Former netball girls’ champions Obambo Mixed Secondary School were the first to book their slot in the semi-finals after winning two of their preliminary matches of the National Term 2B Games played at the Shanzu Teachers College Grounds, Mombasa yesterday.
Obambo, three times champions under coach Eddy Omondi, extended their good streak with a 31-26 win over reigning champions Kaya Tiwi in a tough encounter with a match at hand. Kaya Tiwi were the dominant in the first and second quarters of the play leading 8-5 and 16-14 but their chances were ruined in the second half when Omondi’s charges took charge to the final whistle.
Obambo won the first match of Group A 48-14 against St Dorcas before the giant-killing act over Kaya Tiwi to remain favourites. Mukuya Secondary School and Cheptil have not showcased impressing performance likely to outshine the two teams in Group A.
“We are determined to clinch the title this round, as you know we lost to our opponents in the finals in the 2016 season and we would not want to lose again this time. We have won the trophy three years in a row and we are not relenting this time,” said Omondi.
In handball girls’ category defending champions Moi Girls Kamusinga and St Francis Cheptarit also sailed through to the finals after winning two of their first matches against Utithi and Wajir Girls respectively.
Kamusinga won by 30-28 on Tuesday before winning the second match 60-2 points against Wajir Girls while Cheptarit won the first match by 52-0 against Wajir girls before sealing their six clear points by 24-18 against Utithi from Eastern.