Kwale, Makueni roar to victories at KYISA Games


Kwale, Makueni roar to victories at KYISA Games

In Summary

  • Kenya Youth Inter-County Sports Association (KYISA) football  men defending champions Kwale County started their title defence with a 3-2 win over Narok County as the competition entered its second day at the Kapsabet Boys High School on Tuesday.
  • At the same grounds, hosts Nandi were held to a barren draw by their counterparts from Busia as Kisumu edged Siaya by a solitary goal.
  • Defending champions in volleyball women Makueni County  also got off to a good start when they brushed aside Kisumu County by straight sets  (25-17,15-25, 25-17,25-14) at the Kapsabet Showground.

Kenya Youth Inter-County Sports Association (KYISA) football  men defending champions Kwale County started their title defence with a 3-2 win over Narok County as the competition entered its second day at the Kapsabet Boys High School on Tuesday.

At the same grounds, hosts Nandi were held to a barren draw by their counterparts from Busia as Kisumu edged Siaya by a solitary goal.

Defending champions in volleyball women Makueni County  also got off to a good start when they brushed aside Kisumu County by straight sets  (25-17,15-25, 25-17,25-14) at the Kapsabet Showground.

Makueni head coach Jasper Mwololo said he is banking on his charges to drive them past the knockout stages as he seeks to retain the trophy they won at home in April.

“We are coming here to take back our trophy although I underatnd we will face stiff competition by virtue of being defending champions because everybody right now is talking about Makueni,” said Mwololo.

In other women’s volleyball results Nakuru are on the brink of making it to the knock out stages after edging out Kwale 3-1(18-25, 26-24, 25-20 and 25-16) to register their second win in a row after they trounced hosts Nandi 3-2 in the opening match on Monday.

Meanwhile,  Nandi ladies bounced back from Monday’s defeat to Nakuru as they beat Kirinyaga 3-0 ( 25-15, 25-09 and 25-21) .Nandi will now face off with  Kwale County in their last group match.

Men’s defending champions in volleyball Kirinyaga County also had a perfect start claiming back- to- back wins over Uasin Gishu County whom they whipped 3-1 ( 25-16, 25-16, 24-26, and 25-18) before thumping Turkana County 3-0 ( 25-23, 25-22, and 25-16).

In a football contest played at the Nandi Hills Stadium, last edition’s finalists Turkana County registered the biggest win in the tournament so far after they humbled neighbours Trans Nzoia County 7-0.

The final round of preliminary stage matches will be played Wednesday with two teams from each pool qualifying for quarter finals slated for Thursday.

 

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