Moi Girls Nangili will be making their debut at this year’s Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) to be staged in Eldoret’s Hill School starting from July 20th.
The school’s head of Sports department Christopher Ambeyi is optimistic that despite going to the championships as underdogs, they will make it to the final and their target is the maiden soccer under 16 title.
“This is our first time at the nationals. This is the furthest we have played soccer because we have been losing at the counties but this year, we have a good dream,” said Ambeyi while training his girls at the school field ahead of the finals.
Noel Oruko and Ivy Chepkurui scored a brace each to oust Maeni Girls 4-0 in a final match played at Booker secondary school in Mumias last weekend to secure a national title..
Coming from Kakamega County, the school was too good for Bungoma County’s Maeni.
He added that despite the team nursing minor injuries, they are training well and will leave nothing to a chance but a win will propel them.
“Right now we are training for the national championships and the girls play as a team, they are disciplined and hardworking, that is why we have gone this far.
According to the fixture released, Nangili school is in pool B alongside former national champions Tartar girls of Rift Valley, Waa from Coast and North Eastern. But playing with champions, Ambeyi is not a worried man.
“In this pool, Tartar may give us much challenge but we are not shaken because a team, which has qualified for national championships should not be underrated at all,” assured Ambeyi who added the the school management has given the team morale support, motivating them and have provided them with training kits that is why they did very well at the Western regional championships.