Ntugi Girls eye slot in national basketball games

Ntugi Girls will be hoping to go a step further after having their basketball progression twice cut short at the regional level.

The team which has won all five of the last Buuri District basketball championships have been a permanent fixture in Meru County Games but have only twice before advanced to the Eastern Region; in 2013 and 2017.

This year, they have won three of their four opening fixtures in the region and the Games Department head Mwenda Lumange believes they can go on and earn qualification for the National Games.

“The school principal Ithinji Mbaabu has been so supportive of the team especially by sponsoring it for tournaments which has given good exposure and motivation to the team,” Mwenda told Citizen Digital.

Their impressive 59-01, 48-10 and 30-6 wins over Ntunene, Gundua and Maua have enhanced their status as one of the few Day schools in Meru excelling in the sport.

SUMMARISED RESULTS 

Handball
Girls 
Egoji 10-06 Rubate
Embu 03-27 kigari

Boys 
Rubate 14 -29 Meru
Kigari 13 -31Igoji
Meru 29 -07 Embu

Hockey

Boys
Kigari 4 – 0Meru
Rubate 0 -2 Egoji

Basketball

Girls 
Meru 39 -12Egoji

Boys
Egoji 49-28 Kigari
Meru 61 -22Rubate

Netball

Girls 
Kigari 43-8 Embu
Embu 4- 33 Igoji
Igoji 21-24 Meru

-Report by Aaron Muthomi