County champions Butula lead Busia team to regional competitions

Butula School is leading the Busia contingent into the Western regional championships next week.

Defending national rugby 15s champions Butula will lead the charge of Busia representatives as the Western region secondary school Term One games enter another level.

This is part of the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association games build up to the national championships.

The Western region chapter will be staged in Chavakali High School in Vihiga County starting March 23, 2024.

Butula will represent the county in handball and rugby, both boys. They emerged champions of Busia County during the finals held at Sigalame High School.

They are in pool A, which is dubbed ‘group of death’. The group includes national 7s champions Koyonzo, runners-up Chavakali from Vihiga County and Kimobo from Bungoma County.

Former basketball boys national finalists Sigalame will represent the region as top finishers after beating Butula in the final.

Kolanya Boys emerged hockey champions after beating Mundika in the final. Two teams in each discipline will represent the county at the regional competitions.

Salvation Army Aboloi Secondary are the handball girls champions after beating St Joseph Chakol in the final to lead the county at the regional games.

Salvation Army Kolanya Girls National School was crowned basketball champions after their victory over St Cecilia Nangina Girls in the final.

Kingandole took the hockey girls crown after edging out Nangina Girls in a thrilling final to see the two teams book tickets for the regional games.

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Butula in past action. They are the champions of Busia in handball and rugby to lead the county to the Western regional championship.

Musingu from Kakamega County will also feature in the regional games as also the national hockey champions. They achieved the feat last year after beating St Anthony Kitale 1-0 in the final match. Tigoi from Vihiga County lost 0-1 to Nyamira Girls in the hockey girls final.

National basketball champions Butere Girls will be featuring at the regional games by virtue of being the national champions after they beat Kaya Tiwi from Coast 51- 21 last year.

The regional games will see the resurgence of former national handball champions St Luke’s Kimilili Boys and Moi Girls Kamusinga and former national hockey girls champions St Cecilia Misikhu Girls.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education’s State Department for Basic Education has stopped the premature zonal competitions for Term II games.

“It has come to our attention that some sub-counties in the region are planning to commence zonal competitions for secondary schools Term II games,” Regional Director of Education Western Region Jaredo Obiero said.

Obiero noted that the sanctioning of the games will cause confusion and heavy burden to the schools, which are now actively involved in Science Fair, Drama, and Term I sports.

The director told those planning for the zonal competitions to stop and plan them from the beginning of Term II.

“However, schools are allowed to continue with their internal practice and engaging in friendly matches, “Obiero said in the letter copied to the Principal Secretary State Department for Basic Education.


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