- The Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) secretary-general David Ngugi, believes that if the proposal to extend the second term is expedited they will manage to conduct pending business on the courts and pitches.
The Term One school programs were already on at the sub-county level before the coronavirus pandemic brought everything to a halt.
If not for the pandemic COVID-19, Kapsabet Boys High and Kapsabet Girls High schools in Nandi County were set to host the April holiday games involving six disciplines. The said disciplines include basketball, hockey, netball, swimming, rugby 7s, and 15s as well as athletics for boys and girls.
Meanwhile, he disclosed big plans of advancing their stage to start a unified African schools championship following the success achieved in East Africa over the years.
“We are moving out of the region because of the work we have done. And I am also happy that we are being recognized internationally,” he said.
He added that they invited the International Schools Sports Federation (ISF) to the regional games held in Arusha last year, who gave them rare reviews. It was unexpected for them especially when they were invited to World School Games (WSG).
“They were impressed by the way our games were being done and especially Kenya’s performances. That’s how we got invited to the World Games,” he observed.
Kenya’s performance earned them a chance to further display their game in China. This means Kenya will send a team to the WSG in China after the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is quite rare to build a sports association that involves nation but KSSA has proved to be a pearl in the sea and they are now ready to venture and raid the Africa continent to unite secondary sport. While the quest remains unpredictable Ngugi seems determined and optimistic that great things will come out of it.