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Daily Nation : February 18th 2014
52 | Sport Upper Hill, Shimba Hills walk home with Valentine’s goodies BY PHILIP ONYANGO email@example.com East Africa secondary schools basketball champions Upper Hill and Shimba Hills clinched the Valentine’s tournament titles at the weekend. In the tournament organised by Madaraka District Secondary Schools Sports Association, national boys’ champions Upper Hill beat Aquinas High 64-38 while Shimba Hills girls thrashed Buru Buru 44-18 in the finals. In the boys’ basketball semis, Upper Hill ‘A’ beat Upper Hill ‘B’ 54-37 while Aquinas beat Highway GOLF | Akram beats Munyao to win Junior title Kariuki the best player at Links’ Captain’s Prize He floors a big field to claim honours in Mombasa while Geita excels at Muthaiga BY LARRY NGALA @LarryNgala firstname.lastname@example.org Prize (Sylvester Odhiambo) golf tournament at the Links Mombasa Golf Club course. During the first round played on M Friday, Kariuki - playing off handicap 12 - posted nett 72 while the following day, he carded 37 stableford points to win with a difference of 35 points, beating long hitting Alan Dainty, playing off handicap four by five points. Dainty fired nett 76 and 36 for a differential of 40 points to settle for the second place though after beating third placed Symon Wambugu (73-33). Won by a point Veteran golfer Johnson Wamunyua was fourth on 41 points after a brilliant round of nett 68 though he could only manage 27 points the following day. WEEKEND GOLF RESULTS Thika; George Thuo Memorial Overall Winner: George Thuo Njuguna 40, Men winner: David Matano 39, Sylvester Ndungi 37 cb Patrick Ciano, Walter Njenga. Lady winner: Anastasia Karimi 36 cb Nancy Nganga. Guest Winner: J.M.Maingi 40, S.Karobio 33, Junior Winner: Simon Ngugi 35. Nakuru; Safaricom Golf tournament; Winner Fr Augustine Kipkemei 42 points, Joseph Gathumbi 40, Kimani Karanja 39 cb Humphrey Kuria 39; Lady Winner Nancy Kimemia 40. Nines John Githui 21, Benjamin Birgen 21. Karen; February Mug sponsored by Axis Real Estate; Gross Winner Peter Waweru 76 Gross, Div. A David Farrar 69, Ken Kiplagat; Div. B Richard Thande 61, Wade Kilburn 62, Div. C David Sifuma 62, Albert Ekirapa 67, Guest Winner Brian Njoroge 70 cb Ken Njoroge 70. Ruiru: Meridian Medical Center Golf Day: Men Winner J.Wahome 70 Nett; P. N.Mburu 72, E.G.Kuria 73, Guest Winner D.Milla 73, Nines; P.Nguyai 32, Dr.J.Karanja 36, Lady Winner J.Kanari 75, L.Kwendo 79. Eldoret; Pannar Seeds Golf Day; Overral winner K.Kiptoo 43 points, Ahmed Ferej 41, K.K Serem 40, Andrew Chelogoi 38 cb N.Gikonyo 38. buru Kariuki at the weekend beat a field of over 100 golfers to clinch the Captain’s The first round went to Sam Kamau on nett 70 and Patrick Kubai won the second on 37 points. Taking the prize for the past captains was Simon Maina on 45 points, winning by a point from Jaman Patel. Paul Macharia emerged the best senior on 47 points. The ladies title went to Wanjiru Ikua on 26 ahead of Jane Githere on 26 and Alice Wahome who took the third prize with 22 points. Winning the junior title was She- hryan Akram on 30 points. George Munyao was second on 37 points. Eric Ngeera fired 42 points to lead the caddies. At Muthaiga, David Geita was at his best form during the weekend as he posted 40 points to win the Maneno World Valentine Golf tournament. Won on countback He won on countback from J.R. McTough who eventually settled for the runner up prize. In the guest category, Charles Kihara carded 34 points to win the first prize by a point from Limuru’s Yasin Awale. The best league player was one of the club’s leading golfers, Evans Vitisia, who carded 39 points as Njoroge Kibugu on 38 was the top junior. The club had the previous day hosted the annual DMI (Diabetic Management Information Centre) Charity event which was won by Andrew Monyo, who posted 38 points after a countback with R. Gitau. Susan Kanyora posted 37 points to claim the ladies prize after beating Nancy Wettstein on countback. The team title went to the four- ball of Mwai Mbuthia, Selest Kilinda, Sam Kairu and Anderson Matheka with a total of 102 points. Secondary 46-24. Makongeni Secondary won the football and handball boys’ titles. In boys’ handball, Makongeni overwhelmed Aquinas 18-09 in the final while in the girls’ category, Jogoo Road floored Mukumu 17-13 in the final. In boys’ football, Makongeni beat Jogoo Road Secondary 1-0 to claim the title. In girls’ football, Buru Buru shocked former national champions Jogoo Road 1-0 to claim glory. Buru Buru Girls beat Huruma Girls 3-1 to win the girls’ volleyball title while in the boys’ category, Hospital Hill beat Aquinas High 3-0. DAILY NATION Tuesday February 18, 2014 Obuya: Change league format BY RICHARD MWANGI email@example.com After the 2015 World Cup quali- fiers debacle in New Zealand, where Kenya failed to book a place in Australia and New Zealand, former opening batsman and wicketkeeper, Kennedy Obuya, has urged Cricket Kenya to change the format of the local league. “CK should introduce a 90 overs league to be played over two Saturdays by at least four top teams,” Obuya told Daily Nation Sport. Obuya suggested a format from his personal experience in Australia, a top class cricket playing nation. “Senior players like Maurice Odumbe, Steve Tikolo, Thomas Odoyo, Jimmy Kamande, Peter Ongondo and I should be part of the squads as player-cum-coaches. The coach of the winning team should be given a chance to handle the national team. “I played the game in Queensland (Australia) for two seasons where the league included 90 overs games played over two Saturdays, which run for two months, 50 overs matches which run for 10 weeks and Twenty20 games played for 45 days, I do not see why the same thing cannot be done in Kenya,” Obuya said. He said CK can easily raise the teams for the 90 overs league from their pool of players. While in Australia in 2007 and 2008, Obuya did Level One and Two coaching courses and was supposed to coach for some time before he could go for level three coaching course. The former batsman was disappointed when CK failed to give him a chance when the board sent Steve Tikolo, Thomas Odoyo and Martin Suji for Level Three courses in South Africa. Signal clear for Left Foot season BY NATION CORRESPONDENT firstname.lastname@example.org All is clear for the Left Foot Sports Amateur leagues, which begin this weekend. This will be the ninth season of competition. In Division 1, NPC Parklands, Consolidated Bank, Makadara United, Nairobi Baptist Church, Total Touch Cargo, Madd FC, Black Diamond and Hurlingham FC will participate. Others are Rapid Communica- CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION National amateur golf team player Justus Madoya during the Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) Open Championship at Muthaiga Golf Club last Friday. Crown Paints will sponsor the national amateur team to the tune of Sh0.5 million during this year’s Kenya Open set for Karen Country Club between March 6-9. Kenyan amateurs can train easy for Open BY LARRY NGALA email@example.com Kenya’s six amateur golfers, who qualified to battle it out along with some of the world’s leading professionals during this year’s Barclays Kenya Open at Karen Country Club between March 6-9, can now train easy after landing sponsorship from Crown Paints. The top six amateurs are Golfer of The Year 2013 champion John Karichu of Limuru, Amateur Matchplay Champion Nelson Simwa of Vet Lab, national team captain Robinson Owiti also from Vet Lab, Justus Madoya (Great Rift Resort), Tony Omuli (Golf Park), and national junior champion Daniel Nduva of Nyali. The Kenya Golf Union (KGU) yesterday received a sponsorship package from Crown Paints worth about Sh0.5 million that includes expenses for the team’s training programme, caddy fee, golf shoes, T-Shirts, golf bags, towels, gloves and balls among other golf items which the players will be needing during the open. Speaking at Muthaiga Golf Club yesterday, Crown Paints Chief Marketing Officer, John Hadley, said the six players were capable of performing as good as the pros given support. “At the past our players have performed poorly because of the little support they have received and this is why we have decided to come and offer our support,” said Hadley. He added: “These individuals have a lot of potential to win international matches. Most of them being in the national team, and the Open being a prestigious tournament and a breeding ground for future champions, we must make sure that those representing the country are well prepared.” tions, Vision 2020 FC, NIC Bank, Ericcson Kenya, Strath FC, Myrobi Limited and Greenzone Property and Freight In Time Ltd. Emmerdale FC are clear favour- ites to win Division Two league title but will face stiff competition from Nyayo FC, Astral Aviation A, I.C.C, All Saints Cathedral, Safaricom Limited, MTN Business, Try City, Equity Bank , Jericho Adventist Church, YU-Essar Telekom, Young Boys and Mohammed Muigai FC. Elsewhere, Jericho Adventist Church were crowned champions of 2014 Nchi Yetu Cup after edging out Total Disaster 2-0 in the final at the weekend. The tournament brought together 28 teams to commemorate Kenya’s 50 years of Independence with a campaign against drugs, urging the youth to take up sports. Jericho pocketed Sh65, 000, Total Disaster took home Sh50, 000 while third-placed Nairobi Baptist were awarded Sh5, 000.
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