21 April 2014

KENYA : This Is for Odindo

UPPER HILL trounced Mang'u 67-33 in the Kenya Secondary School Games boys' basketball final at Shimo La Tewa and immediately dedicated their victory to their former player Adrian Odindo who died last week.
Upper Hill won the title for the second year running alongside Mombasa region's Shimba Hills who made it three times in a row. Upper Hill Coach Ronny Owino said Odindo, who had three scholarships study in the USA met his death last week during a session in a gym in Kisumu.
"We were shocked to learn of his untimely death but we were informed that he met his death in the gym as he was also a body-builder. This is the only way we can posthumously honour him," said Owino.
Odindo was in the Upper Hill's squad that won both the national and East Africa games last year. Captain Martin Mugambi who steered his team to victory said: "We want to dedicate this win to order. He is one of the players who congratulated us and wished us well after we beat Laser Hill in the Metropolitan regional championships early this month," he said. Shimba Hills retained the girls' title with a 74-44 triumph over Metropolitan representatives and first timers at the nationals, Parklands Arya in the hotly contested final.
By virtue of making it to the finals, Parklands , however, still qualified to the East Africa School games alongside champions Shimba Hills and Tigoi who finished third. Tigoi beat Loreto 73-33 in the third place play-off.
"We have a better squad capable of defending the east Africa title. We usually don't go home during holidays. When everyone is resting, we are busy training," said Shimba Hill coach Phillip Onyango.

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