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SCHOOLS: Nyakach Girls shine in Kisumu County rugby sevens

 Nyakach Girls (R) in action against Ojola. [Washington Onyango,Standard]

Nyakach Girls High School displayed belief and never die spirit after coming from 10-0 down to hammer Ojola 32-10 and win the 2024 2024 Kisumu County Secondary School rugby sevens girls title at Maseno School on Saturday.

Koru Girls finished third.

 Nyakach Girls (C) in action against Ojola. [Washington Onyango,Standard]

Nyakach Girls saw off Lions High School 5-0 and Sinyolo Girls 34-0 in their preliminaries.

Meanwhile, Maseno were crowned champions on Saturday after narrowly edging out Otieno Oyoo High School 7-0 in a tight-physical match played at the Maseno rugby grounds.

 Nyakach Girls in action against Ojola (C). [Washington Onyango,Standard]

The match attended by thousands of fans majority made up of students saw the first half end tied at 0-0 after push and pull from both sides.

Hugely a game of kicking for territory, line out set pieces and scrums, Maseno School broke the deadlock two minutes from the final hooter after scrum half Fidel Patrick caught the Otieno Oyoo defense napping off a scrum to score between the posts after quick thinking.

 Nyakach Girls (L) in action against Ojola. [Washington Onyango,Standard]

Winston Ngulu converted the try for a 7-0 lead, a score they defended until the sound of the hooter as they retained their Kisumu County rugby sevens title.

Despite the defeat, both Maseno School and Otieno Oyoo have qualified for the Nyanza Region finals slated to be played in Kisii.

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