Kilifi’s St John’s Girls suffer embarrassing defeat at national competitions

St John's Girls Kaloleni were beaten 10-0 and 9-0 in girls football at the national competitions in Nakuru./COURTESY

St John’s Girls Kaloleni from Kilifi County recorded the poorest performances ever in secondary school competitions after suffering three defeats without scoring a single goal.

The Coast Region champions football team were smashed 10 goals in their first game against Wiyeta Girls before ending the match day with another defeat of 9-0 in the hands of Mwira girls.

The former national champions had a difficult time at this year’s national tournament after finishing the group matches with another shock defeat of 5-0 from Kobala Girls.

Having won the county and regional games, the Rabai Sub-County based school were expected to be at their best in the national competition since they have been dominant in the previous years.

The defeats have raised questions from football fans who were closely following the school’s progress since they used to crash their opponents with the same high scorer mark.

Meanwhile, in football boys Serani school from Mombasa was also knocked out in the group phase after winning one match, one draw and losing one game against Olbolosat, Kabarnet and Kisumu Day respectively.

Elsewhere, in Basketball, Dr. Aggrey from Taita Taveta County will face Dagoretti high today in the finals after beating Kamusinga 90-53 in the semi finals on Sunday.

Kaya Tiwi Girls from Kwale who also reached final by clinching a convincing win of 64-49 against Ototo girls will battle it out with Olympic girls for the title.

St George’s from Kilifi County suffered a 6-1 defeat against Kamusinga in Hockey in the semi final games on Sunday as the other Coastal region schools in different disciplines were knocked out at group stages.

Today is the last day of the three days tournament in Nakuru and the winners will represent the country in the East African Secondary School Championship in Arusha, Tanzania later this month.