Schools: Champions put on hold as school games start in Mombasa

Champs start on wrong footing

Joy Kinglady (left) of Nyakach Girls High School attempts to clear the ball against Vanzier Awuor (right) of Utithi Girls High School in one of the girls soccer match as the Kenya Secondary Schools Term Two A national games got underway at the Shanzu Teachers Training College, June 06, 2017. Nyakach won 5-0. [PHOTO BY GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD].

St Anthony’s and Wiyeta drop points in opening football matches.

Last year’s winners, given a chance, would have wished for a better start in this year’s Copa Coca Cola national secondary schools Term Two A games.

Enjoying the champion’s tag, the two were other teams’ targets. They were the teams to beat. So, when former national champions Kakamega High School took to the field yesterday at Shanzu Teachers Training College for their match against St Anthony’s, they had done their homework well.

At the final whistle, Kakamega got what they wanted, almost. The game ended 0-0. But in all honesty, the final result was not a true reflection of how close the match was. Trully, St Anthony’s were the better side.

Granted, Kakamega also conjured up a few passes, but it’s the champions who came close to breaking parity.

Coached by Peter Mayoyo, the champions were stoic in their defence; which was enduring, their midfield fluid, but their blunt striking force was their main undoing. Ahmed Swabri and Lukas Maina could not muster the scoring act as most of their balls went begging. Kakamega were not any different, even though Evans Odhiambo and Ezra Wafula came close.

“I hope to improve in the second match. Fatigue affected my boys, but I must accept that our midfield collapsed especially in the second half,” said Mayoyo.

Kakamega coach Felix Lihanda said they were the better side, but could not translate their opportunities to goals.

“We gave our best, but lady luck did not smile on us,” he said.

In another boys match, Coast representatives Ramisi squeezed a 1-0 win over Garissa High School with Abdallah Mikidadi scoring the all important goal in the 15th minute.

In girls football, title holders Wiyeta drew 2-2 with Kwale Girls High School at Shimo La Tewa High School.

Monica Etot and Gentrix Shikangwa scored for Wiyeta, while Mila Omondi and Catherine Aringo replied for the Coast girls.

In another girls match, Nyakach proved they are set to wrest the title from Wiyeta after they defeated a hapless Utithi 5-0 in a one-sided match at the Shanzu grounds.

Sylvia Nabwire required just two minutes to land Nyakach’s first goal, Faith Brenda added the second two minutes later.

Nyakach had tasted blood and went for the kill. Even before Utithi could reorganise themselves, Landline Aoko struck for the third goal in the sixth minute. With that, the game was out of Utithi’s hand.

Meanwhile, rugby and athletics start tomorrow at Shimo La Tewa and Mbaraki Sports Club.

 

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
Cash crisis cripples Nairobi Water women outing

A financial crisis has forced national women’s handball champions, Nairobi Water, to miss the 2017 Africa Club Championship set for Tunisia next week.

KPL: Tusker beat Nakumatt

Boniface Muchiri came off the bench to score the winner as deposed Tusker beat Nakumatt 1-0 in yesterday’s Kenyan Premier League match at Ruaraka grounds.

Boxing: Police issue warrant of arrest

Despite brimming with on-form boxers, Kenya Police will leave no chances in their bid to retain the National Boxing League title.

UEFA Champions League collated results

Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a Champions League thriller against Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus all won.

What Silva said to De Bruyne in heated exchange during Napoli clash

As they sit at both the top of the Premier League and Champions League while scoring goals for fun, things look pretty good for Manchester City right now.

Southampton target Barcelona’s Paco Alcacer

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino has already held talks with the Spanish giants about signing Alcacer in January 2018.

More Stories
Lucky Kenyan wins SportPesa midweek jackpot

One Mr. Alfred Kwendo, father of two girls is the latest SportPesa millionaire in town.

I will keep clean sheets for the late Vinny, vows Origi

Kenya international goal keeper Arnold Otieno Origi honored his befallen compatriot Vincent ‘vinny’ Ochieng by keeping a clean sheet during a league match in the Eliteserien on Sunday, Norway.

Car Racing: 72-year-old Kenyan granny racing for an honorable cause

The busy pit stops; smell of the burning rubber; the explosive fiery-spit from the racing engine create a tense unsettling atmosphere.

Rallying: Battle lines shaping up ahead of East Africa marathon motor competition

Speed merchant nicknamed 'Flash' signs up for KQ Safari Classic.

Betting firm SportPesa launches campaign to propel sports in Kenya

Kenya’s sporting legends have lauded the new campaigned dubbed ‘Tujiamini’ by betting company SportPesa.

Chess training to be conducted in Nairobi

Chess Kenya will conduct training sessions at Moi Nairobi Girls this weekend. According to Shem Vilembwa, the Chess Kenya executive in charge of schools, more than 100 girls will attend the session.

SporPesa launches campaign to propel sports in Kenya

Intention is to propel all sports disciplines to world stage

PSG's Neymar Jr visits sick fan suffering from rare disease

Neymar made a heartwarming visit to Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome sufferer Ana Clara between Brazil's international games.

Four simple exercises you can do at home

No weights, gym and most importantly no equipment. And without all these one might ask whether a decent workout is possible.

Scrabble: Mwangi wins Division A scrabble tournament

Nakuru’s Willy Mwangi won the Division A of Kisumu National Scrabble tournament in the Maths and English Word Mastery and mind games contest that was staged at the Royal City, Nyamasaria, over the weekend.