Schools: St Joseph’s Kibwezi in search of happy ending
St Joseph’s Girls Secondary School Kibwezi are on a mission to retain their regional hockey title.
The Makueni County students launch their defence today, when the Eastern Region Secondary Schools Term One Games begin at Kangaru School, Embu.
Hosts Kangaru will also be out to defend their rugby 15s and basketball titles, while Meru School and Kirigara will defend the boys’ hockey and girls’ basketball titles respectively.
St Joseph’s, who finished fifth in last year’s national games, are determined to impress this year. Exuding confidence, coach Gabriel Ndunga said after they accomplish their mission at the regionals, they will focus on securing a ticket to the East Africa games.
“Without a doubt, we will retain the regional title. Our aim is to play at the East Africa games and my girls are determined to achieve that goal,” Ndunga said.
They are in Group D together with Embu champions Gategi, Tala and Waita Girls. Last year’s finalists, Moi Marsabit, who lost to St Joseph’s 3-0 in the final, are in Group C alongside Kiundwani of Machakos, Barazani of Makueni and Kianjuki of Embu.
Group A has Kibirichia (Meru), Muthambi Girls (Tharaka Nithi) and St Ann’s Kiriari of Embu. [Elizabeth Mburugu]