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Koyonzo are new secondary schools rugby 7's champions

Koyonzo overcame Western region rivals Butula Boys 31-0 to win the tournament in Nakuru

In Summary

•Both teams will represent Kenya at the Federation of East African Secondary School Sports Association (FEASSA) Games in Arusha, Tanzania.

•During the game, Brian Kiptanui scored a try and three conversions while Branton Mrefu, Darrel Omondi, James Asanga and Jackson Sketta scored a try each.

Koyonzo secondary rugby team poses for a photo during the nationals in Nakuru
Koyonzo secondary rugby team poses for a photo during the nationals in Nakuru
Image: ANGWENYI GICHANA

Little-known Koyonzo Secondary School are the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) rugby 7’s champions.

The well-oiled Koyonzo, coached by Eliud Okwemba, annihilated fellow debutants Butula Boys 31-0 to lift their maiden title at Nakuru High School on Sunday afternoon in the Western region derby.

Both teams will represent Kenya at the Federation of East African Secondary School Sports Association (FEASSA) Games in Arusha, Tanzania.

During the game, Brian Kiptanui scored a try and three conversions while Branton Mrefu, Darrel Omondi, James Asanga and Jackson Sketta scored a try each.

“We were the better team because we prepared well. Throughout the competition, we were the best team and winning did not come as a shock to me,” said Okwemba.

A confident Okwemba added: “We are heading to Arusha to win the tournament. I know it will be our first time but we want to win.”

During the western region finals, Koyonzo beat Butula Boys 24-5 to lift the title. Butula Boys bundled out defending champions Upper Hill in the quarters winning 31-5.

Nduru Boys’ fairytale ended in the semis going down 24-7 against Koyonzo. In the other semifinal, Butula Boys defeated Nanyuki High 24-7. Nanyuki High finished third after beating the Kisii County champions Nduru Boys 14-0.

Nduru Boys' scrum half Hiram Ngatia in action during the regionals
Nduru Boys' scrum half Hiram Ngatia in action during the regionals
Image: ANGWENYI GICHANA

Nduru Boys coach and Principal J.J Masime said his team has a bright future.

“This is a young team and I’m very confident they will come back strong next year,” said Masime who lauded his charges for reaching the semifinals.

 

 

Quarter final results;

Ofafa Jericho 0 Nduru Boys 28, Koyonzo 52 Alliance 0, Butula 31 Upper Hill 5, Nanyuki 14 All Saints 0.

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