Kesogon Girls, Andersen Boys win inaugural Kesogon volleyball open tournament

Kesogon team Captain Mary Cherotich receives trophy. Photo: Osborne Benn 

The volleyball queens from Kesogon High School demonstrated their prowess by winning the inaugural Kesogon Annual Volleyball Open tournament. They defeated Eagles with a score of 3-0 in the finals held at Kesogon High in Trans-Nzoia on Sunday, May 29.

The Kesogon Girls played all their matches, from the group stage to the finals, without losing a single set. In the semifinals, they beat Nasokol 3-0, while Eagles won against Suwerwa 3-0 on the same court.

On the boys’ side, Rift Valley champions Andersen High defeated Butula from Busia County with a 3-0 set score, earning the championship title at the second court of Kesogon Mixed School.

In another competitive match, Chester TTC from West Pokot defeated Kisawai TTI from Trans-Nzoia 3-2 in a thrilling encounter. Kisawai had previously beaten Kinyoro 3-1 in the semifinals, while Chester overcame Jemunda 3-2. In the primary school category, Moss Endebess emerged champions by defeating Kesogon Cherangany 3-0.


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In the women’s club category, Prison Trans-Nzoia defeated Nasokol West Pokot, 3-0 to be crowned champions. In the semifinals, Prison had overcome KMTC 3-0, and Nasokol had beaten Chester 3-0. In the men’s club category, Kapsitwet from Trans-Nzoia beat Desert Warriors from Turkana with scores of 25:21, 25:23, and 25:20.

After the finals, the principal and chairman of the principals in Trans-Nzoia East, Wamalwa Wafula, presented the awards. He congratulated all participants and thanked the tournament sponsor, the principal of Kesogon Mixed School, Emmanuel Mukoya, for ensuring the event was conducted with discipline.

The winners received trophies and certificates, while the self organising clubs were awarded KSh10,000 and KSh5,000 for first and second place, respectively.

Timona Chakayi, the school’s sports department head, mentioned that over 26 teams participated in the tournament, including 14 women’s and 12 men’s teams. He highlighted that this marks the beginning of an annual edition.

By Osborne Benn

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