Kisumu Day reach hockey finals at Nyanza Games
Kisumu Day will hope to crown their unblemished record with a victory in the boys’ hockey final when they come up against bitter rivals Homa Bay High School on Wednesday.
They made the most of their imposing first day exploits to secure a place in this year’s finals of the Nyanza region games being held at Homa Bay Boys.
The team followed their opening day 1-0 victory over pre-tournament favorites Agoro Sare with a 1-0 win over St Mary’s Yala to make the cut for the semifinals.
In the semifinals, the Booker Odhiambo-led side left it late to hit home the winner to secure a berth in the final yet unblemished.
Team Coach Odhiambo Booker heaped praise on his players for doing the Italian job.
“The boys played very well even though we missed several scoring opportunities but I hope we’ll play better in the finals.”
The coach blamed injuries to some of his midfield players are the reason for occasional lackluster performances.
“We had a loophole in the midfield and I feel that is why we played so poorly there.”
The seasoned coach has set his sight on clinching the finals and also going all the way in the national competitions
“We are planning to win this trophy and also the national championships. That is achievable since we are playing better than last year.” He reaffirmed.
In the finals, they will come up against this year’s hosts Homa Bay who convincingly overcame Agoro Sare 2-0 in the other semifinal.
In the girls, final Nyamira Girls will battle it out with Ambassador Pamela Mboya for the regional crown.
However, despite drubbing Dede 5-0, Sinyolo Girls were bundled out of this year’s competitions after there were found culpable of fielding an ineligible player. After a brief examination of her documents, the student from Kerugoya was found to be a repeater and shouldn’t have participated in any capacity in the games.
Finals fixtures March 20, 2019 at Homabay High School
Agoro vs Chianda
Maseno vs Yala
Agoro Sare vs Maseno
Ngiya vs Barchando
Kanyawanga vs Mbita
Sega vs Msare
Kisumu Day vs Homabay high
Nyamira Girls vs Ambasador Pamela Mboya
Cross Country Boys
1 Joel Moturi Kisii 096 23:00.1
2 Felix Lorenge Kisii 091 23:19.7
3 Mogeni Castor Kisii 086 23:26.9
4 Duke Momanyi Kisii 097 23:32.8
5 Bonface Monyoncho Nyamira 056 23:34.9
Cross Country Girls
1 Christine Chesire Kisii 022 19:40.9
2 Miriam Chepkoech Kisii 073 20:17.7
3 Sophy Chepkemoi Kisii 028 20:31.8
4 Lucy Mogire Kisii 092 20:55.8
5 Cynthia Otieno Kisii 086 20:56.2
6 Eunice Ombogi Kisii 093 20:59.0
5000m Walk Women Final
1 Nanjala Lenah Mogonga Kisii 086 26:33.6
2 Belinder Onyango Keberesi Kisii 021 28:57.3
3 Eunice Kimori Kiendege Nyamira 051 29:13.3
10000m Walk Boys
1 Keyborn Obato N Keberesi Kisii 021 51:04.0
2 Vicky Omondi O. Ngutu Kisumu 481 53:38.0
3 Calvin Mecha Kiendege Nyamira 079 54:31.0
4 Patrick Mbuni Kiendege Nyamira 069 55:09.0
1 Brigid Jeptoo Kibet Keberesi Kisii 028 37:16.0
2 Angellah Kemuma Mogonga Kisii 073 39:47.0
3 Lucy Matete Isebe Nyamutande Migori 049 41:41.0
4 Faith Kemunto Ikamu Nyamira 059 43:06.0
5 Faith Chepkirui Kandege Kisumu 448 45:20.0
6 Beryl Achieng Nyabisawa Migori 046 46:07.0
1 Joel Abuti Muturi Keberesi Kisii 096 29:45.0
2 Jackson Tongi A. Mogonga Kisii 097 30:42.7
3 Denis Ogonga Naya Siaya 002 32:09.1
4 Charles Nyangacha Jera Siaya 001 32:25.7
5 Nyamoseti Thomas Nyamotamo Migori 041 34:38.3
6 Alvins Opiyo Wachara Homabay 029 35:29.6
7 Nicholas Miyayo Lieta Homabay 052 36:35.0