Sandra Wekesa and Charles Thuku @PeopleSports11
Dagoretti High School new Principal Peter Orero said he has discovered inherent sporting talent at the institution which needs to be exploited to the maximum for the players to realise their full potential.
Orero hinted that the school was highly talented in drama, basketball and football and that he will strive to use his vast managerial skills to help the school go placing both in regional and national level. “What I saw is amazing talent which needs to be tapped and it is encouraging to note that players are willing to learn and can only get better,” said Orero.
Orero, who was initially at Upper Hill where he led them to several silverware especially in basketball, turned an instant hero at his new station of work at Dagoretti when he spearheaded them to a 58-51 win over the former in the nail-biting Kenya Secondary Schools Association (KSSSA) national regional basketball final at Nairobi School at the weekend.
Apparently averse with Upper Hill’s bag of tricks for the simple reason that he was a long serving steward at the school, Orero gave Dagoretti useful pep talk which saw them prevail over the former national champions to the surprise of many during the final.
Orero, who is also the KSSSA Chairman, underscored the need of Dagoretti putting up structures to maintain the performance and also reiterated the importance of the school being exposed to various leagues to get the desired results.
He also pointed out that good planning was the major contributory factor of Dagoretti’s breakthrough coupled with the advantage of exposing the sports teachers who are involved in sports through training.
“The teams also went to camp for two months and I guess this is why the players were capable of giving their all and most importantly following the instructions of coaches,” said Orero.