Busia teams off to flying start as regional primary school games begin
BUSIA: Busia volleyball girls, handball boys and girls and netball teams, are a match away to lift the county as the two-day Western Regional Primary School Games came to an end yesterday.
The three teams won two matches a piece in the round robin competition, needing to win their last matches to clinch titles in the championships that Busia was to host in 2020 but delayed owing to Coronavirus pandemic.
In volleyball girls, Busia beat Vihiga. 3-0 ( 25-13,25-12, 25-8) in the first match before registering the same score of 25-13, 25-7, 25-20 against Kakamega.
Busia take on Bungoma in a decisive match to carry the day. In handball boys, Busia won their two opening matches beating Vihiga 13-10 and Kakamega 17-7.
The girls team also won their matches beating Kakamega 13-6 and Vihiga 26-3. Busia football boys team had mixed fortunes winning one match and losing the other.
Busia opened their campaign on a poor note, falling 2-1 to Kakamega before trouncing Bungoma 4-1 in the second match with a brace from Jephta Ojiambo with Douglas Oduor and Elvis Meibei accounting for a goal each Bungomas’s consolation goal came througth Isaac Opingo.
Kakamega are in pivotal position to wrestle the title having won their two opening matches including their 2-1 hard fought victory against neighbours Vihiga with goals from Collins Luchesoi and Fabregas Imili. Vihiga’s lone goal was netted by Bravin Ayuyo.
In football girls, Busia were held to a 1-1 draw by Bungoma in their opening encounter before losing 0-1 to Kakamega in their second match. Kakamega registered their second victory trouncing Vihiga 3-0.Bungoma recovered their poise, edging Vihiga 1-0.
In netball, Busia beat Bungoma 8-6 and Vihiga 22-02 to keep their hopes alive of clinching the title if they beat Kakamega in their last match. Kakamega edged Bungoma 8-6 in their second game.
Goalshooter, Stella Auma of Sigalame Primary and Goal attacke of Alupe Primary,Nypha Khaoyi and wing defender Phylis Ndenda of Alupe Primary were star atttaction.
FIFA instructor and Football Kenya Federation Busia Branch chairman, Hillary Musundi was tasked with the responsibility of picking the boys football team to respresent Western Region in the natonal championships to be held in Machakos from September 8-13, 2022.