Asumbi TTC ladies steal show as teachers’ college ball games championships end in Machakos

Asumbi TTC women basketball Coach Tobias Kaloo leads his team in greeting their competitors, Bondo TTC after a grueling final match in show of sportsmanship. Photos: Stephen Muthini.

Asumbi Teachers Training College are double winners in Women Basketball and Women Football in the 2024 Kenya Teachers’ Training Colleges Sports Association (KTTCSA) National Ball Games competitions concluded in Machakos today.

The feat makes Asumbi the undisputed queens of the baskets having won the title for the eleventh time in a row.

The Basketball queens battled Bondo TTC in a tough encounter that went down to the wire only for the two teams to be separated by a single basket in added time.

Mosoriot TTC celebrate after winning the men’s football championship.

When the final whistle was blown, it was Asumbi who burst in joy having scored 34 -33 baskets against their worthy opponents.

“The final has been a very difficult game although we beat them in the preliminaries. If their star player had not been taken out, they would have beaten us,” said Coach Tobias Kaloo at the end of the game.

Assistant Coach Mwaka Evans said they had established a tradition of winning in Basketball since 2018 and the sport was one of their strongholds.


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Asumbi playmaker Priscilla Shisia and Captain Debra said the competition was tough.

“Nothing was easy and our Coach Tobias was also tough on us but he tells us that the only thing we can do is to train hard and win easy,” said Priscilla.

In ladies football, Asumbi were crowned winners after beating Eregi 3 – 1 in penalty shoot-out.

In men’s football, Mosoriot beat Eregi 1-0 to take the trophy.

Some of the TTC sports officials following proceedings during the just concluded teachers’ colleges ball games championships in Machakos. Photo Courtesy

Overally, Rift valley region topped with 661 points followed by Western and Eastern in second and third positions recording 347 points and 320 points. Nairobi, Nyanza, Central and Coast regions followed in fourth to seventh position.

The closing ceremony was graced by Machakos County Executive Member Dr Consolata Mutisya who represented the Governor, County Director of Education Margaret Mwirigi among other officials from the Ministry of Education.

Dr. Mutisya hailed the organising committee for choosing a befitting theme of ‘developing a professional and ethical teacher through sports.’

Kenya Teachers’ Training Colleges Association Secretary General Paul Maina presents the winners of the 2024 KTTCSA National Ball Games.

She said the teacher trainees had power to inspire and shape the next generation.

KTCSA Secretary General Mr Paul Maina led the presentation of trophies and certificates to winners and declared the event a success.

A total of 41 colleges with 1300 players participated in the ball games competitions.

Next competitions will be held in Western Region next year.

By Stephen Muthini.

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