Boys Town shine at National School Games


Kadenge Lawrence of Machakos Boys challenges Isse Mohammed Aden of Town Boys in the Copa ...
Kadenge Lawrence of Machakos Boys challenges Isse Mohammed Aden of Town Boys in the Copa Coca cola under 16 National Finals Tournament 2019 at Kisumu National Polytechnic Kisumu.

In Summary

  • North Eastern champions Boys Town thrashed hapless Machakos Boys 6-1 to prove they are not pushovers as they stormed to the football Under-16 semi-finals for the first time as the Term Two national school games entered second day on Wednesday at Kisumu Boys in Kisumu.
  • It was the second win for the Garissa based team in as many matches with their quest for the title which is also serving as the Copa Coca-cola Africa tournament qualifier having kick-started on Tuesday with a 1-0 win against Nyanza's Agoro Sare.

North Eastern champions Boys Town thrashed hapless Machakos Boys 6-1 to prove they are not pushovers as they stormed to the football Under-16 semi-finals for the first time as the Term Two national school games entered second day on Wednesday at Kisumu Boys in Kisumu.

It was the second win for the Garissa based team in as many matches with their quest for the title which is also serving as the Copa Coca-cola Africa tournament qualifier having kick-started on Tuesday with a 1-0 win against Nyanza’s Agoro Sare.

Isse Mohammed and Abdullahi Hussein both hit a brace while Abdi Hassan and Adbdi Musa scored one each to underline North Eastern’s intention of wrestling the elusive title from Western and Nyanza regions who have dominated football for ages.

Speaking after the deserved win, head coach Rodgers Wekesa warned that his side is primed for winning this year’s title which he believes will change the football narrative in the region.

“Many have always said North Eastern teams are pushovers in this championship but I want to warn them that we will make them it will be tough. I can attribute our good form to good structures in the school and support from the administration,” he said.

The national newcomers will know their last four opponents after preliminary matches which end tomorrow.

At the same time, Nairobi based Dagoretti Under-16 team emulated their senior team for sailing through to the last four following a 2-0 win against Agoro Sare.

Hezekiah Omuri and Jesse Okoth scored for the Nairobi Based ease to the semi-finals.

In a post-match reflection, head coach Magonga praised his charges for the feat while shifting focus to the semi-finals.

“I know what lies ahead of us but we are ready for the task because any team in this stage is capable of winning the title. We are motivated because the Under-19 is also doing very well in the other side,” he stated.

Dagoretti Under-19 team eased to semi-finals after winning their second match against Kisumu Day at Moi Stadium.

The U-16 contest is serving as the Copa Coca-Cola Africa tournament which will be held later this year.

Elsewhere, four-time Federation of East Africa Volleyball champions Kwanthanze inched closer to retaining their national gong following a straight win against St.Johns Kaloleni.

The multiple national champions saw off the Coast based side by sets of 25-7, 25-11 and 25-18 to sail through to the last four. Kwanthanze defeated Makaror from Eastern by straight sets on Tuesday.

In boy’s contest, Namwela from Western were the first team to qualify to the last four after edging Matilku Boys with Langata Boys also making it to the last four after 3-0 win against Boys Town.

 

Selected Day 2 Results

Football U-16 Boys

Boys Town v Machakos Boys 6-0

Dagoretti v Agoro 2-0

Football U-16 Girls

Kobala v Waa 2-1

Itaara v Maeni 0-8

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