Kwathanze going for volleyball national glory
Draw for the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) Term two B national ball games is out, to be held in Nyeri County from July 2 to 8th.
Volleyball titans Kwanthanze Girls who rediscovered their form to win Eastern region title after a dismal performance last year, have been drawn in the same pool with Nyanza queens Sega Girls.
Lugulu Girls from Bungoma County representing Western region are in group B.
In pool A Pasenga Girls from Central region will clash with Coastal champions St. Johns, with Nairobi’s Soweto Girls and Cheptil from Rift Valley completing the group.
Kwanthanze, the 2015 East African Champions, finished the regional games unbeaten and their coach Justin Kigwari is confident they can replicate their performance in the nationals.
However, he is wary of opposition in Sega Girls who took part in last year’s East African Championship.
“For sure our two opponents are very good and this is a group of death because Sega represented Kenya last year in East Africa level and Lugulu are very experienced.
“I think we are the minnows in this pool but I am confident my team will put good performance though we will take one game at a time,” Kigwari told Citizen Digital.
The Machakos based school is known for producing potent talent with attacker Pamela Masaisai who left the school last year, being one of the five new players recruited by local giants Kenya Pipeline.
Last year’s East African Volleyball champions Malava Boys will square it in group stages with Kangundo Boys from Machakos County, Hospital Hill from Nairobi and recently crowned Coast champions Waa in Pool A.
Pool B will bring together hosts Tetu Boys from Central, Nyanza’s Sengera and Cheptil from Rift Valley.
In football 11-time national champions Kakamega Boys will be looking for the 12th title in this year’s edition, after their two years of absence in the competition.
The Green Commandos who beat Mukumu Boys 2-1 in the regional finals are drawn in pool A alongside 2013 East African finalists Kathungi Boys from Kitui, and Passenga of Central region.
In Pool B, four-time national champions St. Antony will face Ramisi Boys of Coast who edged Tononoka 2-1 in the regional finals, Upper Hill and Kanga Boys.
The first time the ball games were held in Nyeri was in 2001 where Kamukunji High beat St. Anthony to win the title. Six years later, St. Antony beat the Green Commandos to clinch their third national title at the same venue.
Nginda girls from Central will face Wiyeta, Ibinzo and Kwale Girls in pool A while Njabini, Kobala, Utithi and Nairobi’s Olympic will square it in Pool B.
Boys’ village – Kagumo High
Girls’ village- Moi Complex
Football and Volleyball fields- Moi Complex Pri
Badminton- Tumutumu Girls
Lawn Tennis- Complex Pri & Kagumo
TableTennis- Moi Complex
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