St Peters Mumias eyes rugby title at national school games


Bungoma High school take on Makerere of Uganda during their East African Secondary School games ...
Bungoma High school take on Makerere of Uganda during their East African Secondary School games held at Hill School in Eldoret on August 30, 2016. Bungoma High won 28-0. Photo/Sylvanus Kipkosgei/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • St Peters Mumias High School head coach Shimega Livondo believes his side has what it takes to lift this year’s rugby sevens national title.
  • St Peters will be representing Western region when the national term two ball games begin on Monday in Eldoret.
  • Shimenga says his team has learnt from the 12-7 loss they suffered against Chavakali in the regional games and have worked on their weaknesses to improve his side ahead of the national competitions.

St Peters Mumias High School head coach Shimega Livondo believes his side has what it takes to lift this year’s rugby sevens national title.

St Peters will be representing Western region when the national term two ball games begin on Monday in Eldoret.

Shimenga says his team has learnt from the 12-7 loss they suffered against Chavakali in the regional games and have worked on their weaknesses to improve his side ahead of the national competitions.

However, the veteran coach is hopeful of an improvement performance in national competitions.

“Our main aim is be champions of East Africa. That won’t come easy. W e will have to sweat even blood for us to be national champions before we can prepare to conquer the region,” he told Citizen Digital in an interview.

The national school games will end on the 29th July 2018 while the East Africa Secondary School Games run from August 14-26 in Kigali, Rwanda.

“The nationals are always very competitive, because they are the best of the best from every region, we are prepared to play every game as a final because that is what will determine who represents Kenya in the East Africa Games,’’said Shimenga .

St Peter’s Mumias won their maiden sevens title in 2015, edging out Kangaru Boys 19-7 in the main cup final during the national events held at Moi Complex Primary School in Nyeri .

In 2016, they were crowned the champions of the East Africa Secondary Schools sevens as a result of beating Uganda’s Kololo Secondary 21-14 in the final played at the Eldoret Sports Club.

“Chavakali, Maseno, St Marys Yala, Laiser Hill and Nakuru Day are the teams to beat in this year’s competition,”Shimenga reckoned.

“They have very strong players, very quick on the break and they are very experienced but we are prepared to match them at any level,” he added.

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