There is a need to encourage sporting activities in learning institutions across the country to promote cohesion and peaceful coexistence among students from diverse backgrounds.
At an awards ceremony for the winners of the Senior Principal Kitale National Polytechnic tournament, the institution’s principal, John Otieno Akola, said the tournament aims to promote cohesion and recognize talent among students.
Akola said the institution created the tournament two years ago, adding that it has helped promote sport and talent among students.
The electrical engineering team defeated their IT peers 2-1 in the finals, thereby being crowned champions of the 2022 Principal Cup. Electronics Youth Assistant Coach Joash Mmasi and his assistant Collins Ochieng played a quality game, scoring their goals through forward Peter Groach in the 15th minute.
IT defender Shadrack Ouma scored an own goal while trying to control the ball in the defensive area and gave the opposition a second in the 35th minute. IT’s goal was created by Allan Kasembeli.
Electronics qualified for the finals after they defeated the Building team on penalties after a 1-1 draw with 3-2 goals. IT assistant coach Mugo Weru and Maxwel Sigowa qualified after their rivals Business were banned for misconduct.
In the finals in the same field, IT qualified for the finals by defeating Business 30-12 baskets and the Application Beauties Agriculture 30-18.
The tournament was sponsored by the institution’s director, John Akola, with the aim of promoting peace and nurturing students’ talents.
Last year Business FC were crowned champions after beating Electrical Engineering 2-1. The winners in each category received trophies and various gifts including a meal voucher and a trip to Mombasa.
By Kosuri Valari