June 18, 2012

Secondary Games

Last weekend all of our Suba Laker Secondary Girls were in action playing for their respective schools in various zonal and district competitions throughout the Province.  We were able to go and watch several of them play on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Moi Girls Secondary School in Sindo won their two preliminary matches 4-0 and 2-0.  It seems like those were warm-up games for them because they kicked it into another gear winning the semifinal 5-0 and the finals 7-0.  Playing on the left wing Irine Achieng scored 7 goals in the 4 matches and Sharon Bizmark, playing on the right wing and as a striker, scored 5 goals.  Together they helped Sindo win their zonal and qualify for the regional tournament in two weeks.

Jera Mixed Secondary School were able to win their District Championship Game 3-0 over former powerhouse Sega Girls Secondary School.  It was a convincing win against a quality team.  1st Year students Raysha Jedida, Alicent Awuor and Leah Ongojo made solid contributions to help their school qualify for regionals in two weeks. 

Kobala Mixed Secondary school also won their district on Sunday as 1st Year student, Caren Akeyo, scored the first goal in the opening minutes and the goals kept on coming after that with 6 by the halftime whistle.  It ended in a 10-0 drubbing.  In the semifinals they only won 3-0, but they showed their true potential in the finals.  Their impressive wins gave them a ticket to the Regional Finals next week. 

Gekomoni also won their district over the weekend with a 7-0 victory.  Belinda Awuor and Judith Mayor played solidly in the field and Eliva Awuor didn’t allow any balls past her in the goal.  Gekomoni has had very strong boys teams over the past couple of years, winning the province and even reaching the national finals, but this year they are trying to also put a strong emphasis on the girls and see if they can compete with Kobala and Jera.     

In Homa Bay, we had five of our players representing Bishop Okullu Magare Girls and two more playing for Asumbi Girls High School.  Asumbi had won the district 10 times out of the last 13 years so Magare was trying to stake their claim to girls football supremacy in the district.  Both teams were equally matched and they competed hard against each other.  Midway through the second half Magare broke through with a good finish inside the box from Suba Laker Damarice Awino.  They held on for a 1-0 victory with the 1st year student as the conquering hero.  One interesting part of the game was the captain for Magare was Mary Lucy Adhiambo (Suba Lakers and former CGA student) while the captain for Asumbi was Mary Lucy’s younger sister Linet (also Suba Lakers and former CGA student).  The two sisters met the referees before the match and competed hard for bragging rights in the family, but this time around the older sister prevailed, leaving the younger one waiting for next year.  Magare is proceeding to the Regional Finals in two weeks.

Sindo, Jera, Kobala, Gekomoni and Magare are all competing in the Regional Finals over the next two weeks for the chance to play in the Provencal Tournament in July.  All of them are heavy favorites to win their regions and book their tickets to face off with the best teams in the Province.  We hope to see all of them there!

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