SCHOOLS: Defending hockey champions Maseno School out as Kisumu Day maintain perfect start

Kisumu Day captain Reagan Meshack (center) in action against Otieno Oyoo.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Nyanza Region and Kisumu County hockey champions Maseno School are out of the 2024 Kisumu County Secondary School Term One games.

Maseno School were knocked out after losing to their arch-rivals Kisumu Day High School 2-0 in a penultimate Group A match staged at the Kisumu Day High School hockey grounds.

The defeat left Maseno third in Group A with four points same as Onjiko High School but were knocked out on goal difference.

Kisumu Day finished top with nine points and 12 goals as Otieno Oyoo finished bottom without a point.

Moses Isigi of Kisumu Day in action against Otieno Oyoo.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

The former champions thrashed Otieno Oyoo 8-0 before edging out Onjiko 2-0.

Speaking after the win, Kisumu Day coach Booker Odhiambo said they are now preparing for the semis.

“I am impressed with the quality of hockey these young boys are playing and now we want to maintain the same tempo in the knock out stages. We are not yet done and now we have to get to the finals,” said Odhiambo.

Kisumu County will take two teams to the regionals courtesy of having a defending champion. Irrespective of Maseno School ouster, Kisumu will still take two teams to the regionals and qualifying to the finals of the hockey boys is crucial for the remaining teams.

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