Regional, National Champions Headline Girl Schools SOYA Nominees

Dec 11 - by SPN Correspondent for sportpesa news

Kaya Tiwi, Moi Kamusinga among those who got the nod to vie for the awards that will be held in Mombasa on January 11

Past school winners at the annual SOYA Awards. PHOTO/File

  • Kwale won their first national football title in only their second appearance at the top competition in the country and went on to make it a double by winning the East Africa trophy
  • Tigoi grabbed double silver medals in hockey— finishing second behind Trans Nzoia Mixed—both at the national and East Africa finals

NAIROBI, Kenya- Nine girls schools have made it to the preliminary nominations of Girls School of the Year ahead of the 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards set for January 11 in Fort Jesus, Mombasa 

Schools that competed in Term One National and proceeded to the East Africa School games in Musanze, Rwanda dominate the list. 

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, Trans Nzoia reclaimed the national girl’s hockey title and went on to win the East Africa Games in Musanze, Rwanda. 

Tiwi on their hand, won national titles in both basketball and netball, and grabbed bronze in the former at the regional event. They also placed fifth in netball at the East Africa competition.

Kwanthanze are the regional and national volleyball titleholders whilst their handball team finished third at the local showpiece. 

Kwale won their first national football title in only their second appearance at the top competition in the country and went on to make it a double by winning the East Africa trophy.

Sega handball side finished second in the nationals and third in Rwanda, while their volleyball team reached the Nyanza Regional finals. 

The outfit from Siaya played second fiddle to Moi Girls who recaptured the national handball gong and settled for silver in Musanze, Rwanda.  

In their maiden appearance at the national stage, Butere made it to the basketball finals but settled for silver and placed seventh at the FEASSSA Games. 

Tigoi grabbed double silver medals in hockey— finishing second behind Trans Nzoia Mixed—both at the national and East Africa finals. 

The school’s basketball team were finalists in the Western Region Games, where they lost to Butere. 

Kibra-based volleyball side Soweto Academy positioned second at the nationals and fifth at the East Africa Games.