There will be new champions in soccer under 16 boys at the ongoing Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) at Shimo La Tewa ground, Mombasa County.
Title holders St. Anthony Kitale lost their second match, losing an opportunity to qualify into semifinal match to be played at the same venue on Friday morning as girls’ defending champions advance to semifinal play.
The Rift Valley representatives collected a single point against Kakamega on the opening day and lost two consecutive matches. The champions lost 1-0 to Garissa High school on Wednesday and to Ramisi on Thursday to seal their fate in group A matches as Kakamega and Waa advanced into the best four.
Former champions Passenga Boys topped pool B after beating Upper Hill 4-1 in their last match.
Wiyeta Girls’ half an open chance to defend their title after qualifying to play at the semifinal match on Friday. The Rift Valley representatives won their last match Utithi from central 3-0 in pool A as Olympic beat Jabini 3-0.
Waa Girls beat already qualified Chebukaka girls 4-1.
In handball girls, Utithi girls won against North Eastern Girls 56-01 while Moi Girls kamusinga won against St Francis Cheptarit 34-15, while former champions Sega girls beat White House 26-11.
In boys category, Western representatives Mukumu boys beat Ndaluni 27-20, St Georges beat North Eastern 21-09, Kenyatta lost to Ribiero 22-10 before Sinyerere 17-27 against Kanyawanga.
National champions Kaya Tiwi sealed the top four place after winning all their three matches in netball. On the last day, they managed to shine against St. Dorcas 60-21, Obambo shone against North Eastern 107-01, Karuri beat Utithi narrowly by 38-29 before Mukuyu won against Cheptil 38-31.