Kisii School down Yala in sudden death to win Nyanza Region Schools 15s title

Kisii School in a past action. Photo Courtesy/Kisii School.

Kisii School emerged victorious once again in the Nyanza Region Schools 15s games, securing a hard-fought 8-5 sudden-death triumph against a determined St. Mary’s Yala in the final showdown held at Kisumu Polytechnic on Saturday.

Lee Arstone’s squad entered the match determined to defend the title they had claimed the previous year.

Kisii School lead

They managed to take the lead in the first half, with Stafford Nyambane scoring a crucial try. However, Kisii couldn’t convert the try, settling for a 5-0 lead as they headed into halftime.

Kisii School in action. PHOTO/Kisii School

Kisii School in action. PHOTO/Kisii School

Maintaining their composure and defensive prowess, Kisii held onto their narrow lead as the game progressed. Yet, St. Mary’s Yala mounted a spirited comeback effort in the second half, eventually equalizing with a last-minute try, levelling the score at 5-5 and forcing the match into sudden death.


During the tense sudden death period, neither team managed to break the deadlock in the first half, leading to a scoreless draw.

However, Kisii seized the opportunity to clinch victory when Matrix Matangi successfully converted a penalty kick four minutes into the second half,  earning his team a crucial three points and securing the championship title once again.

Mang'u and Kisii School during the Mang'u Opens. PHOTO/Mang'u

Mang’u and Kisii School during the Mang’u Opens. PHOTO/Mang’u

With this triumph, Kisii School earn the opportunity to compete in the Nationals once more.

Match results

Anjego 00 vs 07 Kisii

Nyabondo 12 vs 05 Agoro Sare

Maseno 29-00 Gekano

Yala 65-00 Cardinal

Anjego 26-00 Agoro Sare

Kisii 22-00 Nyabondo

Maseno 39-00 Cardinal

Yala 41-00 Gekano

Nyabondo 21-07 Anjego

Kisii 24-00 Agoro Sare

Gekano 16-00 Cardinal Otunga

Yala 00-00 Maseno

Semi 1

Kisii 03 – 00 Maseno

semi 2

St. Mary’s Yala 08  vs 05 Nyabondo


Maseno School vs Nyabondo


St. Mary’s Yala 5-8 Kisii School


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