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Champs Butula School leads Busia county

Champs Butula School leads Busia county


Saturday, March 16 2024

KNA by Absalom Namwalo

Defending national Rugby 15th champions, Butula School will lead Busia County in Term One games of the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association Games at Chavakali High School in Vihiga County starting March 23, 2024.

Butula will represent the county in handball boys and rugby boys. They emerged champions of the Busia County Games during the finals held at Sigalame High School.Butula are the rugby boys, champions after whitewashing All Saints 38-0 in last year’s finals of the KSSSA games.

They are in pool, A which is dubbed the “pool of death.” The group includes national 7th champions Koyonzo and runners-up Chavakali from Vihiga County and Kimobo from Bungoma County.

In handball, Butula emerged overall champion after beating Kolanya Boys in the final. They repeated the same feat in rugby after beating St Mary’s Mundika Boys in the final match.

They will also be represented at the regional games in drama at Friends School Kamusinga.Former basketball boys’ national finalists Sigalame will represent the region as top finishers after beating Butula in the final match.

Kolanya Boys emerged as hockey boys’ champions after beating Mundika in the final. Two teams in each discipline will represent the county at the regional qualifies.

Salvation Army Aboloi Secondary emerged as handball girls’ champions after beating St Joseph Chakol in the final to lead the county at the regional games as champions.

Salvation Army Kolanya Girls National School was crowned basketball champions after their victory over St Cecilia Nangina Girls in the final.

Kingandole took the hockey girls’ crown after edging Nangina Girls in a thrilling final to see the two teams book tickets for the regional games.

Musingu from Kakamega County will also feature at the regional games as the national hockey champions. They achieved the feat last year after beating St Anthony Kitale 1-0 in the final match.

Tigoi from Vihiga County lost 0-1 to Nyamira Girls in the hockey girls’ final.National basketball champions Butere Girls will be featured at the regional games by also being the national champions.

They beat Kaya Tiwi from Coast 51- 21.The regional games will see the resurgence of former national handball champions St Luke’s Kimilili Boys and Moi Girls Kimilili, and former national hockey girls champions St Cecilia Misikhu Girls.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education State Department for Basic Education has ordered the stoppage of zonal competitions for Term II games.

” It has come to our attention that some sub-counties in the region are planning to commence zonal competitions for secondary schools Term II games,” Regional Director of Education Western Region, Jaredo Obiero said.

Obiero noted that the sanctioning of the games will cause confusion and a heavy burden to the schools, which are now actively involved in science fair, drama, and Term I Sports.

The director told those planning for the zonal competitions to stop and plan them from the beginning of Term II.

” However, schools are allowed to continue with their internal practices and engage in friendly matches, ” Obiero said in the letter copied to the Principal Secretary State Department for Basic Education.

Courtesy; KNA

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