The Metropolitan Division consists of 4 counties; Nairobi, Makueni, Machakos and Kajiado Counties. This Division picks 2 schools per discipline, to represent it at the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) national finals. When it comes to Term 1 games, and especially basketball and rugby, only 2 Counties dominate; Kajiado and Nairobi…
In BBall, the participating schools were Laiser Hill Academy, Lukenya School, Kasikeu, Uppe, Mac B, Kilungu High, Ongata High School and Strath.
Despite the rainy weather, the action on the BBall court was fire! Ultimately, the final was between traditional rivals. In the girls’ final, Parky Galz took on Buru Gee, with Parky coming out on top 60 – 43. Both schools will represent the Metropolitan Division at the KSSSA National finals in Nakuru in April.
In the boys’ final, it was a case of Kajiado versus Nairobi County as Laiser Hill pitted their strength against Upper. The defending Metropolitan Division champions, who are also the National champions, Uppah, beat their Kajiado rivals 62-53. Ajak Bon was MVP scoring 29 points in this hotly contensted final. Both teams go on to represent the division at the national finals in April.
Uppah’s Ajak Bol (C) emerged the MVP scoring 29 points in the final. Ajak (no relation to Manut Bol) who plays centre for Uppah and is 6’10” in height, fired warning shots at any team wanting to wrest their national crown, saying they will become the first team in history to win a 3-peat! Let’s wait and see
Ajak Bol shows off his dunking skills before the final with Laiser Hill Academy. He went on to score 29 points and emerge MVP at the Metropolitan Division Finals 2015. He cherishes a dream final against Maseno.
The closing ceremony was also graced by Nairobi Senator, Mike ‘Sonko’ Mbuvi. The Nairobi Senator promised the winning teams two sets of playing uniforms and balls. He did not make any cash promises. He also did not clarify whether the team uniforms will be ‘Sonko’ branded.