Shimo la Tewa Boys and Aga Khan Academy Girls caused upsets in the Mombasa County Secondary School Games at Shimo La Tewa and Shanzu Teachers College on their way to reclaiming their respective basketball crowns on Friday.
Shimo la Tewa shocked Aga Khan Academy, who are also the regional defending champions 61-54, to reclaim the boys’ basketball title that they last held in 2011.
Aga Khan Academy saw off Mama Ngina Girls 49-46 for the girls crown they lost to the fallen finalists last year.
Dominant Shimo la Tewa added the basketball crown to their hockey, rugby and handball title at the Games which were used to select Mombasa County teams for the Regional Term One Games to be staged in Taita Taveta next week.
This happened as confusion continued to mar this year’s games with most sub-counties failing to hold their championships in time after the government failed to release promised funds.
This forced county and sub county officials to look for stop gap measures to save the situation nationally that included asking the schools to fund the games from their own kitty.
All the six counties at the Coast are therefore expected to hold their county games this weekend though belatedly to select the teams that will participate at the Coast regional championships in Taita Taveta next week.
Taita Taveta, Lamu, Kilifi, and Tana River counties championships are expected to conclude on Sunday.