Mwiruti Boys will be defending their two titles, the football under 19 and under 16 titles when Uasin Gishu Secondary Schools Sports (UGSSSA) gets underway this Friday in various fields.
The school ball games features volleyball boys and girls (Moi Girls), Netball *(Hill School), Rugby7s (Wareng), racquet (Moi Girls), Decathlon and Heptathlon (University of Eldoret), cross country (University of Eldoret) and football boys and girls U19 and U16,
In the under 19 category, the champions are placed in pool D alongside Chesegor and testimony secondary schools while the under 16 side has been pooled together with Kemeliet and Abrar high schools in pool A.
With the area hosting Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) national championships, head coach Fredrick Owino is optmisitic that they will defend their titles and represent the county at the regional level.
“Being the defending champions for both under 16 and under 19 our players are ready for the task ahead and we’ve actually prepared ourselves adequately,” said Owino.
He added that their main challenge is that some of their players, who are in under 16 squad do feature for under 19 team and fields being allocated distance apart makes it hard on their participation in both.
“This gives me a headache on which side will they finally feature since they’re highly talented players who have great future in football. Otherwise we’re set for the game,” added Owino.
The under 19 boys and girls will be playing their matches at Hill School while under 16 boys and girls will be playing at Uasin Gishu High school (UGHS) and Moi Girls’ grounds respectively.
In other U19 schools, UGHS is placed in pool A together with Bwayi and University of Eldoret, pool B has Harvard, Ziwa and Chebisaas, pool C conists of Arnesens’ Wareng and Racecourse.
In girls U19, defending champions Mwiruti are pooled together with Kaplelach and Kemeliet in C as St.Catherine, Bwayi and Plateau lead pool A followed by Chepkoyo, Kuinet and Biwott in pool B while pool D has Ngeria, Tapsagoi and Kalyet.