Schools eye glory as National games kick off in Nairobi


Nairobi, KENYA: Schools from across the Country on Tuesday morning locked horns at the State House Girls and Nairobi School to compete for national honors in this year’s National Term One Games.

The one week long championship will see students tussle for titles in different disciplines among them Rugby 15s, hockey, basketball, swimming, heptathlon and decathlon.

Last year’s winners in girls’ basketball Kaya Tiwi from Kwale are scheduled to launch their title defense with a tie against three-time champions Tigoi Girls from Western Region in Pool ‘B’ which also has Kirigara of Eastern and Loreto Limuru from Central.

In boys category, Aga Khan from of Mombasa will battle the reigning champions Upper Hill, Nyanza Region champions Kisumu Boys and Kangaru of Eastern.

Rugby 15s and hockey boys’ titles are up for grab after last year’s winners Bungoma High School and Friends School Kamusinga respectively fell short at the regional level.

Day One Fixtures (Tuesday)

Hockey Boys

Kisumu vs Dr Ribiero

Musingu vs Shimo la Tewa

Meru vs Upper

St Anthony vs Mangu

Hockey Girls

Bura vs Kerugoya

Moi Girls vs Sinyolo

Parklands vs St Joseph’s

Kibwezi vs Misikhu

Rugby 15s

Upper vs Alliance

St Mary’s Yala vs Kangaru

Nairobi vs Kakamega

Galana VS Laiser

Basketball Boys

Kangaru vs Aghakan

Upper vs Kisumu Boys

Chavakali vs Laiser

Wajir High vs Nyeri Baptist.

Basketball Girls

Senior Chief Ogle vs Buruburu

Nyamira vs St Brigids

Kaya Tiwi vs Tigoi

Kirigara vs Loreto