Butula coach Shimenga speaks on team’s preparedness, targets ahead of KSSSA National 15s

Butula's Libondo Shimenga receives a ball from Paul Murunga. PHOTO/Libondo Shimenga

Reigning KSSSA national 15s and Western Region champions Butula Boys High School are gearing up to defend their national title at the upcoming national school games scheduled to take place at Machakos school from April 6th to April 14th, 2024.

The Libondo Shimenga-led charges are poised for another remarkable performance after their stunning victory over western giants Koyonzo in the regional finals where the former stunned the latter 10-03 to secure the coveted regional trophy.

Butula coach’s comments

In an exclusive interview with Scrummage Africa, Coach Shimenga expressed his confidence in his team’s ability to retain the national title. He emphasized that their preparation has been meticulous and comprehensive, leaving no stone unturned in their quest for success.

Butula High School in past event. Photo Courtesy/Butula.

Butula High School in past event. Photo Courtesy/Butula.

“We are fully prepared and ready to defend our national title once again,” he asserted.

Butula are in pool A alongside Eastern region champions and hosts All Saints, Saint Patrick’s and Nyanza region champions Kisii School.


Pool B features the second runners-up in the hosting region Kitondo School who will play coastal region champions Marafa High, Nairobi region champions Lenana School, and Central region champions Mang’u High School.

Asked about his targets heading to national, Shimenga who stands as one of the most decorated tacticians in Kenya said his charges are all aware of their sole goal which is beyond Kenyan borders.

“They (Butula) all know our target is to go to East Africa and eventually win, but first we have to win the national first,” he said.

Butula High School in past event. Photo Courtesy/Butula.

Butula High School in past event. Photo Courtesy/Butula.

Shimenga admitted he didn’t win last year’s East Africa title due to missing some of his key players.

“You see last year, when we went to East Africa, I missed the services of my key players one of them being Rayvon Ambale who by the time we were heading to Rwanda, it was the same time that he was flying to the UK for the scholarship and we hurriedly fixed his position” he offered.

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