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MMUST take overall title as KUSF championships on home turf

Hosts Masinde Muliro University of Science and technology (MMUST) dominated the Kenya Universities Sports Federation that concluded today in Kakamega.

In handball men, Kenyatta University edged out defending champions the University of Eldoret (UOE) 23-22.

The Kenya handball premier league side KU’s coach Robert Osano said that after winning the title way back in 2021, they failed to retain their title due to examination back at school but the return has finally handed in fruits.

“This was a good return and reclaiming our title. It is a good move for us as a school and the players at large,” said osano.

In girls handball, Daystar were too good for MMUST 20-11 with head coach Martin Kamau promising to improve come next year and retain their tite.

Competing in the first season, Kamau said that the team remained unbeaten starting from their conference matches to the national.

“Last season, we finished in position 7th at the cobference and we went onto the drawing board to see what we can do. We started training and now we are champions,” said Kamau.

The hosts beat Rongo 20-15 while Daystar were 18-14 winners against KU at the semifinals.

Hosts were the volleyball champions in both women and men. Taking home advantage, the women side were 3-1 winners against Kirinyaga University in 21-25, 25-14, 25-15 and 2-15 with coach Kevin Mulinya saying that the victory came in after much preparations through training.

“We have been preparing this for many years and this is our maiden title. Last year, we managed to finish 4th and we went back to study our mistakes and now we are champions,” said Mulinya.

He added that they made it because they used to have many friendly matches and playing in major open tournaments to strengthen their efforts.

The University of Nairobi were 3-1 winners against Maseno (22-25, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-19) to take home bronze medal at the play-offs.

Kisii and KU were netball women and men winners. Kisii managed to beat Mount Kenya University (MKU) to record their maiden title with 44-41 after extra time play following a stalemate at the final whistle of 35 goals apiece.

Enock Mokua, the Kisii head coach said that last year, they won silver after losing to Machakos at the finals, they had to restructure the team for victory.

“This is our first title and we want to ensure that we defend come next season. We had many tournaments across the region and that has paid us,” he said.    

 KU men beat Kisii 31-21 for the title.

Selected results

Netball

Men:

Final-KU 31-21 Kisii

Play-off Maseno vs UOE

Women

Final: Kisii 44-42 MKU

Playoff: Machakos 26-32 KU

Soccer

Men

Final: UON 1-3 KU

Playoffs: Kirinyaga 1-2 MMUST

Women

Final: MMUST  1-0 Kisii

Playoffs: MKU 1-5 Zetech

Handball

Women

Final: MMUST 11-20 Daystar

Playoffs: Rongo 14-18 KU

Men

Final: UOE 22-23 KU

Playoffs: Kisii 21-14 Egerton

Volleyball

Women

Final: Kirinyaga 1-3 MMUST (25-22, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-19)

Playoffs: UON 3-1 Maseno (21-25, 25-14, 25-15 and 25-15)

Men

Final: MMUST 3-1 Chuka (25-14, 22-25, 25-18 and 25-18)

Playoff: MKU 3-2 UON (18-25, 21-25, 27-25, 25-21 and 16-14)

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