Agoro Sare, Mbooni for top award at SOYA fete
Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) national games debutants Lelmokwo, Agoro Sare and Mbooni Boys Secondary schools have been nominated in the school team of the year award (boys’ category) at the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year (SOYA) awards to be held in Mombasa on January 24.
After years of toil and endless near-misses, the three now have a chance of rewriting the formbook. For long, they have been playing second fiddle, always falling short in their quest for glory.
Their previous campaigns had been nothing but tears, anguish and disappointment, but all that was washed away in one of the most memorable ways this year.
The three no doubt left notable marks in various disciplines.
Lelmokwo picked silver in boys’ volleyball for a maiden slot to the East Africa Games held in Arusha, Tanzania.
On their part, Mbooni Boys were second in handball behind record holders Kimilili, who are also in the running for the award.
Mbooni also featured in football at the national level for the first time. Agoro Sare’s run in basketball saw them reach the national semis while their rugby sevens team made their debut at the national championships.
It will not be smooth sailing for the three new kids on the block as they have a task of muscling the big boys for the award. Among the big shots are double rugby 15s and Sevens titleholders Kakamega School and Upper Hill.
The two schools carried the day in their respective versions of the sport at the national and East Africa games producing Most Valuable Players (MVP) in the process.