Kenya Intercounties Youth Sports Association (KYISA) volleyball ladies defending champions Kakamega County has been pooled against neighbours Siaya, Laikipia, Migori and Makueni counties at this year’s KYISA volleyball competitions which officially kick off tomorrow, 25th April 2023 at the Chuka University, Tharaka Nithi County; being held under the theme “Talanta Mashinani”.
The Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports and Arts Hon. Ababu Namwamba while opening the seven day fete at Kirubia Stadium, Monday afternoon, called on the athletes to exercise high levels of sportsmanship and discipline terming the event a unifying platform for the different communities in Kenya.
Speaking at the sidelines of the event, Kakamega County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Social Services, Sports, Youth, Gender and Culture Mr Mophat Mandela flanked with the Chief Officer for Sports Mr Joseph Abucheri, said the girls are ready to defend the title won in the last (2022) edition in Kajiado County and expressed optimism that Kakamega representatives in the other disciplines – football boys and girls as well as volleyball boys – will also give a good account of themselves in their respective draws.
The decorated County soccer team that unceremoniously exited the 7th edition at the pool stage has been drawn in Pool A against hosts Tharaka Nithi, Narok, Trans Nzoia and Makueni Counties. The matches will be played at Kirubia Stadium. In the ladies football, Kakamega will renew rivalry with Nakuru in their first pool B match before playing Elgeyo Marakwet county at the same venue
Kakamega men’s volleyball team is in pool B against powerhouse Trans Nzoia, Nakuru and Migori counties.
Host Governor H.E Muthomi Njoki and Hon Jonathan Mueke the Principal Secretary State Department for Sports and Arts also attended graced the opening ceremony.