Cheptil Boys High school will be seeking the fourth title at the East Federation of East Africa Secondary School Games that kick off on Saturday in Gulu, Uganda.
The Nandi based is hoping to bounce back to the regional title after losing the national title to their arch-rivals Malava boys in the semi final but managed to finish third to qualify for the regional games.
Following the school’s dismal performance in Eldoret last year in the national and regional games, head coach Daniel Kirwa said they are keen on making a comeback after failing to advance to the finals last year at the East Africa Games in Eldoret when Malava eliminated them in the semi-final.
“It was the worst moments for us at last year games but am hoping we will deliver good performance in Uganda. We failed to advance to the final but this year we are well prepared,” said Kirwa.
“We have crafted our winning strategy for our opponents in this championship. In the pool we are the only team we have met in Malava boys our rival,”Kirwa added.
Cheptil are in Pool B with Malava, Wagwa High and Buremba College of Uganda, P.S.Karubanda of Rwanda and Malakal Boys of South Sudan.
In Pool A, Kenya’s national champions Sengera will battle with B.S Kimanya and Luyanzi College of Uganda, Roi De Giteta (Burundi), Rusumo and St.Joseph Kabgayi from Rwanda.
“Our target is to win all our preliminary matches and top in the pool. It is always advisable to top the pool so that you increase your chances in the next level,” He said.
Cheptil also lost the third place play offs against Rusumo of Rwanda at the East Africa Games last year.