza region finals
Brian Omondi of Kisumu Day in action against Agoro Sare during the Nyanza region finals
Image: ANGWENYI GICHANA

Nyanza soccer champions Kisumu Day recorded mixed results as the National Secondary Schools Term Two Games kicked off in Nakuru on Friday.

In the opening game, Kisumu Day came from a goal down to beat Serani 3-1 before succumbing to a 2-0 loss against Rift Valley’s giant killers Kabarnet Boys. Kisumu Day’s fate will now be determined in the last pool game against Lake Olbolsat.

Ebwali became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals after recording two emphatic wins. They started their campaign by thrashing Mbooni 5-1 and walloped Bute 7-0 in the second match.

Nairobi’s Highway also had a flying start, walloping Bute 7-0 in the first match. In another game, Serani beat Olbolsat 1-0.

In the girls' category, seven-time champions Wiyeta declared their intention to reclaim their title with a 10-0 win over St John’s Kaloleni. Nyanza’s representatives Kobala played to a 1-1 draw against Mwira while Itigo defeated Kibauni 3-0.

Boys’ basketball defending champions Laiser Hill School booked a place in the last eight after recording two wins. Laiser Hill beat Lukenya Academy 84-36 in the first game and saw off Pioneer School 88-30 in their second match.

Onjiko High thrashed Wajir High 116-6 on their debut but lost 70-45 against Dagoretti High in the second game. Dr. Aggrey also sailed to the quarters following wins against Lukenya and Pioneer.

In the opening game, Dr. Aggrey beat Pioneer 81-34 and saw off Lukenya 67-30 in the second match.

In boys’ hockey, St Anthony’s edged Kisumu Day 2-0 in the tournament’s first game. However, Kisumu Day recovered from the loss to thrash Mangu High 5-0.

Mangu was eliminated from the competition after losing their second game 4-0 against Friends School, Kamusinga, who played to a barren draw against St Anthony in the second game.

Kisumu Day will face Kamusinga in a game that will determine their fate on Saturday. Kisumu Day coach Booker Odhiambo said: “It will be a do-or-die game for my boys.”

In the girls' hockey, Nyamira, coached by Eliakim Obondo qualified to the quarters after recording wins in their two games played on Friday. They upset Trans Nzoia mixed 2-1 before beating Matuga Girls  5-1 in the second game.

Nyamira Girls coach Eliakim Obondo
Nyamira Girls coach Eliakim Obondo
Image: ANGWENYI GICHANA

In the girl’s category, Simisi upset Dagoretti Mixed 28-21 with Kamusinga walloping Hon Amin 55-03. Kakrao from Migori humbled Nyanthuna 46-09 on their debut while St Joseph’s had a 41-12 win over Dungicha.

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