Rusinga School Set to Make Debut in NSSSA Girls’ Hockey

Jan 07, 2022
  • The 2012 Nairobi Secondary Schools Sports Association girl’s hockey league starts on January 26.

Rusinga School will make their debut in this year’s Nairobi Secondary Schools Sports Association girl’s hockey league which starts on January 26.

They have been drawn in Pool A with the defending champions Hillcrest Secondary, Parklands Arya, Moi Nairobi Girls, Precious Blood and Kianda. Former champions Pangani head Pool B which also has Mt. Laverna, St. Georges’ Secondary, State House Girls, Kenya High, Buru Buru Girls.

At the pool stage, the teams will play a round robin league on a home and away basis. The top two teams in each pool shall proceed to the knock-out semi-final stage. In case of a tie, the results shall be decided by the head-to-head results, goal difference and goals scored.

James Akweri, the chairman of the NSSSA sub committee released the fixtures and predicted a close match between the top teams.

“We have an exciting time ahead and expect some upsets. Although all the eyes would be on Hillcrest Secondary and Pangani Girls, we have a lot of quality teams this time,” Akweri added.

The winner of the NSSSA league will represent Nairobi at the national championship in April. Some of the teams could benefit from a coaching seminar which has been organized by the Kenya Hockey Union from Januray 6-8 at the City Park Stadium and Parkands Sports Club.

Pool A: Hillcrest Secondary, Parklands Arya, Moi Nairobi Girls, Precious Blood, Kianda High, Rusinga.

Pool B: Pangani Girls, Mt. Laverna, St. Georges Secondary, State House Girls, Kenya High, Buru Buru Girls.

Fixtures 

January 26: Hillcrest v Kianda, Precious Blood v Parklands Arya, Moi Nairobi Girls v Rusinga, Pangani v Kenya High, Mt. Laverna v State House Girls, St Georges v Buru Buru Girls. January 31: Moi Nairobi Girls v Hillcrest Secondary, Rusinga v Parklands Arya, Kianda v Precious Blood, St. Georges’ v Pangani, Buru Buru Girls v Mt. Laverna, Kenya High v State House Girls. February 2: Hillcrest Secondary v Rusinga, Kianda v Parklands Arya, Precious Blood v Moi Nairobi Girls, Pangani v Buru Buru Girls, Mt. Laverna v Kenya High, State House Girls v St. Georges’. February 7: Precious Blood v Hillcrest Secondary, Moi Nairobi Girls v Parklands Arya, Kianda v Rusinga, State House Girls v Pangani, Mt. Laverna v St. Georges, Kenya High v Buru Buru Girls. February 9: Hillcrest Secondary v Parklands Arya, Moi Nairobi Girls v Kianda, Rusinga v Precious Blood, Pangani v Mt. Laverna, St. Georges’ v Kenya High, Buru Buru Girls v State House Girls.

Second Leg February 14: Kianda v Hillcrest Secondary, Parklands Arya v Precious Blood, Rusinga v Moi Nairobi Girls, Kenya High v Pangani, State House Girls v Mt. Laverna, Buru Buru Girls v St. Georges’. February 21: Hillcrest Secondary v Moi Nairobi Girls, Parklands Arya v Rusinga, Precious Blood v Kianda, Pangani v St. Georges’, Mt. Laverna v Buru Buru Girls, State House Girls v Kenya High. February 23: Rusinga v Hillcrest Secondary, Parklands Arya v Kianda, Moi Nairobi Girls v Precious Blood, Buru Buru Girls v Pangani, Kenya High v Mt. Laverna, St. Georges’ v State House Girls. February 28: Hillcrest Secondary v Precious Blood, Parklands Arya v Moi Nairobi Girls, Rusinga v Kianda, Pangani v State House Girls, St. Georges’ v Mt. Laverna, Buru Buru Girls v Kenya High. March 6: Parklands Arya v Hillcrest Secondary, Kianda v Moi Nairobi Girls, Precious Blood v Rusinga, Mt. Laverna v Pangani, Kenya High v St. Georges’, State House Girls v Buru Buru Girls.

 

 Eric Odanga

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