Schools: Coast teams prepare for tourneys in Mombasa

Allan Mwandawiro (left) of Aga Khan High School in Mombasa County dribbles the ball against Fadhili Khamis (left) of Mombasa Baptist High School also from Mombasa County during the final basketball match of the Coast Regional Secondary School s Term One Games at Shimo la Tewa High School [FILE PHOTO BY GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD].

Mombasa County Hockey Association has organized a tournament for secondary schools to gauge their preparations ahead of the start of term one games that kicks off next month across the country.

Association’s Secretary Feisal Hussein said the two-day tournament is set for this weekend at Aryans Sports Club, Mombasa.

“The tournament will be played on a league cum basis and teams must comply by paying registration fee of Sh 3,500 and an indemnity form signed by a school teacher on behalf of the school before the team is allowed to play,” said Hussein.

He said the tournament is limited to eight boys and girls teams and confirmation deadline is on Wednesday.

At the same time, the association donated hockey sticks and balls to Kilifi’s Dr Krapf Memorial secondary school to prepare for term one school games.

For basketball, Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa has organized a girls tournament at the school this weekend, according to the vent organized Jimnah Kimani.

The tournament is open to all girls’ school teams in Coast region. Aga Khan Academy are both boys and girls basketball champions in Mombasa County.

They defeated Mama Ngina Girls 42-25 in the final while their male counterparts saw off Mombasa Baptist 74-51 to book their ticket to the Coast region games.

Meanwhile, Shanzu Teachers Training College and Shimo La Tewa High School will host term one clinics for both term one and two games on February 8 and 9.

 Mombasa County Secondary Schools Sports Association Chairman Michael Mwangi urged school principals to facilitate at least one teacher to participate in each discipline.