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Tachasis targets maiden National schools hockey title

Tachasis girls will be making their debut at the term one Kenya Secondary school sports Association (KSSSA) with the aim of lifting the title.

As underdogs, the Nandi based school will be working their way to kill the underdog tag as they target East Africa secondary school games.

Under head coach Daniel Kibaba, they were surprise winners girls hockey at Rift Valley school games held at St. Patrick’s High school, Iten two weeks ago following their 2-0 win against national champions Trans Nzoia Mixed.

Goals came in courtesy Gladys Cheroben and Lydia Moraa.

“As much as we are going for the nationals for the first time, we have what it takes to lift the title. My girls are preparing well. Our destination is to play at the finals,” said Kibaba.

They lead pool A alongside Coast Region and former champions St. John’s Kaloleni, Eastern winners St. John’s Kibwezi and Nyanza’s Nyamira girls.

 “For us, Misikhu remains the main opponents unlike in pools where we are sure of progressing. I can see Misikhu (from Western and Kerugoya from Central topping pool B therefore we are preparing for either of them. But Misikhu stands out. These Western schools are serious in sports and if we meet them either in semifinal or finals, then we are ready,” said Kibabab.

According to the hockey draw released by KSSSA, the host region, Coast will still present two teams in both hockey boys and girls as North Eastern does not present hockey teams.

The two teams are St. John’s Kaloleni as Coast One and Bura girls as Coast two. Bura leads pool B Misikhu (Western), Hillcrest (Nairobi) and Misikhu (Western).

POOL A

Coast 1. (St. Johns Kaloleni)

Eastern (St. Josephs Kibwezi)

Nyanza (Nyamira Girls)

Rift Valley (St Mary’s Tachasis)

POOL B

Coast 2 (Bura Girls)

Western  (Misikhu)

Central (Kerugoya)

Nairobi (Hillcrest)

Source: The Star Newspaper

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