Champions dominate as Nairobi Region School Games in Mathare

Part of action at Nairobi Region School Games that began Wednesday July 10 in Mathare Sub-county. Photo courtesy

National boys’ volleyball champions Ruthimitu Mixed launched their Nairobi Region title defence on a high as this year’s Term Two games began at various grounds in Mathare Sub-county.

Boys and girls football champions Dagoretti High and Dagoretti Mixed as well as girls volleyball holders Soweto Academy also triumphed in their respective matches.

At Eastleigh High School, Ruthimitu who are keen to return to the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) National Term Two games for a third year made light work of Woodly to win their opening Pool A match in straight sets of 25-7, 25-8 and 25-9.

In Pool B, former national champions Hospital Hill beat Githurai Secondary in straight sets of 25-10, 25-5 and 25-4. Hospital Hill are looking to reclaim their title they last won in 2017 and secure a return to the national games. They were dethroned in 2018 by Langata High and are yet to salvage their crown.

In the girls contest, titleholders Soweto Academy showed class as they crushed their Pool A opponents to seal a place in the round of 16. Soweto dismissed St Georges and Langata Barracks in lopsided encounters that would see them cruise to victory without a struggle. They beat St Georges 25-7, 25-3 and 25-6 before whitewashing Langata Barracks 25-2, 25-6 and 25-1.

Exuding confidence, Soweto coach said that his charges are yearning to qualify for the national games and win their maiden title. “We have been at the nationals since 2016 but have never won and the girls are yearning to make it happen this year. We will continue working hard so we can achieve our objective,” Wafula said.

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In Pool B, last year’s finalists Brownhill beat Ruaraka 3-0 (25-7, 25-11, 25-9) to increase their chances of winning this year’s title. Brownhill are looking to end Soweto’s long reign that has seen them dominate the region since 2016.

In football, champions Dagoretti High won all their Pool A matches to advance to the knockout stage. They chalked a 4-0 win against Loresho Secondary before completing the preliminaries with a 3-0 victory over Langata High. Against Loresho, Joash Agega netted a brace in the 15th and 17th minutes and Wesley Ouma and Meshack Nyabuto added the third and fourth goals in the 40th and 60th minutes.

Dagoretti Mixed Secondary football squad

Former Nairobi champions Highway beat Brownhill 1-0 in their opening Pool C match before drubbing Jehova Jire 2-0 to seal their place in the knockouts.

Peter Mutua scored Highway’s lone goal against Brownhill in the 42nd minute while Humphrey Aroko and Mohammed Hassan were on target against Jehova Jire. Waylight also booked their place in today’s round of 16 matches after beating Githurai Secondary and Genesis Joy by an identical score of 3-0.

In netball, Parklands Arya also secured their last 16 slot after winning their Pool E matches. They beat Ngara Girls 30-7 and Dandora Secondary 27-19.

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