Nzioa region won most of national Kenya Primary Schools sports Association (KPSSA) games and will be seeking to defend their various titles in the national championships that kicks off on Wednesday at Hill and Wareng high school in Eldoret.
The region won football boys and girls, handball boys and girls, before finishing second in netball girls and volleyball girls followed by Mau region that recored wins in both volleyball boys and girls, netball boys before finishing second in handball boys.
Regarded as football powerhouse, Nzoia region will begin defending their football titles for both boys and girls during the games on a high note.
Nzoia boys will start their title defence against Metropolitan at 9:00am who are in pool A alongside Northern and Aberdare regions.
National KPSSA secretary Amos Rono said the championships are expected to be highly competitive since there are many new comers who will provide a new system of play at the national level.
“Following heavy battles witnessed during the regional games, teams won various titles with no county representation more than two teams. Like Mau region, we witnessed new winners,” said Rono.
In Mau region, new comers Baringo, Nakuru and Narok won in football boys, handball girls, and netball boys respectively.
The defending champions won against Coast region last year and the laster are in pool B against new comers Mau region representative Baringo who won their first time regional football title.
Baringo beat region defending champions Kericho by a solitary goal to get a slot for national event. Last year runner-upm Coast are in pool B with Lake and Highlands region.
New comers Uasin Gishu County will represent represent Mau region in football girls who are placed in pool B with last year finalists Lake region, Aberdare and Coast regions.
Defending champions Nzoia are in easy pool A with Metropolitan who are the main challenger together with Highlands and Northern regions.
Mau region will be seeking to defend both boys and girls volleyball titles during the games. Boys will start their title defence against Northern region on Wednesday.
Nandi County boys won the Mau region by beating hosts Uasin Gishu 3-0 (25-15, 25-17 and 25-5) games last weekend. Mau is placed in group A alongside Highlands, Aberdare and Northern while last year finalist Nzoia has been pooled in B with Lake, Metropolitan and Coast regions.
In girls’ volleyball category, Mau will begin its title defence with Lake region in pool A that has highlands, and Metropolitan while first runner up Nzoia are in pool B with Aberdare, Coast and Northern regions.
Nzoia, which won last year’s handball boys and girls titles will open their title defence on Wednesday with neighbours Lake region in boys category in pool A with Aberdare and Highlands regions while finalists Mau, the hosts is in group B alongside Coast, Northern and Metropolitan region. Girls will be chasing for title defence with hosts Mau, Metropolitan and Abadare in pool A while runner up Coast are in pool b with Lake, Highlands and Northern regions.
Hosts will begin their netball girls defence against Northern, Highlands and Nzoia in pool A before last year finals Lake region will face metropolitan, Coast and Abadare regions while boys defending champions Mau region are pooled with Northern, Highlands and Nzoia in pool A while pool B has Lake, Metropolitan, Coast and Abadare regions