Kisumu Day, Agoro Sare share spoils in rescheduled match of Nyanza Region secondary school games

Kisumu Day and Agoro Sare players greet each other after their Nyanza Region football match today in Kisii County.

Kisumu Day Secondary School from Kisumu County and Agoro Sare of Siaya have today morning settled for a 1-1 draw in their Nyanza Region Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) entertaining football match.

The match was played at Kisii High School and fans were not allowed to attend the mouth-watering clash.

The game was postponed yesterday after fans caused chaos at Cardinal Otunga Mosocho before the start of the match.

Officials were forced to stop the match and rescheduled it for today morning. The regional games enters Day two today at Cardinal Otungal Mosocho.

Disappointed foodstuff vendors at Cardinal Otunga Mosocho High School main entrance. Photos by Enock Okong”o                           

In yesterday’s melee, foodstuff vendors selling bananas, sugarcane and oranges counted big losses after business at Cardinal Otunga Mosocho was disrupted by football fans who led to the postponement of the game pitting the two sides in a pool A.

The eager fans  who beat drums, blew flutes and hit empty tins flooded the fielda and roads and made the traders to take to their heels for safety as the police watched helplessly.

Some of the curious fans at Cardinal Otunga Mosocho on Day One of the champiosnhips.

It was at that point when Kisumu Day Coach Booker Odhiambo raised concern over the security of his team and demanded the venue to be changed.


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“My players are not secure and fans cannot wait for danger to occur and come to regret later. The match has to be stopped,” he said.

Investigations by Education News team noted incidences of a group of people carrying clubs and other crude weapons as they swaggered around the field pelting stones and sometimes exchanging fists.

Police and march officials.

Agoro Sare Coach Fredrick Okumu said he was ready to adhere to the decision of the officials.

“If they tell us to play here or anywhere else where there is security I will comply. My boys are ready and determined to defend their glory in football,” he said.

Cardinal Otunga Mosocho High School Deputy Principal in charge of Administration Gerald Ayiera appealed to participating teams and fans to maintain peace and order.

Football fans elated at Cardinal Otunga Mosocho High School.

“We urge them to observe courtesy and avoid interfering with any of our tender tree seedlings around the fields.

He expressed optimism for the matches to end well adding that Cardinal Otunga is a Christian institution that cherishes love and unity.

By Enock Okong’o

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