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St. Anthony shoot Commandos down

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Waa High School's Salim Chilole during the Airtel Rising Stars action on Friday, July 10. PHOTO/Courtesy

Waa High School’s Salim Chilole during the Airtel Rising Stars action on Friday, July 10. PHOTO/Courtesy

MACHAKOS, July 27- The reign of Kakamega High School ‘Green Commandos’ as national secondary school champions came to a premature end when they lost a replayed regional final to bitter rivals St. Anthony Kitale on Monday in Machakos.

Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association’s National Executive ordered the replay after the two sides who originally met in the Nzoia Region final in Busia on July 11 saw their decider abandoned with the Green Commandos leading 1-0.

Eric Ouma had put the Airtel Rising Stars national titleholders ahead in the 75th minute of a tempestuous clash before fan trouble led to the aborting of the match.

St Anthony’s ‘Solidarity Boys’ will now carry the Nzoia flag in the nationals that start in the same venue of Machakos Tuesday with Steve Mweni striking with only five minutes on the clock to deliver the mortal blow to the champions with his rasping shot finding the target.

The winners now slot into Pool A with Kisumu Day, Kathungi and Garissa High while Pool B has Laiser Hill, Waa, Passenga and Simotwo.

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