When underdogs bite at school games

Underdogs failed to remain at the bottom and went ahead to bite the mighty in the semifinals of the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) at Hill School, Eldoret.

Moi Girls Nangili, who made it to the national for the first time, will play in the final against regulars Wiyeta Girls in girls under 16 soccer.

Nangili from Western region, Kakamega County beat defending champions Olympic 2-0 with Noel Oruko netting a brace. Nangili will play Wiyeta who shone against Coast’s Waa Girls 3-1.

Jecinta Rehemana netted twice on 5th and 15th minute before Sarah Wangila netted the winner on 18th minute as Tahija Mwambiti scored  consolation on 51st minute through a penalty kick.

In boys U16, St. Anthony thrashed Nyanza’s Riyabu 5-0 in the first semifinal. Ansar Shamun netted a brace on 8th and 52nd minute while Kennedy Mwandwa scored in between as Juma Lokogo scored the last two in 64th and 72nd minute.

Former national champions Arch Bishop Njenga girls will play new comers Kwale girls in girls’ U19.

Njenga, returning into the national after three years, ousted Nginda 2-0 in the first semifinal while Kwale shocked Kobala 3-1 in the second semifinal match.

It was another surprise as Olbolsat won 2-0 against favourites St. Anthony’s Kitale in soccer under 20 and will play former champions Kakamega High school at the final. Kakamega beat another new comers Dagoreti High school 4-3 in post-match penalties following barren draw in normal and extra time.

Alex Njuguna scored the opener for Olbolsat before Sila Wangila sealed the victory on 82nd minute.

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