What a thrilling start to the Uasin Gishu county Secondary Schools Sports Association at Hill School, Eldoret! The champions, Moi Girls Eldoret, and the hosts, Wareng High schools, kicked off the football matches with impressive performances that left the crowd on the edge of their seats. And as a Kenyan, let me give you the lowdown on all the action!
First up, let’s talk about Moi Girls’ remarkable victory over St Catherine High School Kesses. It was a 2-0 win for Moi Girls, thanks to the brilliant efforts of Manda Were and Grace Ongola in Pool ‘A’. Manda broke the deadlock in the 14th minute, showing some serious skills. And just six minutes later, Ongola followed suit, making it clear that Moi Girls meant business!
After the game, Robert Simiyu, the coach of Moi Girls, couldn’t hide his excitement. He said, “We have played very well today, and we expect to win the remaining pool match to sail to the quarterfinals. Our goal is to defend our title.” Well, with such a strong start, who can blame him for aiming high?
In another intense clash, Kamagut emerged victorious with a 2-0 win over GK Prisons in Pool ‘B’. Faith Kipruto and Miriam Nadupsi were the stars of the show, scoring in the 23rd and 43rd minutes, respectively. Their lethal strikes secured the victory and sent a clear message to their opponents: Kamagut means business!
But let’s not forget about the boys’ matches! In a thrilling encounter between Wareng High School and Moi University High School, Wareng’s captain, Mahier Hussein, stole the spotlight with a stunning hattrick. He opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, added another in the 41st minute, and completed his hat-trick in the 45th minute. Talk about a one-man show! Although Brian Kimurgor managed to score a consolation goal for Moi University in the 57th minute, it wasn’t enough to dampen Hussein’s spirits. He confidently declared, “We want to win the county title and represent the county at the regionals.” Now that’s the spirit!
In the boys’ volleyball matches, Mutwot stole the show by becoming the first school to secure a spot in the quarterfinals. They aced their two preliminary Pool ‘D’ matches, defeating Torochmoi 3-1 (18-25, 25-21, 23-25, 18-25) and whipping Kosachei 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-23, 25-18). These guys are definitely spiking their way to success!
Tuiyo had a mixed bag of results in Pool ‘B’. They experienced defeat against Chebisaas, losing 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-20), but bounced back with a triumphant 3-0 victory over Kiplombe (25-19, 25-17, 25-16). It’s a rollercoaster ride for Tuiyo, but they’re not giving up just yet!
All in all, the opening matches of the Uasin Gishu county Secondary Schools Sports Association were a blast. The players showcased their skills, the crowd roared with excitement, and we saw some exceptional performances. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the tournament has in store for us. Stay tuned for more sporting adventures!