Fireworks are expected at this year’s Nyanza Region term one games that kick off next weekend at Homa Bay School. Boys’ basketball defending champions, Ambira, face an ‘uphill’ task in pool A. Ambira will come up against last year’s Semi finalists, Maseno School, and Kisii’s finest, Nyanchwa boys, in group A that has been christened ‘the group of death’. Also in pool A are the boys from Homa Bay County, Oriwo, who will be buoyed by home advantage. Ambira who won the title last year, at St. Mary’s School Yala, and went on to finish third at the national stage will be hoping that the likes of Olum Vincent and Javan will rise up to the occasion this year. In pool B, last year’s finalists Agoro Sare will be hoping to get it right this year after losing at the past finals; thrice in a row. “We won’t let the trophy slip past our hands again, this year,” said Agoro Sare tactician Benson Ochieng. Together with his compatriot, Paul Odock; the head of the technical bench, the duo say it has ‘been painful playing and losing at three finals’.

Winners and runners ups in each pool will play at the semi finals.

In girls basketball holders Barchando, who narrowly lost to Ng’iya girls 47 to 50 at the Siaya County finals yesterday, have been pooled in group B alongside Nyamira’s Sironga Girls, the newbies from Migori (Tuk Jowi) and the hosts, Asumbi Girls.

Meanwhile, all the 2018 winners have booked tickets to this year’s championship. Apart from Ambira (Boys basketball) and Barchando (Girls Basketball), Sega (Girls Handball), Kanyawanga (Boys Handball), Sinyolo (Girls Hockey), Kisumu Day (Boys Hockey), St. Mary’s School Yala (Rugby 15’s) and Maseno School (Rugby 7’s) have also booked their tickets.

The games kick off on Monday 18th March, 2019, with preliminary matches. Finals are slated for the 20th of March, 2019, with winners proceeding to the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association, KSSSA, national term one games to be staged in April at Shimo La Tewa High School in Mombasa.

Nyanza Region 2019 Term one Games Pooling

RUGBY 15

Pool A
St Marys Yala
Cardinal Otunga
St Josephs Rapogi
Oriwo Boys

Pool B
Ambira High School
Maseno School
Nyansiongo Boys
Homabay High

BASKETBALL- GIRLS

POOL A
1.Ngiya.
2.Koru
3.Iterio
4.Ototo

POOL B
1.Barchando
2.Sironga Girls
3.Tuk Jowi
4.Asumbi Girls

BASKETBALL- BOYS

Pool A

1.Ambira
2.Maseno
3.Nyanchwa
4.Oriwo

POOL B
1.Maranda
2.Nyambaria
3.Kanyawanga
4.Agoro Sare

HANDBALL

GIRLS

POOL A
1.Sega
2.Kegati
3.Masosa
4.Miranga

POOL B
1.Rchar
2.Sagegi
3.Ratta
4.Msare

BOYS

POOL A
1.Kanyawanga
2.Tabaka
3.Riomego SDA
4.Agoro Sare

POOL B
1.Lwanda Magwar
2.Barding
3.Thurgem
4.Mbita

HOCKEY

GIRLS

POOL A
1.Sinyolo
2.Dede
3.Amb. Pamela Mboya

POOL B
1.Kisumu Girls
2.Nyamira Girls
3.Kereri Girls
4.St. Lucy’s Raruowa

BOYS

POOL A
1.Maseno School
2.Pe-Hill
3.Kisii High
4.Homa Bay High

POOL B
1.Kisumu Day
2.St. Mary’s School Yala
3.Agoro Sare Boys.

2018 CHAMPIONS
1.Basketball Boys: Ambira
2.Basketball Girls: Barchando
3.Handball Girls: Sega
4.Handball Boys: Kanyawanga
5.Hockey Girls: Sinyolo
6.Hockey Boys: Kisumu Day
7.Rugby 15’s: St. Mary’s School Yala
8.Rugby 7’s: Maseno School.

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