Egoji, Eregi retain KTCSA Games football titles


Egoji take on Kaimosi in the men's final. (PHOTO/Martin Mwenda)
Egoji take on Kaimosi in the men's final. (PHOTO/Martin Mwenda)

In Summary

  • Egoji and Eregi TTC have retained their men and women football titles respectively after winning the finals of 38th annual Kenya Teachers Colleges Ball Games championship in Meru
  • Egoji won the men's final via penalties, defeating Kaimosi 5-4 in the shootout after the match had ended in a barren draw within the regulation time

Egoji and Eregi TTC have retained their men and women football titles respectively after winning the finals of 38th annual Kenya Teachers Colleges Ball Games championship in Meru.

Egoji won the men’s final via penalties, defeating Kaimosi 5-4 in the shootout after the match had ended in a barren draw within the regulation time.

Hannington Nyabera converted the decisive spot-kick to secure the championship title for Egoji after his goalkeeper had produced a superb save to put the shootout in their own hands.

Egoji Captain Kipchumba said, “I’m very happy to win the championship for the second time. The game was tight and the penalties also. We are proud and waiting for the official statement on our tour to East African games as promised last year”.

Earlier, Egoji had made it to the finals after beating Chesta 1-0, and Kaimosi showcasing their talent to silence Migori 3-1.

Their coach Josek Kirimi said that they had worked on their mistakes so as to counter the fierce Kaimosi.

“We are happy that we defended our title. My team is very disciplined and calm during the match. The terrain on the field was very challenging and ball control was hard. I hope the authorities can consider working on the playgrounds,” Kirimi said.

Lavenda Kahonjeli was the hero for Eregi after her 73rd minute strike proved the winner as they overcame Mosoriot 1-0 in the women’s final.

Lavenda set the ball to the net after a brilliant pass from their captain Irene Achieng who has scored three goals in the entire competition.

Achieng, the captain, said that they had confident that they would win reclaim the title.

“The match was okey. We could not underrate Mosoriot but we expected the win because we train hard. The match was somehow tough but we played our game. We always win” bragged Achieng’.

However, Lucy Netaya from Mosoriot was crowned the most valuable player of the competition.

During the semis, Eregi had won 2-0 against Kamwenja, with goals gotten from Irene Achieng and Quinta Ongondo.

In other disciplines, Eregi won 35-18 against Tambach in handball men, with Eregi winning 35—23 to Baringo in handball team. Medina Kerubo of Eregi from Western was voted most valuable player in women as Augistine Chepkoy of Eregi for the men.

Asumbi won 66-24 against Thogoto in women basketball where Mohinovy Otieno of Asumbi was voted most valuable player. Basketball men trophy went to Kaimosi who won 59-39 Kigari, with Andrew Wafula of Kaimosi being named most valuable player.

During the heated volleyball men finals, Eregi won 3-1 sets against Mwingi. With Elisha Kiptanui of Eregi named the most valuable player.

Volleyball women, Kamwenja won 3-0 against Kibabii with Valeria Adhiambo of Asumbi rated the most valuable player.

In Hockey men, Eregi won 1-0 Kericho, with the most valuable player being Luke Ongonji of Eregi.

Kamwenja beat Baringo 2-1, with Esther Yahyat of Asumbi being named most valuable player.

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