St Mary's School Yala rule Siaya County games ahead of semis

Samson Baya of St Mary's Yala (right) in action against Nyabera during Siaya County games.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

St Mary’s School Yala continued with their dominance at the Siaya County Secondary School Term two games that will end on Saturday at Chianda High School after booking semi-final spots in football, rugby and racket games.

Yala football team commonly known as ‘The Black Saints’ maintained a 100 percent record since the start of the Term two games by stretching their unbeaten run to 12 matches.

Victor Otieno of St Mary's Yala in action against Nyabera during Siaya County games.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Yala qualified for the semi-finals after edging out Nyang’oma and Nyabera with an identical 2-0 score line on Friday to top Group B with nine points.

Samson Baya and Ibrahim Okola scored in the 2-0 win over Nyabera while Herman Ochieng and Davin Charles netted in the win against Nyang’oma. On Thursday, Yala had kicked off the games with another 2-0 victory over Sirembe.

Samson Baya of St Mary's Yala (left) in action against Nyabera during Siaya County games.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Speaking ahead of the semis today, Yala coach Keith Bunyoli said they are taking it a game at a time but dreams of not only making it to the regional but also nationals.

“It’s a better team compared to last year. We have been building slowly by slowly and now we have something cooking. It is still very early and we are not yet where we want to be since we are still in the building process.

“However, the boys are playing well and now we shift our eyes and target to the semis and finals,” said Bunyoli.

St Mary's Yala captain Davin Charles. [Washington Onyango,Standard]

In rugby sevens, Yala will face off against Ambira in the semi-finals after mixed results in their preliminary matches. After starting the games with a 27-0 win over Bondo Township, Yala lost to Chianda High School 14-7 before thrashing Sirembe 55-0 to make it to the last four.

Ambira made it to the semis after seeing off Barding and Ugenya 19-0 and 17-0 respectively. They however lost to Sawagongo 10-0 in Group B.

Victor Otieno of St Mary's Yala in action against Nyabera during Siaya County games.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

In the other semifinals, Group A leaders Chianda will face off against Sawagongo.

In rugby girls, Sidindi will play Usinda in the semis while Nyamira Girls face off against Nyakongo.

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