Mogonga School set lofty targets after breezing performance at Kisii Games


Mogonga School set lofty targets after breezing performance at Kisii Games

In Summary

  • Fresh from being crowned Kisii County athletics champions; all-conquering Mogonga Secondary School is confident of maintaining the winning streak in the Lake Region games slated for 16th-20th March at Homa Bay High School. 
  • Onchong’a is counting on the availability of seasoned players in his team to overcome the short race prowess of the Lake Region schools. 

Fresh from being crowned Kisii County athletics champions; all-conquering Mogonga Secondary School is confident of maintaining the winning streak in the Lake Region games slated for 16th-20th March at Homa Bay High School.

The school’s team secured qualifying berths in almost all athletics categories and principle-cum-coach Haron Onchong’a is certain his charges will replicate their impressive exploits as they eye regional glory.

Many of his players are preparing to participate in the national Under-20 trials set for 21st and 22nd this month and he sees that as invaluable motivation for glory in regional competitions.

“We did very well because more than a half of the athletes proceeding to the regional tournaments are from my team.

“I’m sure that the likes of Lynda Kageha, Rachel Francis, Alloys Morara and Brian Tinega will sail through the regional games with much ease because they are aiming at the national trials that will take place between 21st and 22nd this month,” Onchonga told Citizen Digital.

Onchong’a is counting on the availability of seasoned players in his team to overcome the short race prowess of the Lake Region schools.

“The schools in Kisii counties are very competitive and as you know many of the Luo Nyanza schools do not do well in track events,”he explained. “Many of them do well in short races and shot put. However, we’re lucky because we have athletes that have competed internationally who I believe will do well in the regional games.”

The team’s impressive results are not by fluke as a lot of work has been put in since last year.

Onchong’a has in the meantime rallied his players to maintain focus as the competition is bound to get stiffer.

“I urge them to be disciplined and be committed to the training program because that is the only way they can be assured of victory,” he advised. “Our performances are based on thorough training that we did over the December holidays. So we are sure that they will do well.”

His sentiments were echoed by Kisii County Secondary Sports Association (KCSSA) secretary general Geoffrey Nyantika.

“They need to train hard and get ready to represent our county in the regional games well. I know things will be hard for them but with good preparations they will do well.”

Other teams that will be out for glory

-Kisii High School- rugby 7s champions

-Cardinal Otunga Mosocho High School- rugby 15s champions

-Kereri Girls High School- hockey girls’ champions

-Tabaka Secondary School-boys handball champions.

-Kegati Secondary School-Girls handball champions

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