Burumba Storm Rugby Quarters as Kamuriai, Mabunge Bow out of Soccer Action

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Burumba Secondary school from Busia County stormed the quarter finals of the Rugby Sevens to set a date with Bungoma High School as the Western Region Secondary Schools Games entered the second day in Mumias on tuesday.

Burumba who finished third during the County Games at Kamuriai High School will be joined by St Peter’s Mumias, Musingu, Mukumu, Kibabii, Vihiga and Chavakali.
Butula Boys, the county champions and Sigalame who finished second were knocked out after losing two of their preliminary matches.

Burumba lost one match 7-10 to Chavakali before beating Ebusiloli 15-14.
Butula, the 2016 regional games semi-finalists were beaten 21-14 by Kibabii and 31-7 by Vihiga while Sigalame losing 21-5 and 19-0 to Musingu and St Peter’s Mumias respectively.

Busia Under-19 soccer champions Kamuriai and runners up Mabunge were knocked out in the preliminary round matches after losing two matches a piece.

Kamuriai were beaten 3-0 by 11 times national champions Kakamega Green Commandoes in the match watched by Busia County Executive Committee Member for Youth and Sports Bernard Yaite. Kamuriai lost their second match after losing 6-1 to Bukembe.

Mabunge were equally unlucky. They were beaten 2-0 by Koyonzo before succumbing to a 0-1 defeat to Kabula. Yaite attributed Kamuria’s exit to lack of physical fitness.
In the Under-16 category Kolanya were beaten 2-0 by Kibabii before drawing 1-1 with St Peter’s to retain qualification hopes. Makunda had also mixed fortunes. They beat beat Emanani before drawing 1-1 with Nakalira.

Kingandole Girls under 16 side were eliminated after 1-2 and 0-2 to Maeni and St Teresa Itete. The senior team retained qualification hopes after beating Lusengeli 2-0 and losing 1-3 to former national champions Archbishop Njenga.

In volleyball , Kolanya Girls had mixed fortunes wining one match and losing the other. They beat Mudavadi Girls 3-0 before losing to Bulimbo girls by the same margin.
Butula Boys faced similar fate. They lost 0-3 to Malava before beating Chavakali 3-0. Katakwa had also one win and a loss.

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