The Western region secondary schools ball games are set to end tomorrow with majority of the attention shifted to the under 19 soccer boys final,where two “Saints’ will lock horns at Sudi stadium with the winner booking a slot in the National games.
Bungoma champions St.Mary’s Kibabii boys high school will meet their old time rivals from kakamega county St.Peter’s Mumias boys high school in a highly anticipated match hosted at Nzoia sugar Fc’s home ground, Sudi stadium.
The final revives last year’s under 16 finals where the two met,with Kibabii losing their 1-0 win in court after St.Peter’s appealed against an ineligible player fielded by Kibabii.
The usual drama and theatrics coming with these secondary school ball games has not been missed in Bungoma. With western region one of the leading parts of Kenya with a larger following of football, the county has seen thousands of locals from the 4 counties flock in to witness the games.
The following is such high that the finals have been moved to Sudi Stadium in Nzoia,which is the only standard pitch in the county to host such a high profile match.
Head to Head
After recording two barren draws, Kibabii won 3-0 in their last group match against Bugina to finish as group leaders,where they met Ebwali and won 2-0 to book their place in the finals.
St.Peter’s Mumias,who have caused a lot of controversy during the tournament with appeals, won 2-0 against Bunyala to book a chance in the finals.It will be an interesting match statistically, as Kibabii are yet to concede any goal in the tournament while St.Peter’s have found the back of the net more than any other team.
With the rivalry the two teams enjoy,Kibabii will be privileged to enjoy home support with the games being held in their backyard. St.Peter’s however have been training at Sudi stadium and therefore they are used to the pitch.
This sites investigative desk can also reliably confirm that despite the 90 minutes, the final winner will be decided once again before the courts.
Who will be ‘holier’ between St.Mary and St.Peter?