Vihiga High, Madira Girls Crowned Vihiga 7s Champions

Vihiga High School rugby smashed Senende Boys High School 22-00 to emerge victorious in the Vihiga County Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) term two rugby 7s finals held at Esalwa secondary in Luanda Sub-County.

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6. Jul 2024
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Vihiga High, Madira Girls Crowned Vihiga 7s Champions

Melvin Mweresa opened Vihiga's account in the early minutes of the game with an unconverted try before Felix Awoka added yet another unconverted try to take Vihiga 10-0 up at the breather.

Upon the resumption of the second half, Vihiga kept putting more pressure on Senende's yard, a result that saw Hurdson Makokha breaking through Senende's defense to touch a center post try, Apwoka added the conversion to stretch Vihiga's lead to 17-00. Youngster Felix Apwoka grabbed a late-minute try to seal Vihiga's win with a 22-00 score at full-time.

Speaking to Citizen Digital after the win, Vihiga head coach Abdi Abdalla credited experience for his charge's win.

 

"It was a tough match, the semi-finals we were a bit shaky but we won, going to the finals my boys banked on the experience, and it paid off against Senende, am proud of the win and we look forward to Regional games," he offered.

Vihiga has now bagged the county title a record six consecutive times since 2019. Vihiga had earlier on beat Nyang'ori 28-14 in the semi-final to book their place in the finals while Senende defeated former East Africa Champions Chavakali High School who finished third 12-07, Levin Phergisin scored a brace for Senende while Xavier Imbabi scored Chavakalis lone try.

Melvin Mweresa from Vihiga High was named the top try scorer of the tournament with seven tries.

The girls' category saw Madira claim the championship, triumphing over Kisangula Girls with a 26-0 win. A brace from Diana Joy and a try each from Whitney Omari and Naomi Andeyo were enough to secure the championship for Madira.

 

The Western Region games will be hosted at Bungoma High School later this month.

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