Kakamega high celebrate after being crowned 15s Champions. Photo Courtesy/ Alvin Wesonga

Kakamega High Coach nominated for SOYA


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Kakamega School  Rugby Head Coach Amos Wamanga is among the 20 coaches nominated for the Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) school coaches categories.

The former Malava Boys coach has made it to the list after a successful run in 2019 with Kakamega’s Barbarians. He led Kakamega to retain Kakamega County 15s and Western Region title.

He later reclaimed the National 15s title and also led the Barbarians to end a two-year wait for the East African Title.  In their campaign, Kakamega did not lose a single game.

He will face off with Walgwe brothers Thomas and Victor who coached Upper Hill School and Dagoretti respectively.

Thomas led Upper to a second-place finish in the Nationals and later claimed the East African title edging out National Champions Laiser Hill.

Victor finished second both at National and East African title 15s games.

SOYA School Coaches Nominees

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Thomas Walgwe (Upper Hill, rugby 7s)
Victor Walgwe (Dagoretti, rugby 15s)

Amos Wamanga (Kakamega High School, rugby 15)
Justin Kigwari (Kwanthanze, girls’ volleyball)
Joseph Makokha (Dagoretti High School, football)
Gerald Juma (Mbooni, boys’ handball)
Kepha Nyaundi (St. Joseph’s Kirandich, girls’ handball)
Julius Otieno (Buruburu Girls, basketball)
Stephen Mutai (Cheptil, girls’ volleyball)
Nathan Kiptoo (Mogonga PAG, boys’ volleyball)
Kelvin Lugalia (St. Anthony’s, boys’ hockey)
Peter Mayoyo (St. Anthony’s, boys’ football)
Godfrey Muleyi (Friends School Kamusinga, boys’ hockey)
Phillip Onyango (Kaya Tiwi, girls’ basketball and netball)
Wekesa Wangwa (St. Luke’s Kimilil, boys’ handball)
Edgar Manyara ( Wiyeta, girls’ football)
Enock Wangira (Meru School, boys’ hockey)
Rodgers Wekesa (Garissa Boystown, boys’ football)
Chrispine Odindo (Nyakach, girls’ football)
Godfrey Simiyu (Moi Girls Kamusinga, handball)

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