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Aug 10, 2010-

Nairobi Province representative’s Jamhuri denied former National Secondary schools soccer champions Kakamega High a win on the first day of competition on Tuesday at the Kisumu Polytechnic.

After a scoreless first half Kakamega High, popularly known as the 'Green Commandos', drew first blood in the 50th minute through Aggrey Meja's left foot shot, which beat Jamhuri custodian John Onyemba.

The never-say-die Jamhuri immediately stepped up the tempo and came back on level terms in the 68th minute after Harrison Mwendwa did all the spadework before offloading to Jackson Oketch to finish the dazzling move.

Mwendwa who was part of the national Copa Coca Cola team that represented Kenya in the Africa COPA Coca-Cola Championship that preceded the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa was a joy to watch with fancy footwork and ball juggling skills.

In the other match of the day St.Marks Mokorogoinwa of Nyanza dispatched the groups' presumed whipping boys Isiolo Boys from North Eastern 4-0. Frank Otieno opened the goal's account in the 2nd minute, before Wycliffe Rageni double the scores in the 70th minute. Team captain Dennis Zachary added the third in the 78th minute while Richard Ondicho hit the final nail on Isiolo's coffin in the 82nd minute.

St. Marks who beat a gritty Kisumu Boys in the Nayanza Provincial final made light work of the woeful Isiolo Boy as they completely dictated the pace of the game from kick off.

In Girls football, New Jogoo Girls from Nairobi showed their intentions by thrashing Shimba from Coast 5-0 with a brace each from Wendy Achieng and Murol Auma. Jennifer Adhiambo scored the last goal.

Nyanza representatives Sega Girls were in top form beating Gekomoni also from Nyanza 6-0 in another pulsating match. Gekomoni came in after Abusalama from North Eastern failed to show up.

In boys’ volleyball, Malava High School from Western Province lived up to their pre-tournament favourites tag by seeing off Shujaa Mekatilili from Coast province in straight sets of 25-17,25-17,25-14.

In the other boys volleyball match, Tetu from Central Province thrashed newcomers Ambira boys from Nyanza 3-0 (25-18,25-17,25-15).

In Girls volleyball, Weaver Bird (Rift Valley) thrashed Moi Uloma (Nyanza) 3-0 in sets of 25-18,25-12,25-18 while Kikoneni from Coast Province beat Bute from North Eastern 3-1(25-16,25-21,25-16).

 Steve Omondi 

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