Defending hockey champions Kisumu Day were yesterday sank by hosts Homa Bay high school in a highly competitive match that saw the later crowned the 2019 Nyanza Region hockey champions.

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The hosts thrashed defending champions Kisumu Day 3-2 in sudden death as curtains came down on the 2019 Nyanza region’s Term One Secondary school games yesterday.

The two sides had played a barren draw by full time and drew 2-2 in the eight seconds tie break.

Homa Bay then claimed the title in the sudden death after Kisumu Day missed to convert their efforts.

Speaking after the match, Kisumu Day head coach Mr Booker Odhiambo expressed his disappointment in his boys.

“We are very unlucky once again after similar results that saw us lose the Kisumu County title to Maseno. The team is disappointed for failing to progress even though we controlled the game. However, we will go back and train hard for next year’s games,” Odhiambo said.

In girls’ category, Nyamira High became new regional champions after defeating Ambassador Pamela Mboya of Homa Bay County 2-0.

Nyamira replaced Sinyolo Girls as the region’s champions after Sinyolo, who are former East Africa champions, were disqualified from the competition in the semifinals.

In other games, Agoro Sare also pulled another upset in the championships by defending champions Maseno School 56-54 in boys’ basketball final.

All the champions will be representing the region in Mombasa county for the nationals early next Month.