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Lamu County to miss games

16 July 2014, 17:53

Lamu - The county will not compete in the Airtel Mombasa Region secondary schools Term Two B games which gets underway on Thursday.

Teams from Lamu were forced to withdraw from championships because of the insecurity situation in the county that has left many schools closed.

This comes as various teams started arriving at the Kwale High School On Tuesday.

Lamu  have been formidable opponents in  football, volleyball and athletics and their absence will be greatly felt.

Recent terror attacks in the county have left over 80 people dead and this has crippled learning in the county.

Mombasa region Secondary Schools Sports Association chairman Rodgers Siasa Mwafungo said the absence of teams from Lamu will be a big blow to the championships since the teams have always provided the much needed competition at the games.

“It is indeed sad that Lamu County has had to withdraw from the games because of insecurity in the area. It is also sad that many schools to remain closed,” Mwafungo said.

“We urge the government to act swiftly and provide security to restore confidence in the parents to return their children to school,” he added.

Lamu County’s absence now means that Pool B will now have only three teams in boys football, including Tononoka of Mombasa, Mwangea from Taita Taveta and Waa Boys from Kwale.


- News24

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