St. Anthony’s Boys High School Kitale were crowned the 2023 Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) after beating Dagoretti High School 2-0 in the finals.
It was an exhilarating final that saw Kakamega’s Bukhungu Stadium fill to the beams even as top government officials watched from the stands.
The national crown was the sixth for Solidarity Boys. The last time they won the title was in 2019.
Under head coach Peter Mayoyo, St. Anthony’s victory came through all ingredients of success: Sweat, discipline, fitness, mental composure and pure talent.
One thing for a fact is that right from the County levels, every side wished to beat KD as they are also nicknamed.
Stubborn minnows like Goseta, St. Mark’s Cherangany and Christ The King hoped to transform to dark horses when they faced St. Anthony’s but they all lost.
In the national stage, Solidarity Boys lost to Dagoretti in the preliminary but revenged when they met in the finals; it is said that you can lose a battle but never should you lose the war.
In this article, we reveal the names of the galaxy of stars that is St. Anthony’s Boys High School Kitale.
Yunaris Evans Ochieng: The youngster is the side’s goalkeeper and was instrumental in the County levels as KD battled Goseta Boys High School. The shot stopper is also a talented swimmer.
Amos Wanjala: The towering 16 year old is the captain of the side. He plays as a central defender and is also comfortable with the big number 6 role. In the Rift Valley regionals, Wanjala scored against Olulunga.
Joseph Omuse: He is an important player of the side. He was previously a street child in Bungoma before being handed a new lease of life by Pastor Yohana Wanyama. Omuse is currently in form 3 and scored against Matiliku in the nationals. He plays as a right winger.
Javan Omondi: He is blessed with a footballing ingenuity and a miraculous left foot. He showcased brilliance especially against Shanderema and Dagoretti where he assisted Aldrine Kibet.
Aldrine Kibet: He is the undisputed poster boy for St. Anthony’s and scored crucial goals especially against threatening sides like Goseta, Shanderema and Dagoretti. Kibet is a complete attacking midfielder with the skilful display of deft passes, jaw-dropping long range shots and the mischief of leaving his mark in scars.
Kelvin Opiyo Musambai: He scored against Olulunga in the Rift Valley regionals.
Alvin Kasavuli: He is another talented player who is rumoured to be heading to Spain alongside Aldrine Kibet and Amos Wanjala.
Stanley Waswa: He scored against Christ The King from Kajiado County.
Brian Aruka: He plays as a right back and possesses the much needed ability to join the attack from the flanks and provide assists.