Laiser disqualified from games,Upper fill in

By elvince joshua
Apr 16, 2021

Kenya Secondary School Sports Association boys Basketball defending champions, Laiser Hill has been disqualified from the ongoing games after fielding ineligible players during the Metropolitan games last month.

Laiser’s place has been taken by Upper Hill, the losing finalist. “Laiser fielded players in Form Five who was barely one year old at the institution as required by the law and as a result they have been disqualified from taking part in the games,” confirmed KSSSA secretary General David Ngugi.

Upper Hill wrote a protest letter to the association who responded to their request and the School principal, Peter Orero.

Orero now believes Upper Hill can go all the way to the final and their dream will be aided by the fact that their players competed in the Basketball league warmup games.

Upper Hill did not disappoint in their first match with a massive 79-22 win over Kapsabet Boys.

Joseph Ongoro scored a point high of 18 Joseph Njeru and Emmanuel Nagura managed 11 each for upper Hill.

Shimba hill coach fault refereeing

Shimba Hill of Coast region coach John Ojilo was not pleased with the level of officiating after he lost his opening match to Lakeside representatives Maseno.

“The officials are not fair, the same falls they were calling on my side are the same falls that occurred on the opponents side, they were somehow subjective, ” said Ojilo.

Maseno who is coach by Paul Otula who is also the Basketball chairman forced a slim win over a defiant Shimba Hill from the Coast with a 46-42 win.

Maseno took an early lead in the first quarter going ahead 7-2,9-2, 9-5 before Shimba caught up with them 10-10 at the end of the quarter.

The two teams tied again 18 up but Shimba score two points to take the game 20-18 at the end of the second quarter.

Shimba took control in the third quarter with a 33-30 lead but Maseno came stronger in the final quarter that they won 46-42. Otula however praised his opponent after the match describing them as worthy opponents.

“I have to give a lot or commendation to them, they gave us a lot competition, they did their best,” said Otula.