Rugby enthusiasts in the Nyanza region were treated to a spectacular display of skill and sportsmanship on the 1st of October, 2023, as Lions Kisumu hosted the highly-anticipated Nyanza Region Prescott Championship. The event saw three formidable teams—Kisii High School, St. Mary’s Yala, and Nyabondo—battling it out on the rugby pitch for the regional title and the chance to represent Nyanza at the upcoming Nationals.
The tournament’s initial structure had four teams in contention, with Homa Bay High School expected to participate. However, St. Mary’s Yala received a direct qualification to the finals as Homa Bay High School was unable to attend the event, setting the stage for an epic showdown between Kisii High School and Nyabondo in the semi-finals.
In the semi-final clash, Kisii High School demonstrated their rugby prowess by securing a convincing 22-0 victory over Nyabondo, earning their ticket to the highly anticipated finals.
The finals were a culmination of the day’s intense competition, featuring Kisii High School and St. Mary’s Yala. Both teams exhibited exemplary skills, tenacity, and a deep passion for the sport. Rugby enthusiasts were treated to an electrifying match as the two teams battled fiercely for the coveted Nyanza Region Prescott Championship.
In a thrilling contest, Kisii High School emerged victorious with a final score of 7-5, securing their place as the Nyanza Region Prescott Champions. Their remarkable teamwork, strategic play, and unwavering determination played a pivotal role in their success.
As the newly crowned champions, Kisii High School has earned the privilege of representing the Nyanza region at the Nationals, scheduled to be held at the RFUEA grounds from the 12th to the 14th of October. They will carry the hopes and aspirations of the region as they compete against other top schools from across the country.
The Nyanza Region Prescott Championship held at Lions Kisumu on October 1st, 2023, was a thrilling testament to the talent and passion for rugby in the region. Congratulations to Kisii High School for their remarkable victory and to all the teams for their outstanding performances. As Kisii High School prepares to represent Nyanza at the Nationals, they carry with them the hopes of their region and the promise of an exciting and competitive showdown on the national stage.