Kangaru, Mbooni Boys shine at Eastern Region games


Kangaru, Mbooni Boys shine at Eastern Region games
Kangaru School rugby sevens team in action. On Saturday they successfully defended their Embu County crown for the tenth year in a row after beating St Paul's Kevote 17-5 in an entertaining final played at the Nyangwa grounds.PHOTO/Kenerickson Njeru/Citizen

In Summary

  • Kangaru School bagged the rugby 15s title as the Eastern Region secondary school games came to a close on  Saturday .
  • Kangaru clinched the title after a fine winning streak that saw them sweep all before them .They beat Kasikeu 54-0, won 22-00 against Mukuuni while in the quarters they humbled Abothuguchi 50-3 before outclassing Chogoria 56-0 in the semis.

Kangaru School bagged the rugby 15s title as the Eastern Region secondary school games came to a close on  Saturday .

Kangaru clinched the title after a fine winning streak that saw them sweep all before them .They beat Kasikeu 54-0, won 22-00 against Mukuuni while in the quarters they humbled Abothuguchi 50-3 before outclassing Chogoria 56-0 in the semis.

With Miathene Boys standing between them and the final, they could ill afford to blow it up at this crucial stage winning 29-0.

Team head coach Benson Mwenda has earmarked a top three finish as his major goal in the nationals set for Mombasa next month.

“It was a tough final but we had prepared well,  playing against the defending champions was not easy.  We prepare now for the nationals and to the East Africa school games, “said  Mwenda.

On his part, losing finalist coach Patrick Mwika was pleased with his boys run to the final noting that the aim is to wrestle the title next term even as he shifts gears to the nationals.

Miruriiri bagged the basketball title after a pulsating encounter with the experienced Mbooni winning 49-48 .Miruriiri had had an otherwise poor start losing the first two quarters 12-06, 11-09 before redeeming themselves in last two quarters with 13-8 and 21-17 win margins to claim the gong.

Chester Oluoch, Miruriiri head coach, admitted  in a post match interview  that Mbooni were a better side but attributed his team’s triumph to better defending .

I’m very happy for clinching this title for the first time ever, our competitors were better than us but we remained focused and we now prepare for a good show in the nationals, ” Chester said.

In hockey, host Meru School clinched the top prize after seeing off Kangaru 3-1 in the shoot outs as St Josephs Kibwezi clinched the title in the girls category.

At the same time Mbooni Boys are the handball boys’ champions while Kirigara Girls clinched the honours in the girls’ category.

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