Kilimamboko win as intercollegiate games kick off in Kericho

Western region are the defending champions of the Kenya Teachers’ Colleges Sports Association. PHOTO/Sportpicha....

The Kilimamboko men’s football team hammered a hapless Bura side 5-1 on the opening day of the Kenya Teachers’ Colleges Sports Association 2017 Annual Intercollegiate National Ball Games championships on Tuesday.

Goals from Geoffrey Onjuma, Emanuel Tonui, Sam Najoma and a Denis Khalwale brace condemned Bura to the heavy defeat as Charles Njoroge scored the consolation goal for his Coastal-based side from the spot.

The County of Kericho hosted several other opening matches across different venues as the national tournament that has attracted seven regions kicked off in style.

During the opening ceremony at the Kericho Teachers’ College, Deputy Director of Education Emis Njeru urged the association members to take the championship seriously in a bid to boost its competitive value.

She said the curriculum which is being developed by the ministry of Education is for co-curriculum activities and called on the association to be prepared to embrace it since it goes along in developing talents among children while in schools.

“The Ministry of Education is developing a program for co-curricular activities because we are out to ensure talents are nurtured in sports sector and other areas. It is through you that this will be achieved. In this regard, we urge you to encourage learners to be prepared to pursue their talents while in school,” Njeru said.

In the women’s football, Asumbi from Nyanza beat Murang’a 2-1 in an fiercely contested clash at the Kericho Teachers’ College.

Velma Omondi netted the first goal in the 16th minute before Esthitareh Sarah equalized for her team at the stroke of half-time. Joyce Oketch then grabbed the winning goal for Asumbi in the 54th minute.

In the women’s volleyball, Tambach from Rift Valley region proved their prowess by beating Kamagambo from Nyanza 4-1 (17-25, 19-25, 29-27 and 16-25) while Eregi beat Egoji 3-0.

In the men’s volleyball, Asumbi lost 3-1 to Tambach (25-20, 23-25, 23-25 and 13-25).

-Report by Kimutai Kering.

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