All is set as Eldoret hosts the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Region 3 ball games scheduled for tomorrow and Sunday, at Hill School.
Officials said yesterday that the medical students from zone 5 and 6 – the North Rift and Western regions respectively will be facing off in thrilling ball games for the first since 2019 when the last matches were played.
Seventeen campuses from the region will be eying top places as they aim to represent the Western and Rift Valley zones in this year’s KMTC national ball games.
Zone 5 (North Rift) will be represented by teams comprising Eldoret, Kitale, Kapenguria, Mosoriot, Kabarnet, Kaptumo, Iten, Lodwar and Chemolingot campuses.
Their Zone 6 counterparts are expected to field strong teams from Busia, Chwele, Kakamega, Teso, Webuye, Vihiga, Bungoma and Lugari for the ball games expected to be exhilarating.
Webuye campus will be facing Mosoriot as Webuye takes on Kaptumo in the men’s soccer opening matches tomorrow.
Busia will clash with Webuye, with Kaptumo facing their neighbours Mosoriot the same day.
On Sunday, Webuye Mosoriot will battle for crucial points – a day that will see Busia and Kaptumo clash in the final football match.
In women’s football, Webuye of Zone 6 will play against Iten (Zone 5) as Lugari takes on Kaptumo, with Kaptumo versus Iten Webuye vs Lugari matches highlighting day one.
Webuye and Kaptumo as well as Lugari versus matches will be the highlight of day two.
A tough contest is also expected in Volleyball as four teams from the two zones - Mosoriot and Kaptumo from North Rift and Western’s Bungoma and Webuye assemble their arsenals with an intention of beating whoever will blink first.
Kapenguria, Webuye, Kaptumo and Bungoma will fight for women’s volleyball bragging rights in the showpiece.
And in basketball, Kakamega will be seeking to bag scores as they play Kabarnet as Webuye face hosts Eldoret, tomorrow. On the same day, Western campuses – Kakamega and Webuye will meet to settle basketball scores.
“We are ready to host the 17 campuses from Zone 5 and Zone 6 at the Hill School Eldoret. Teams are yearning to play at the regional level because we hosted our last ball games in 2019,” Calvin Kipsaina, the coordinator of the KMTC regional extravaganza told Standard Sport yesterday.
He added: “We hope to form a strong team that will represent the region well at the nationals.”
Kipsaina, who is the Eldoret campus sports coordinator, said KMTC teams were well prepared for the weekend regional showdown.