Schools to battle for honours at Mitchez Open


Schools to battle for honours at Mitchez Open

In Summary

  • The stage is set for the annual 2019 Mitchez Open that is poised to take place from February 1-2 at Miathene Boys High School in Meru County.
  • Teams from all over Eastern region will battle for glory in Rugby 15s, soccer; boys and girls, volleyball, netball, handball and hockey.

The stage is set for the annual 2019 Mitchez Open that is poised to take place from February 1-2 at Miathene Boys High School in Meru County.

Teams from all over Eastern region will battle for glory in Rugby 15s, soccer; boys and girls, volleyball, netball, handball and hockey.

Participating teams will be aiming at earning tickets to Meru Open tournament, the next stage of the tourney that will also rope in colleges on the weekend of February 9-10.

Ngubiu Boys and Kamama High School, both from Embu County, top the list of participants. Others are Meru School, Nyango Boys and Igembe Boys.

Patrick Mwika of Miathene Boys, who is also one of the tournament organizers is optimistic that his team will defend the title they won in last year’s edition.

“We are aiming to defend the title to advance to Meru Open and reach to nationals again. For us it’s all about team spirit and morale. We’re looking forward to either specializing with the rugby 15s or 7s for Meru Open,’’ he said.

Last year, Miathene Boys hammered powerhouse Kangaru 19-12 in the regional finals to book a place to the national level, where they were crushed 59-13 by Kakamega Boys in the opening match.

According to Mwika, the tourney will also help in improving the talent around the Eastern region, and he’s challenged more schools to participate to create a healthy competition.

The tournament is still open for registration before Friday this week.

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