Wareng High School will be making a return to the Rift Valley Secondary School Sports Association (RFSSSA) regional games, after a two-year haitus, following their narrow 1-0 victory over Uasin Gishu High School at Hills School Grounds over the weekend.
A solitary goal in the second half from Daniel Kogo saw Wareng crowned Uasin Gishu County champions in a pulsating final and they will now represent the county in the forthcoming regional games.
An excited Wareng coach Jafan Koech exuded confidence in his boys whose last appearance at the regional was in 2015 in which they were eliminated at the semi-finals. “The regional championship is much tougher than it was in 2015 but I believe my charges will be equal to the challenge even as we continue to fix a few of the mistakes we have learnt from this stage,” said Koech.
In girls’ football Plateau Girls had an easy ride at the finals as they conquered RCEA Kuinet 6-0 to be crowned county champions and advance to the regionals. In Rugby sevens St Michael Kipsombe stamped dominance after trashing Arsenens 17-12 at the finals in a duel the losers played under protest.
Arsenens have since lodged an official complaint in which they accuse their opponents of fielding an ineligible player and the case will be determined before the regional games in a fortnight.
Following the restructuring of the KSSSA games, the Rift Valley region enlist at least 14 counties which will converge at Hills School for the regionals ahead of the national games slated for July 20-29.
In other counties, little known Kabula Boys will represent Bungoma County during Western region games after edging out Bukembe Boys at the finals. National volleyball girls’ title record-holders Lugulu bagged county bragging rights after stunning Siumba straight sets (3-0) at the finals while Namwela Boys clinched the volleyball boys’ title.
In Vihiga County, Mudavadi Girls and Vihiga Boys were crowned volleyball champions after beating Vokoli Girls and Chavakali Boys respectively at the finals. Mudavadi grabbed another feat after winning girls’ football while Chavakali made amends in boys’ football final to edge out rookies Ebwali Boys’ and book a berth at the regional showdown.
In Busia County, national volleyball regulars Butula Boys had no peers as they easily retained their county title against Sigalame while Kolanya Girls won girls. Kamuriai and St Joseph’s Chakol will represent Busia in football boys and girls respectively. Only winning teams in each discipline will proceed to the regional games.
The national championships will be held at Hills Schools in Eldoret next month to select teams that will represent the country at the East Africa School games later in August.