EA Games: No Kenyan representative in both boys, girls finals as Dagoreti take final bow

The 2019 East Africa School games will not have any Kenyan team in both the boys and girls final as the last team standing- Dagoreti High School from Nairobi, have been felled in the semi-final by Ugandan school Buddo SS this evening in Arusha Tanzania.

Friday morning had Kenya with a massive three representative in the semi-finals of both boys and girls but Itigo and Nyakach each bowed out agonizingly close through post-match penalties.

Itigo- second-place finishers at this year’s national games held in Kisumu, managed to hold Mukono High School from Uganda to a barren draw in regulation time but were undone in the shootouts when they couldn’t covert their 9th kick. Mukono won 9-8 in the shoot-outs.

Dagoreti High fell 1-0 to Buddo SS [IMAGE- File]

Meanwhile, Kenyan champions Nyakach Girls produced the more thrilling of the semi-finals when they locked horns with Kawempe Muslim Girls, the Plateau Queens having their tie end in a 2-2 stalemate.

Penalty shoot-outs then followed and the champions fell 4-3 meaning the final plays out as an all-Ugandan affair.

Dagoreti, the only non-Ugandan school in the boys’ semi-final, fell 1-0 to Buddo SS, the very team that had beaten Kenyan champions St Anthony’s Kitale 1-0 in the group stages.

The final sees Buddo versus St Mary’s Kitende who beat Jinja SS 2-0 in the other semi.