Dominant Uasin Gishu bag volleyball titles at KICOSCA Games


Dominant Uasin Gishu bag volleyball titles at KICOSCA Games
Kwanthanze Girls in action against Cheptil during the FEASSSA volleyball semi final played in Museanze, Rwanda on August 16, 2018. Photo by Matthews Mutai

In Summary

  • Uasin Gishu County has been crowned the men and women volleyball champions in the ongoing Kenya Inter-County Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) Games in Kisii.
  • Uasin Gishu men team out classed Nakuru 3-0 of 25 -14 25-21 25- 19 in the finals played at Cardinal Otunga Mosocho .It was  however a hard fought win for the women who beat Nairobi 3-2 of  25- 21- 25-17 21-25 22-25 25 -17  in the second final played at the same venue.
  • At the same time, the stage is set for Saturday’s football final match between defending champions Machakos County and the new finalist Bungoma.

Uasin Gishu County has been crowned the men and women volleyball champions in the ongoing Kenya Inter-County Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) Games in Kisii.

Uasin Gishu men team outclassed Nakuru 3-0 of 25 -14 25-21 25- 19 in the finals played at Cardinal Otunga Mosocho  on Friday  .It was  however a hard fought win for the women who beat Nairobi 3-2 of  25- 21- 25-17 21-25 22-25 25 -17  in the second final played at the same venue.

There was more joy for Jackson Mandagos county after Amos Bett led a 1, 2, 3 finish in the men 1, 500 metres . Bett took a time of 3 minutes, 57.24 seconds to win the race while David Kayoki came second in 3 minutes, 57.84 seconds as Ezekiel Mtum finished third in 4 minutes, 4.06 seconds

In the women category, Pricillah Letting of Uasin Gishu won the race in 5 minutes, 6 .23 seconds while  Jacinta Chepkoech of Nandi settled for position two in 5 minutes, 25.68 seconds. Margret Momos from Narok finished third in 5minutes, 25.80 seconds.

The women’s 10,000 meters title went to Everlyne Cherop of Bungoma in a time of 44 minutes, 06.02 seconds while Mareen Melesa of Narok finished second in 45 minutes, 55.06 seconds. Josephine Mokeny of Kisii settled for the third slot in 45 minutes, 59.09 seconds.

Meanwhile Nairobi County retained the men and women tag-of war titles.  The men team outclassed Laikipia County while the women team defeated Nakuru in the other final.

At the same time, the stage is set for Saturday’s football final match between defending champions Machakos County and the new finalist Bungoma.

Bungoma beat host Kisii 3-1 on penalties after playing to a1-1 draw in normal and extra time, while Machakos laboUred to 2-1 win against Nakuru County in the other semi.

Bungoma head coach Simon Kiveu said his team has what it takes to win the title.

“We respect Machakos as the defending champions but we don’t fear them, just like we did to the host we hope to inflict the same pain to the defending champions,” said a confident Kiveu .

His counterpart Thomas Kitheka is however cautious of the threat posed by Bungoma.

“They are a very physical side that never gets tired of running. We have to take every little chance that we get as our main in to retain the title,”he told Citizen Digital.

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