Kangaru, Katwayaa win openers at Eastern region games

Brian oduor (jersey number 2) from upper hill looks up for his team mate Said Abdalla ...
Brian oduor (jersey number 2) from upper hill looks up for his team mate Said Abdalla has he tussles the ball with Mike Nyakundi of laiser hill during the KSSSA rugby 7s finals at Kangaru School,Embu. PHOTO/Kenerickson Njeru

Kangaru School and Katwayaa Boys launched their Eastern region title bids off to winning starts on Wednesday,as they both won their opening matches of the regional term 2A Games in Embu.

Kangaru, who were on home turf edged arch-rivals Meru High School 52-22 to complete a come-from-behind win while Katwayaa overpowered St. Paul’s Isiolo 81-33 at the same venue.

The two are hot favourites in the quest to represent the region during next month’s national finals that will be staged at the Nairobi School.

In other boys’ matches played on Wednesday, Ikutha boys beat Marsabit Boys 24- 20.

In the girls’ category, Meru Hill Girls were defeated 14-35 by Kirigara with Larson Girls pipping Moi Girl Marsabit 25-14.

The region game has attracted schools which were initially under the Metropolitan following a reshuffle of the traditional provincial divisions.

Schools from Machakos which were participating in Metropolitan will be expected to add a competitive value to the games.

Eastern Regional Secondary School Games’ Secretary Elijah Kiarie says that the new changes will mean greater competiton for Kangaru who have for a long time dominated the rugby and basketball disciplines.

“The positive part of having extra teams is the region will definitely field a stronger candidate for the nationals event in April,” Kiarie told Citizen Digital.

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