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East Africa Champions Nyamira, Kwanzanthe Lead Race for 2023 Soya Women’ Faculty Group of the 12 months Award


Nairobi — Reigning East Africa hockey and volleyball champions Nyamira Women from Siaya and Kwanzanthe from Machakos counties are amongst ten colleges nominated for the 2023 Sports activities Character of the 12 months Awards (SOYA) set for March 1 in Nairobi.

The ten are battling it out within the Women’ Faculty Group of the 12 months as the colleges’ class returns to SOYA having final featured in 2019 earlier than the Covid-19 struck resulting in the suspension of sporting actions.

Nationwide volleyball champions Kesogon (volleyball), Butere Women (basketball and soccer), St Joseph’s Kitale (handball, hockey), Ototo Blended (basketball 3×3) and netball winner Oyugi Ogango may even be contesting for the distinguished award.

Former East Africa and nationwide soccer holders Wiyeta, Madira Women and St Maurice Mwira Women who received the rugby 7s title full the star-studded lineup.

Whereas Nyamira shall be hoping their first SOYA award, Kwanzanthe and Wiyeta shall be hoping that girl luck smiles on them as soon as once more having received the coveted trophy in earlier editions of the annual sports activities gala.

Kwanthanze had a really profitable 12 months regardless of struggling a shock-defeat to Kesogon to relinquish their nationwide crown.

They put up a spirited battle to avenge their nationals lose to Kesogon and retain their title and safe their seventh regional gong.

It was a memorable 12 months for the regional giants who had earlier on beat Morocco’s Lycee Bin Anzarane to be topped Africa champions.

Identified for churning out expertise and feeding the nationwide crew Malkia Strikers and high golf equipment within the nation, Kwanthanze’s exploits earned them a spot in historical past as one of the profitable colleges within the sport.

Kwanzanthe’s Terry Tata brilliance noticed her bag the East Africa and Kenya Volleyball Federation girls’s league Most Priceless Participant accolades.

For Kesogon, on their second look on the nationwide championship, they managed to dethrone African, East Africa, and nationwide champions Kwanthanze 3-1 in an exhilarating ultimate at Kakamega and safe a spot on the bus to Rwanda.

Butere basketball and soccer groups are additionally within the race for recognition having received nationwide titles.

After a few years within the chilly, Butere popularly often known as Purple Commandos returned to the nationwide scene with a bang thumping Wiyeta 1-0 to grab the nationwide crown.

In basketball 5×5 Butere rose to the event in Eldoret drubbing defending champions Kaya Tiwi 51-41 to bag a maiden nationwide title within the competitors.

Dethroning Kaya Tiwi was candy revenge for Kakamega County ladies who had misplaced to the Coastal giants in the course of the 2018 nationwide ultimate performed at Kangaru Faculty.

Butere is amongst Kenyan faculty which have embraced variety having fielded three groups in Huye, Rwanda.

Nyamira Women are worthy rivals having ended a 32-year nationwide trophy doubt.

That they had fairytale run dominating from the sub county degree to recapturing the hockey titles that the Kenyan ladies had misplaced to Uganda’s Kakungulu Memorial in 2019.

The spine of Nyamira’s triumph crew captain Vivian Akinyi was named the FEASSSA 2023 Most Priceless Participant (MVP) St Joseph’s Women Kitale edged out handball defending champions Moi Women Kamusinga 16-15 raise the trophy.

St Joseph’s hockey crew additionally earned its place on the nomination listing following their spectacular present on the East Africa video games. The improved from a third-place end on the nationals to bag silver in Rwanda.

Madira Women completed third on the nationwide video games and received the Soccer Kenya Federation Ladies Division One total.

Little identified Ototo Blended Secondary Faculty made historical past by clinching the primary ever nationwide title in basketball 3×3 after seeing off St. Brigid’s Kiminini 14-9 to ebook their ticket to Rwanda the place they completed third bagging bronze medal.