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Kenya dominates East Africa School games

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Kakamega High School performing the Haka after winning the East African School Games. PHOTO/Elvince Joshua.
Kakamega High School performing the Haka after winning the East African School Games. PHOTO/Elvince Joshua.

ELDORET, Kenya, Sep 2 – Kenyan Schools have so far dominated the ongoing Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA) with six gold medals claimed in the ball games.

Kosirai won the first gold for Kenya when they beat compatriots Soweto in the girls volleyball final to pave way for Kakamega, Kirugoya and Kamusinga who all lifted the rugby 15s, girls hockey and handball respectively.

Kenya also kept her target of reclaiming all regional Volleyball titles from Rwanda after Malava booked a final berth with a yet to be determined opponent between Rwandan duo of Rusumo and Apapen whose other semi final match was  called off following a heavy downpour in Eldoret.

This was after Kenya swept the podium  in the girls category after Lugulu Girls beat AGS Rwanda 3-2 ( 23-25,25-11,24-26, 25-12, 15-11) for third place to join new champions Kosirai who beat Soweto 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-16, 25-15) in the all Kenyan final.

Malava got a sweet revenge over Cheptil who beat them for the national title when they thrashed the reigning national champions 3-1(19:25 26:24 25:19 25:23) to be crowned the new regional kings.

Last year, host Rwanda denied Kenya the titles and it was a sweet revenge time for the East Africa Volleyball powerhouse to extend their dominance in school, club and national level by sending some signal on these youth competition.

-Kakamega high 15s champs-

Meanwhile, Kakamega High beat Hanna 15-9 to lift rugby 15s while Namilyango finished third thanks to 19-10 triumph over Bungoma.

Kimilili and Kamusinga were also crowned champions in the boys and girls handball with another Kenyan side Kirugoya claiming the girls hockey title.

Friends School Kamusinga beat Mbogo 26-16 in the girls final while Kimilili squeezed a 30-20 goals past St. Peters. Kerugoya pumped five goals to nothing against Kakungulu in the girls hockey final while St. Antony overpowered Ntare from Uganda with a 6-0 thrashing in the boys final.

Football

Home side Barding will have a tough final when they meet defending champions Kitende of Uganda in the boys football final.

Barding, who lost to national champions Kaiser Hill in a penalty shootout in Kisumu last month, eliminated another Ugandan side Kibuli by a solitary goal in the semis to book a final berth with Kitende who ended the good run of debutant Bukembe of Kenya with a 2-0 win in the other semis.

Collated finals results

Rugby 15s

Final: Kakamega vs Hanna 15-9

playoff: Namilyango vs Bungoma 19-10

Hockey:-

Boys: St. Antony Vs Ntare(UG) 6-0

Girls: Kerugoya Vs Kakungulu 5-0

Handball

Finals

Girls: Kamusinga vs  mbogo 26-16

Boys: Kimilili vs St. Peter 30-20

Play offs

Girls: Sega vs Hanika 26-18

Boys: Kibuli Vs Kigoma 27-21

Volleyball girls :

Final: Kosirai vs Soweto 3-1(25:22,22:25,25:16,25:16)

Play off:

Lugulu vs Indangaburezi 3-2 (23:25,25:11,24:26,25:11,15:10)

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