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Maseno retain Nyanza rugby sevens crown

Maseno School are once again the rugby sevens champions in Nyanza Region Secondary School Sports Association (NRSSSA) after beating Yala 19-5 in an entertaining final staged at Kisii School on Friday to lift the trophy for the second-year running while five-time netball champions Obambo Girls were dethroned in the semis by Nyakach Girls.

Maseno playing in the finals at Kisii School, were outstanding, scoring three tries and two conversions and only conceding one try to silence Yala.

Richel Wangila gave Maseno the opening try before John Baraka added the second. Elijah Pascal wrapped the show with a third try with Wangila coming good with two conversions for the comprehensive results, leaving Maseno coach Stephen Oluoch dreaming for national and East Africa games.

“My target was to win the region and I am so excited to see this achieved,” delirious coach Stephen Oluoch told People Daily Wikendi.

Touching on his players whole performance in the championship, coach Oluoch lauded his playing unit, singling out on his youngster Reagan Juma Onyango for an above average performance.

“Reagan, (Juma Onyango) is in Form Three and was not used that much in the opening matches but I couldn’t believe when he came in for injured, jumper Salimin Odongo against Thur Dibuoro and performed beyond my expectations.

He was a dominant force, contributing to the 56-0 win in the match and picked from there, proving himself in the semis and finals as well, helping us retain our trophy, he’s a star in the making,” said coach Oluoch. 

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