•Rongo students turned chaotic after the referee disallowed their goal claiming it was scored from an offside position.
•On Tuesday, Ong’ong’a said the winner between Rongo and Kisii will join Kabianga as the second team from the Southern Cluster during the Western Conference playoffs.
The abandoned Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA) Western Conference (southern cluster) football match between Kisii and Rongo Universities will be replayed tomorrow (Friday).
KUSA Western Conference secretary, Abraham Ong’ong’a, said the game will be played behind closed doors.
“We have decided to have the game at a neutral venue and behind closed doors and that is why we don’t want to reveal the venue as of now,” said Ong’ong’a.
The game was abandoned two weeks ago due to crowd trouble at Rongo University. By the time of abandonment, the game was deadlocked at 0-0. Rongo students turned chaotic after the referee disallowed their goal claiming it was scored from an offside position.
On Tuesday, Ong’ong’a said the winner between Rongo and Kisii will join Kabianga as the second team from the Southern Cluster during the Western Conference playoffs.
Kisii University stepped up preparations for the event when they lifted the Kisii School @90 celebrations tournament after beating Nyanza region secondary schools champions Agoro Sare 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw regulation time.
At the same time, Ong’ong’a hailed standards exhibited during last weekend’s games at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST).
“I’m happy with the standards. It was a very competitive event and we look forward to more events,” said Ong’ong’a.
During the two-day championship, Kisii University bagged the men’s 3x3 basketball title after a narrow 13-11 win over Maseno while (Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology ) MMUST edged Kisii 7-3 to win the women’s title.
MMUST retained the overall track and field title after garnering 229 points. Kibabii University finished second with 191 while Maseno were third with 173 points.
MMUST topped the women’s tug of war with nine points, beating Rongo to second place with six points while Maseno settled for third place with three. Rongo emerged winner in the men’s category.
Kisii continued with their dominance in men’s darts while MMUST retained the women’s title.
KUSA Western Conference action moves to Rongo University on February 10 and 11 for men's volleyball, women's handball women's and men’s soccer playoffs.