St Anthony High out to reclaim national football title


St Anthony High out to reclaim national football title

In Summary

  • Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) 2017 National football championship runners up, St. Anthony Kitale, are aiming to reclaim the national title this year which they last won in 2012
  • A change of their last year's Coach and Principal, has not dampened the young squad now under the tutelage of former Bandari FC assistant coach George Owoko

Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) 2017 National football championship runners up, St. Anthony Kitale, are aiming to reclaim the national title this year which they last won in 2012.

A change of their last year’s Coach and Principal, has not dampened the young squad now under the tutelage of former Bandari FC assistant coach George Owoko who led Barding High to winning the East African Secondary school Sports Association (EASSSA) title in 2016 in Eldoret.

St Anthony is the only other Kenyan side to have won the Regional title in 2002, a fete which the current Coach believes they can match.

“I did my recruitment last year when I was still at Bandari. I knew the former Barding principal Victor Makanda was going there, and we were also aware that some players might leave,” Owoko said.

Adding that this is the only side to send an under 16 and 19 to the national in this year’s championship.

“We were never troubled in the Zonal nor regional’s, we never even Conceded my philosophy is too heavy for the Kenyan teams, and I believe the Rift Valley region is one of the toughest, so our hopes are high”.

St Anthony lost in last year’s National finals in Nyeri, when they were under Former principle Cosmas Nabongolo who transferred to St Peters Mumias, in Kakamega County.

“To me sharpening is not the problem, my boys are ready and they have proved it on the field”.

This year’s National Championship is set for the 22nd to 28th of this Month in Eldoret.

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