Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA) Trans Nzoia Mixed leads the schools category at the 2018 edition of Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA).
Trans Nzoia joins other eight schools set to battle for honours set for January 11 at Fort Jesus, Mombasa.
After reclaiming the national girl’s hockey title, the school went on to win the East Africa Games in Musanze, Rwanda. And they lead nine girls schools have made it to the preliminary nominations of Girls School of the Year.
The list is dominated by schools which competed in Term One Games national showpiece and proceeded to the East Africa School Games in Musanze, Rwanda.
They include Kaya Tiwi, Moi Girls Kamusinga, Trans Nzoia Mixed, St. Anne’s Sega Girls, Tigoi Girls and Butere High School. Others who made into the list are Kwanthanze, Kwale Girls and Soweto Academy.
To make the cut, Kaya Tiwi on their hand, won national titles in both basketball and netball, and grabbed bronze medal in basketball. They also placed fifth in netball at the East Africa competitions.
Kwanthanze Secondary School is the volleyball champions at both the KSSSA national Games and the FEASSSA tournament. The school’s handball team finished third at the nationals. Kwale Girls won their first national football title in their second appearance at the top level in the country and went on to make it a double by winning the East Africa trophy.
St. Anne’s Sega Girls handball side finished second at the nationals and third in Rwanda, while their volleyball team reached the Nyanza Regional stage. The outfit from Siaya played second fiddle to Moi Girls Kamusinga who recaptured the national handball gong and settled for silver in Musanze,Rwanda.
In their maiden appearance at the national stage, Butere Girls made it to the basketball finals but settled for silver and placed seventh at the FEASSSA Games. Tigoi Girls grabbed double silver medals in hockey— finishing second behind Trans Nzoia Mixed—both at the national and East Africa stages. Thes chool’s basketball team was finalist in the Western Region Games, where they lost to Butere Girls. Kibra-based volleyball side Soweto Academy positioned second at the nationals and fifth at the East Africa Games