National Primary Schools’ Ball Games and Gymnastics kicks off in Eldoret
In the opening football boys’ match, which was a repeat of last year’s football boys finals, defending champions Nzoia Region were held into a barren draw by Metropolitan Region.
In the second Pool A match in boys’ soccer, Northern Region beat Aberdare Region by 2-1.
Issa Minhaj opened the score sheet in the 15th second of the first round of the match when he made a long kick from the middle of the field directly into a goal.
Maro Abdalla from Garissa Primary school netted the second goal from Northern Region in the 18th minute of the first half. Aberdare’s consolation goal was scored by Mohammed Haret of Laikipia Primary in the second half.
In another Pool B boys’ soccer match, Coast region beat Highland 4-1 to win the match. Ijema Isamael scored all the four goals for the Coast region –scoring one in the first round the three more in the second round. Sammy Lolopole scored the consolation goal for Highland Region.
2014 champions Lake Region were beaten 3-1 by Mau Region in their boys’ Pool B Foot Ball.
In girls’ football, Hellen Nzilani netted the lone goal in the 48th minute to give Highlands Metropolitan region 1-0 to win their opening match in Pool B.
Defending champions Nzoia region beat Highland Region 29-7 to win the match.
Nzoia Region also beat Aberdare by 24-9 increasing hopes of retaining their 2015 title.
Three year in champions in boys and girls volleyball, Mau Region beat Nzoia 3 (three) sets to nil ((25, 4) (25, 7) (25, 13)). Mau Region also beat Nothern in their girls volleyball match by 3 sets to nil (25, 3) (25, 19) (25, 9).
In what seemed like a repeat of the 2015 finals for the Net Ball boys, defending champions Lake Region beat Aberdare 24 to 5 to win their first Net ball match. In another Pool A match, Nzoia beat Mau 13 to 10.
Nestlé Kenya through its MILO brand sponsored the 2015 national primary school balls games to a tune of Sh5million.