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As Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang’i released 2017 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results on Wednesday, the best students feted among them were one Rapogi Secondary School rugby maniac George Otieno Oballah (pictured) who scored an A-.
In this year’s Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA), Oballah excelled in the Sevens rugby competition regionally and nationally as he went on to emerge as the best Nyanza region kicker besides showing excellent skills in sidestepping not only regionally but even nationally where he was a menace to the opponents in creating scoring try opportunities for his side.
After receiving his KCSE results, excited Oballah said he wants to excel in both sports and academic where he want to join a course mechanic engineering hoping to be the best mechanical engineer this country has ever produced.
“I must say it is a great feeling to score an A- considering the fact that I had to balance between sports and studies. It reached a point that my parents were totally against me playing rugby because my grades had started to go down, so I must say that I’m happy with myself,” the A- excited George Otieno Oballah told People Sports adding, “I have always wanted to be a mechanial engineer so that’s what I want to pursue and become one of the best engineers around,” “About rugby, I must say that I’m not giving it up anytime soon.
Rugby has been my passion and driving force throughout my entire four year high school course. My coach Mokua, my team-mates and most importantly my captain Leon Nyang all made me achieve what I have achieved today.
Without them I wouldn’t have gotten to the nationals this year and I wouldn’t have been selected for the under 19 National team. So rugby has helped me achieve most of my dreams and yes I will definitely continue playing rugby when I join Campus,” said Oballah who’s hoping to get scholarship from University of Nairobi or Strathmore University to further his studies.
Geraldine Omollo, a very talented rugby young girl who captained Asumbi Girls during this year’s sevens competition also did well as she scored a C+ while Kanga High School’s Brian Ongiri Okundi who emerged top six in the country with an A- was also outstanding in rugby.