Kenya schools' Sinyolo, Kamusinga clinch hockey honours

By By OSCAR PILIPILI: Sunday, September 1st 2013 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Sports


Lira, Uganda: Kenya champions Friends School Kamusinga and Sinyolo extended their supremacy beyond borders by clinching the hockey boys and girls title in Brookside East African Secondary Schools Championships.

Sinyolo dethroned four-time winners Kerugoya following a 1-0 victory in their final match. Gill Okumu scored the winner during the match at Lango College in Lira yesterday.

Kamusinga defeated Maseno 3-1 in a hotly contested boys’ final to bag gold.

In girls play off, St Cecilia Misikhu beat City High of Uganda 2-0 while St Mary’s Kisubi of Uganda beat Kenya’s St Charles Lwanga 1-0 in boys’ category to bag bronze.

In volleyball girls, Kwanthanze are bound to clash with Groupe Scolari Indangaburezi (GSI) of Rwanda in the final.

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Kwanthanze who are national queens beat Lugulu 3-1 (25-15, 25-21, 23-25, 25-23) in a five setter in semis.

Kwanthanze utilised well their height advantage to block Lugulu during the match

By playing in the final, Kwanthanze has made tremendous achievement since they finished fifth overall last year.

Kenyans’ hopes of entering two teams in the final suffered a blow after AIC Kosirai lost 1-3, 16-25, 19-25, 25-20, 14-25) against a refined GSI.

The victory was a clear proof that GSI 3-0 sets win against Lugulu in their last group match the previous day was no fluke.

The Rwandese displayed highly skillful game and Kwanthanze’s technical bench need to work hard to contain them.

GSI is the only team outside Kenya to have lifted the trophy after they won the 2007 edition in Nakuru.

In boys’ category, Malava had little difficult in beating compatriots Hospital Hill 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-14) in their semi-final match.

Malava coach Shadrack Tovoko is optimistic that his team would emerge victorious as he said: “We expected a very tough match but surprisingly Hospital Hill did not offer any resistance,”  he said.

“I’m happy the team has grown to be the eliminator and I’m sure of gold.”

Malava play winner of the semi-finals match between St Mary’s Kitende and St Joseph’s of Rwanda in the final.