Laiser win 7s title, Kakamega set Olbolsat final date


Kakamega High School celebrate their KSSSA semi-finals victory over Dagoretti High in Eldoret. (PHOTO/Courtesy)
Kakamega High School celebrate their KSSSA semi-finals victory over Dagoretti High in Eldoret. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • Thirteen-time national champions Kakamega High School will face debutants Olbolsat in the Boy's football Under-19 final on Saturday after edging out Dagoretti 4-3 in a tense post-match shootout
  • Kakamega versus Dagoretti elicited fireworks but provided no goals in regulation and extra time forcing the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) clash to be decided on penalties

The 2017 rugby 15s East African champions Laiser Hill showed they are equally adept in the shorter version of the sport as they rose to clinch the national 7s title on Friday.

Laiser who last won the sevens title in 2016 dominated the Main Cup final against Chavakali to win 26-5 at the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) Games in Eldoret.

Head coach Kevin Wambua, the Kenya Lionesses boss, paid tribute to his title-winning side, attributing early preparations for their success as he shifted sights on next month’s Regional Games.

“After the drought last year we had to prepare well and I think that’s why we have tossed this year’s edition. It was very competitive compared to the other years and now our focus is East Africa title,” Wambua said.

The two finalists will fly Kenya’s flag at the East Africa Secondary Schools Championships set for August 14-26 in Musonze,Rwanda.

In the Boys’ Under-19 football, thirteen-time national champions Kakamega High School will face debutants Olbolsat in Saturday’s final after edging out Dagoretti 4-3 in a tense post-match shootout.

Kakamega versus Dagoretti elicited fireworks but provided no goals in regulation and extra time forcing the KSSSA clash to be decided on penalties.

The Green Commandos then held the cooler heads to guarantee their place in next month’s East Africa Games as Dagoretti crashed out after a dream debut run.

Speaking to the Citizen Digital after the win Kakamega head coach Brendan Mwinamo praised Dagoretti while also warning his top guns not to down play their opponents in the finals.

“I am very happy and after extra time I expected anything because our opponents were tough from the word go. Now we swift our focus to Olbosalt and let’s see what happens tomorrow,” said Mwinamo who under his tutelage steered his team to the National Super League (NSL) last year.

His counterpart Joseph Makoha congratulated his team for making it to the finals for the first time in history adding that his school’s top management has a good project on the game.

“We are going back to the drawing board and next year we will clinch this title I am sure,” Said Makoha adding “We live to fight another “.

In the other last four tie, Central representatives Olbosalt stunned last year’s finalists St Antony Kitale edging them 2-0 to storm to the finals and earn a ticket to represent Kenya in East Africa regional games for the first time in history.

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Story By Stanley Mativo
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