Kiambu and Nairobi shine at KICOSCA Games


Kiambu and Nairobi shine at KICOSCA Games
Kiambu County has been crowned the new men basketball champions in the ongoing Kenya Inter-County Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) Games in Kisii.Image/John Kyanda/Citizen

In Summary

  • Kiambu County has been crowned the new men basketball champions in the ongoing Kenya Inter-County Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) Games in Kisii.
  • Nairobi women basketball team coach Phillip Osore gloated after the win noting they were well prepared than their opponents.

Kiambu County has been crowned the new men basketball champions in the ongoing Kenya Inter-County Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) Games in Kisii.

Kiambu beat the defending champions Nakuru 40 -29 in a match played at Cardinal Otunga Mosocho High School in Kisii.

Kiambu coach Peter Kimani said: “Last year we were not ready enough and my players played then with fear since they had three international players in the squad. This year our strategy worked. We prepared to cut their points heavily in each quarter and we succeeded,” he said

Bungoma finished third after a 30-20 win over Uasin Gishu.

In the women’s  category, Nairobi County retain the women title by defeating Uasin Gishu 43-21 in the final while Machakos took the second runners up position with a 24-10 victory against Bungoma.

Nairobi women basketball team coach Phillip Osore gloated after the win noting they were well prepared than their opponents.

“The county government gave us enough time to train for three months non-stop and today we are happy we have taken the trophy for keeps,”said Osore

It was double victory for Nairobi who retained the table tennis title by defeating Kiambu County 3-1 in the final played at Kisii Sports Club. The host Kisii finished third after winning 3-1 against Samburu.

More joy came for Mike Sonko’s county after Carolyne Achieng’ led her team in retaining the netball title beating Bungoma 35-25.

In football, Festus Kivuki and Caleb Muisyo scored for Machakos as the defending champions matched to the finals winning 2-1 against Nakuru in the first semi final.

Machakos will face Bungoma in the final to be played on Saturday at Gusii Stadium.

Bungoma eliminated host Kisii 3-1 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 in extra time.

Machakos head coach Thomas Kitheka said they are ready to defend the title come Saturday.

“We fear no team. We want to retain the title and that’s our major focus, so bring on Bungoma, we are ready for them, ” he told Citizen Digital.

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