The 2019 Nyamira County secondary schools term two games came to a close today at Biticha Secondary school in Masaba North as new champs emerged in some disciplines. The games that witnessed heightened competition saw regulars get tough times when they came up against minnows.
In soccer girls, holders St. Mathias Mulumba from Borabu had to labour to a 1-0 victory over newbies Rigoma girls at the soccer under 19 final today. The game ended at a stale mate in regulation time forcing extra time. And it is Mulumba; playing at their second final in a row, who got the bragging rights by grabbing a late winner in the second period of extra time. Notably, Mulumba got a similar result last year when they came up against Masosa at the finals.
Riomego SDA from Nyamira North lifted their maiden county trophy in boys Volleyball. Playing at the finals for the second year in a row, Riomego had to put up a spirited fight in order to defeat a determined Riooga secondary. Riooga took the first set only for Riomego to take the second and third sets to lead 2-1. Riooga bounced back and grabbed set 4 to set up a mouth watering finale at the 5th set. And Riomego picked it from where they had left in the third set to beat the fancied home team in the fifth set. Riomego SDA had earlier on lost to Riooga by 3 sets to 1 when the two teams met in the opening group C match on Tuesday.
In the girls category, Sironga from Nyamira South overcame fierce competition from Manga’s Tombe girls to successfully defend their trophy by recording a three sets to one win.
Holders Sironga girls got the going tough against Mokomoni from Manga sub county. Mokomoni pulled a surprise of its kind to overcome favourites Sironga in a hotly contested final played at Biticha Secondary school this evening. Mokomoni led throughout the game and Sironga seemed to be catching up in the last quarter only for the new kids on the blocks, Mokomoni, to hang-on and claim their first ever silverware by 32-28 scoreline.
Soccer boys fracas
The boys soccer final could not be played as the semi final clash pitting Marindi against holders Nyansiongo aborted prematurely. Trouble started when a Nyansiongo goal was flagged off for offside. This resulted to a standoff prompting the organizers to postpone the clash to secure the students. In the first semi, Nyakongo were clinical against Kenyenya secondary whom they defeated by a solitary goal. A silly mistake by the Kenyenya custodian, who handled the ball out of his area, gifted Nyakongo a free kick that produced the only goal of the scrappy match. The game witnessed lengthy stoppages as tampers flared resulting in many players being yellow carded.
Copa Coca Cola Under 16
On Wednesday, Nyambaria boys (who had lost to Marindi last year) left it late to overcome the hard battling Kebirigo boys by a solitary goal to book a ticket to the Regional games. In the girls category, Sironga retained their trophy by defeating Nyamira North’s Ikonge PAG by a 1-0 scoreline in extra time.
The winners in each category proceed to the Regional games slated for the 18th to 22nd June, 2019, at Kisumu boys.
NYAMIRA COUNTY TERM 2 GAMES, 2019.
1). Soccer Boys under 16;
⚽ Nyambaria 0 (1) vs 0 (0) Kebirigo…ET
2). Soccer Girls under 16;
⚽ Sironga 0(1) vs 0(0) Ikonge PAG..ET
3). Soccer Girls under 19;
⚽ St. Mathias Mulumba 0(1) vs 0(0) Rigoma Girls…ET
4). Soccer Boys Under 19; Postponed.
⚾ Sironga 28 vs 32 Mokomoni
6). Volleyball Girls
🏐 Sironga (3 sets) vs (1 set) Tombe Girls.
7). Volleyball Boys
🏐Riomego SDA (3 sets) vs (2sets) Riooga.