Koyonzo win maiden Kakamega County 15s title

Koyonzo High School in a past event. Photo Courtesy/Koyonzo
Koyonzo High School in a past event. Photo Courtesy/Koyonzo

Koyonzo High School have emerged as new Kakamega County Champions, dethroning the reigning champions Kakamega School following 33-9 win in a thrilling match at the St Peter Mumias Grounds.

Koyonzo, who won the National 7s title last year, put in a dominant performance to secure their first-ever Kakamega County title. Both Koyonzo and Kakamega are expected to proceed to the Western region games set for Busia County in April.

The match began with Koyonzo taking comanding lead, scoring three tries in the first half to establish a commanding 19-3 lead over Kakamega. The team continued to dominate in the second half, with two more tries against Kakamega’s three penalties.

Their five tries were from Siketa Jackson, Erick mbakaya, Branton Mulefu, Victor Michuki, and Darrell Omondi, bringing the final score to 33-9 in favor of Koyonzo.

Koyonzo Coach Eliud Okwemba is delighted to have won the first Kakamega County title and believes his side was well prepared for the contest.

“The game was excellent, and I’m delighted with the performance of our team. Our preparation for this tournament was top-notch, and it was evident from the way we played that we were better prepared than our opponents,” he told Scrummage Africa.

Kakamega, who are also the reigning East African champions following their title win in 2019, put up a valiant effort but were ultimately unable to overcome Koyonzo’s impressive performance. The victory marks a major milestone for Koyonzo, who have been steadily improving their rugby skills and tactics over the past three years.

The win puts Koyonzo on the map as a rising force in the Kenyan rugby scene and signals a bright future for the team.

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