Trans Nzoia:Kesogon Secondary school basks in Volleyball glory

Kesogon Secondary School volleyball coach John Marani simulates a training session with the players who feature in the national volleyball league side KCB. Photo/Aspect News

Kesogon Secondary school in Trans Nzoia is reaping fruits of volleyball prowess following a two year remarkable performance that has seen the institution’s girls division leave footprints in the Rift Valley region.

The mixed day school has defied odds in its quest to reach the national arena with Cheptil high school from Nandi county getting in their way for the past two years, seeing them end up as runners up.

The performance has seen two volleyball players at the school earn a place in the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) ladies volleyball team which takes part in the Kenya Volleyball Federation National League.

The duo, who are in form four, are greatful that their performance has earned them a place in the national scene and are yearning tokeep up the tempo as they eye a chance in the national team.

“I am glad that I can nurture my talent through this opportunity which has also given me a lifeline in my studies since my school fees and personal effects are taken care of,” said Sarah Namisi.

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Belinda Barasa is delighted that playing in the national league has already set the stage for her to join the national team, Malkia strikers, since she has already undergone trials.

“The great performance by the girls has seen KCB foster relations with the school by offering our girls training clinics and upporting the education of the players,” the school’s principal Simon Simiyu said.

Mr. Simiyu said the team is still determined to sail through the nationals in this years’ Kenya Secondary School sports Association competition where they intend to emerge victorious.

The school coach Mr. John Marani said he is focused on identifying and nurturing volleyball talents within the school to ensure they excel in incorporating sports in their studies.

“It is good to arm students with both academic and sporting skills since both have proven to be a reliable source of income. I am impressed with the progress so far,” said Mr. Marani.