KSSA boss Orero attributes SOYA fete to U-16 football success


KSSA boss Orero attributes SOYA fete to U-16 football success
Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) 2017 winners pose for a group photo during the gala held at KICC on January 17, 2018. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • The successful hosting of the 2018 Africa Under-16 football champions in Nakuru was the key factor to Kenya Secondary Sports Association (KSSSA) winning the SOYA 2018 Best Sports Federation, the school association boss Peter Orero has said.
  • Orero took up his new job with gusto just a few months after being elected as the KSSA chairman leading the association in retaining the top slot at the East Africa Secondary School Sports Association (FEASSA) games which were held in Musanze, Rwanda.
  • This heroic was quickly followed by another feat– successfully hosting the first edition of the Africa U-16 football championship in which Kenya prevailed too bagging the overall crown.

The successful hosting of the 2018 Africa Under-16 football champions in Nakuru was the key factor to Kenya Secondary Sports Association (KSSSA) winning the SOYA 2018 Best Sports Federation, the school association boss Peter Orero has said.

Orero took up his new job with gusto just a few months after being elected as the KSSA chairman leading the association in retaining the top slot at the East Africa Secondary School Sports Association (FEASSA) games which were held in Musanze, Rwanda.

This heroic was quickly followed by another feat– successfully hosting the first edition of the Africa U-16 football championship in which Kenya prevailed too bagging the overall crown.

“In Rwanda it was very difficult because of the stiff competition from the hosts and Uganda, but we made it

”Hosting the African Championship where 12 teams attended was the key to our success, we were greatly honoured to do the job and our boys were in good form to win the first edition,” said Orero.

Orero has however called on the Ministry of Education to continue according association the support.

“I can’t say it was easy, but most disciplines are the same; it was brought about by posterity in the ministry and this time round it will even be bigger,” he re ckoned.

In 2018, after the scrapping of Term 2A Games, handball and athletics events were moved to Term 1 Games, while rugby sevens, netball, U-16 football, cross country, decathlon and heptathlon events were moved to Term 2B joining football, volleyball and racquet

 

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