Coast region champions rocked but Kaya Tiwi cruise

Bahari FM sports presenter Mkalla wa Mwambodze handing over the rugby trophy to Galana Captain ...
Bahari FM sports presenter Mkalla wa Mwambodze handing over the rugby trophy to Galana Captain Brian Saruwanje. (PHOTO/COURTESY)

Coast Region will be represented by new champions across all but one discipline at the national secondary schools term one games with only basketball queens Kaya Tiwi holding on to their crown.

The champions hit centuries in each of their qualifying matches from the preliminaries to their final against Taita Taveta, where they won 145-18 to end a dominant campaign in brilliant fashion.

Under the tutelage of Coach Phillip Onyango, Kaya Tiwi who were representing the County of Kwale had hammered St John’s from Kilifi County 109-6 in the semis.

In the boys’ basketball, Aga Khan Academy from the County of Mombasa succumbed to a 67-59 defeat in the hands of an efficient St. Georges side from the County of Kilifi in a repeat of last year’s final.

On there way to the final Aga khan defeated their Mombasa counterparts Shimo La Tewa High School 58-59 while St Georges whipped Shimba Hills from Kwale County 102-24.

In boys hockey, Kazungu Katana’s 34th minute goal was all Shimo La Tewa needed to edge out the hosts Mazeras High School and sail through.

Former champions St. Charles Lwanga from Mombasa County were defeated 2-1 in the semi finals by their bitter rivals Shimo La Tewa, with Mazeras winning by the same margin against a much fancied St George’s High School side.

In the girls’ category, Bura Girls from Taita Taveta County ascended to the throne as the new champions after upsetting former champions and pre-rournament favourite St John’s 2-1 in the final.

Bura Girls scored early in each half from Leila Fadhil and Valentine Nyambu to finish of the stylish girls from Kaloleni. Zawadi Samini scored the consolation goal for the former champions.

In the semi finals, St Johns walloped their neighbours Ribe Girls 4-0, while Bura defeated St Charles Lwanga 2-0.

In rugby, Kilifi County’s Galana overcame Mghalu from Taita Taveta 10-0 in the finals to secure their qualifications to the national finals.

Mwavumbo from Kwale emerged third after overpowering defending champions St Georges 24-0.

The national championships will be held at the Nairobi School from Apri 7.

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Story By Mkalla Wa Mwambodze
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