Secondary School National Games Commences in Kakamega
Secondary School National Games Commences in Kakamega. The Kenya Secondary School baseball games will be held on August 8, 2023, with Kakamega County serving as the host.
According to the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA), the tournament would be hosted in Kakamega High School, Bukhungu Stadium, St. Ignatius, Mukumu Boys, St. Peter’s Seminary-Mukumu, Kakamega Approved School, and Masinde Muliro University.
The five-day event will pit schools from several counties against one another in sports such as hockey, football, volleyball, rugby, and handball.
Schools who are sponsoring the activities will release their pupils today in preparation for the competition to begin.
The organizers claim that every effort is being made to ensure that this year’s festival is a tremendous success.
“We will be releasing our boys on Monday morning to give the participating teams a conducive environment,” said the principal of St. Ignatius Mukumu Boys.
Schools will begin to arrive in Kakamega and the neighboring districts on August 5-6, as mandated by the KSSSA, producing a frenzy of activity.
“We expect all the participating teams on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6,” says Quinto Omusugu, general secretary of the KSSSA Western area, “after which they will train in their various spaces and familiarise themselves with the local environment.”
The referees in charge of the various matches will practice from Saturday, May 5 until Monday, May 7.
Football is the tournament’s main draw, with some exciting matches scheduled.
Pool A includes the Western area football champions Shanderema Secondary School, as well as the North Eastern champions Bute Secondary School, Agoro Sare, and Kirangari Boys Secondary School.
St. Antony Boys Kitale, a six-time national champion, stands out in pool B, along with Dagoretti High School from Nairobi, Matiliku Boys High School from the Eastern District, and Serani Boys High School from the Coast.
Western will be represented in the Rugby 7s by four teams: Koyonzo Boys, Vihiga High, Bungoma High, and Kimobo Secondary School.
The Rift Valley victors, Menegai High School, will be joined by the coast’s Trans Nzoia Bwake Boys, Garashi, and Shimba Hills. Kiambu High and Alliance Boys are both in the city center.
Eastern is home to Kangaru School and Kitondo School. While Saint Mary’s School Yala and former champions Maseno School will represent Nyanza, Upperhill and Lenana School will represent Nairobi.
Kwathanze Girls Secondary School from the Eastern Region is in Pool A with Soweto Secondary from Nairobi and Vyambani Secondary from the Coast.
In Pool B, the reigning silver medalists are Kesogon from the Rift Valley, Karima Secondary from Central, Nyakach Girls from Nyanza, and Mwitoto Secondary from Western.
Vitengani from the Coast, Namwela Secondary from the West, and Tumaini Secondary from the East make up Pool A in boys volleyball. Pool B features Onjiko Boys, Ruthimitu Secondary, 2004 winner Tetu, and Andersen Secondary.
Semifinalists will be allowed to compete in the Federation of East Africa Secondary School Sports Association (FEASSSA) games, which will be held in Rwanda. The tournament’s 20th edition is scheduled for August 17-27, 2023.
Fernandes Barasa, the governor of Kakamega County, congratulated KSSSA for selecting the county to host this year’s school games and added that the county is ready to host the competition.
“Because it will encourage expansion, this event is critical for our county’s economy.” As a result, I guarantee the organisers’ entire safety. “I’m sure the participants will enjoy their stay here because we are a peaceful and welcoming people,” he said.