Schools: Mogonga win opener

By Elizabeth Mburugu: Sunday, August 18th 2019 at 11:10 GMT +3 | Volleyball and Handball
Mogonga PAG Secondary School’s Enock Kiptum Play against Mbogo Mixed of Uganda during Federation of East African Secondary Schools Sports games at Tanzanian Game Track, Arusha, Tanzania on Saturday Aug 17, 2019. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

National Boys Mogonga PAG announced their arrival onto the East Africa scene with a win against Uganda’s Mbogo Mixed as the 2019 games entered Day Two TGT grounds.

Mogonga, who are looking to end Kenya’s two-year wait, took the first set 25-22. They were solid in the second set taking it 25-14 before winning in 28-26 in a tightly contested third set. 

Lelmokwo Secondary School were, however, not lucky as they went down 3-2 (25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 19-25, 16-14) to Tanzania’s Twangoma.

In football, national champions St Anthony’s Kitale  beat Lindi Secondary School 4-0 in their opening Group A match. 

A hat-trick from skipper Tyson Kapchanga and a shot from Daniel Odhiambo gave the 2002 East Africa champions the resounding victory on their return to the regional games after missing out on last year’s championship in Musanze, Rwanda.

Odhiambo missed a second half penalty as his shot hit the cross bar. St Anthony’s coach coach Peter Mayoyo praised his charges for the impressive start, but admitted they can still do better.

Get the latest sports news updates. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting 'SPORTS' to 22840.

“We should have had more goals because we controlled the game from the onset, but we are yet to reach our level. We want to improve with every match ,” Mayoyo said.

For More of This and Other Sports Stories Subscribe to the Standard Epaper