By John Ochieng.
Nyandiwa TTC are this year’s Buop Open tournament champs after thrashing Kisumu Day 3-1 in a penalty shootout in men’s football final played recently at Homa Bay High School grounds.
The college became the first team to retain the trophy since the tournament was started 10 years ago. Neither team found the back of the net in the 90 minutes of play forcing direct penalties to be taken.
Nyandiwa’s Jack Oure, Brian Miguna and Fedy Ochola ensured their kicks went right into the net as Kisumu Days Brian Ndegwa, Andrew Ochieng and Castro Otieno kicks went wide with Felix Otieno scoring the only goal.
In the girls’ soccer, Nyakach Girls High School which also represented the nation in the East African Ball Games in Eldoret took the honour when they played the finals against themselves after splitting their teams A and B where team B carried the trophy after beating A 2-0.
In volleyball girls’ finals, Mabera Girls who are also the national champions beat Asumbi TTC 3 -0. Mabera scored 25-20,25-21,25-22.
In volleyball boys, it was all technician and teacher affair as Asumbi TTC beat Mawego TTI by 3 sets to 1. Asumbi scored 25-19 with Mawego posting 25-20.
The third set was tense. However, Asumbi showed their might by winning the fourth and fifth sets 25-18,25-22. In netball, Nyarach Girls from Rongo Sub-County beat Kobala 45-30.
In rugby boys, Homa Bay High School beat Otieno Oyoo by 27-15 as Asumbi Girls beat Nyakongo 30-12 in rugby girls finals.
In handball boys, Kanyawanga High School beat Msare Boys 24-15 before Nyamanga Secondary beat Msare Girls 11-8 in the handball finals.
In hockey boys, Rongo Club knocked out Homa Bay Boys 3-1 before Asumbi TTC took hockey girls trophy.