Nyanchwa to avoid Kisii in preliminaries
Sporting giants in Kisii can now breathe a sigh of relief after they avoided meeting each other early in the County’s Term One School games to take place at Kisii School and Cardinal Otunga (athletics) between March 4 and 7.
Kisii County Secondary Schools Sports Association (KCSSSA) organisers while announcing the draws yesterday, ensured that the bigwigs do not meet in preliminary matches.
County boys’ basketball defending champions Nyanchwa Boys escaped a meeting with rivals Kisii School in the group, but they could still meet if they both progress in the competition. Kisii School are placed in pool A alongside Nyabisase and Itierio Boys while champions Nyanchwa are in Pool D which also features Itibo Boys and Nduru Boys.
Kisii School beat Nyanchwa (45-42) to emerge this year’s Kisii Central Sub-County champions in a nail biting encounter and both teams are expected to once again light up the county championship if what they exhibited at the sub county championships is anything to go by.
In the girls’ category, back-to-back and eight-time defending champions Itierio Girls play their preliminary matches in Pool A against Nyabisase Girls and a team from Kitutu Central Sub County (yet to conduct their sub county championship), as they seek their ninth straight county title.
Kereri Girls, 2018 runners-up, are tipped to top Pool B that also features Gesicho and Keberesi Girls while Itibo Girls, a team from Gucha sub county and Nyanchwa Girls are in Pool C with Pool D featuring Sameta mixed, Riosiri and Suneka Girls.
In rugby, stakes are high in both the sevens and 15s versions of the sport with former champions Nyabigena out to wrestle their title back from Kisii School and Cardinal Otunga respectively while in handball, four-time back-to-back defending champions Senior Chief Musa Nyandusi (SCMN) Kegati Girls are once again expected to reign supreme.
The champions are, however, expected to face stiff competition from Kereri Girls, Nduru Girls and other polished sides in the championship while in the boys category, new boys in the championship Kegati Boys have a taunting task ahead as they face defending champions Tabaka Boys.
Kegati Boys are in Pool B with Kenyenya and Nyamache Boys with champions Tabaka starting their title defence in Pool D alongside teams to named from Gucha and Kitutu Central sub counties while Pool A has Nduru Boys, St.James Ichuni and Igonga and Pool C featuring Ndonyo, Nyakome and Nyakegogi Boys.
In hockey, boys’ favourites Kisii School have been placed in a tough Pool B where they will take on powerhouse Cardinal Otunga High School Mosocho and Nduru Boys while in Pool A, Nyabigena Boys headline Nyamagwa Boys and Riokindo Boys.