The Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) Term Two National School Games is the melting pot of talent. The likes of ex-Harambee Stars striker Dennis Oliech and midfielder Mcdonald Mariga were products of Kamukunji High School-then famously known as the ‘Golden Boys’. While some of these budding talents end playing professionally after completing their o-levels, a big number give up along the way because of lack of structures to nurture their talents.
This writer takes a look at Boys’ Secondary Schools with the best football teams
ST. ANTHONY’S KITALE
Located in Kitale, St. Anthony’s Boys thrives in academics as well as sports. Currently, the institution tops the list of the best Boys’ Schools soccer teams.
In 2018, the school’s team of players aged under 16 made history after taking home African Championship Cup. Theyhey defeated teams from South Africa and Nigeria.
The school won the Kenya Secondary Schools Soccer Association (KSSSA) National Soccer Champions three times in 2003, 2005 and 2007.
Serani Boys’ School is found in Mombasa County where Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho studied and reportedly scored a D minus. The school maybe an academic dwarf but a giant when it comes to the most loved and watched game, football.
Kakamega High is a public Boys’ school founded in 1932. The big boys who studied in the school include Bonny Khalwale, Moody Awori, Najib Balala and Kenneth Marende
The school excels in academics and sports. The school national team is fondly referred to as The Green Commandos has terrorises opposing teams with flair.
The school was established in 1987 and has been posing excellence in both academics and extra curricula activities.
Under their coach Mr. Antony Kirimi, Laiser Hill School posts good results in national games.
A public mixed day and boarding school located in Nyandarua County, Ol Kalou Constituency. Has been known for excelling in sports and mostly football.
This is a boys’ school located near Nairobi capital city, Dagoretti North Constituency, Nairobi County. It is also a government-owned school, and features among the list of schools with the best soccer teams.
Located in Nyamira County, Gekomoni boys has been popular for sports. They at one time took part in East Africa Secondary School games which were held in Mbarara, Uganda.
ST. MARKS MOKORONGOINWA
A mixed day school found in Kisii County, Nyaribari Chache Constituency. They used to compete with Gekomoni High, and at one time won the Airtel sponsored title, before losing it to Gekomoni.
Other than education, the school values co-curricular activities. This has enabled it to shine also when it comes to games. The school has for quite some time contested in the Nairobi Secondary School Championships.
They at one time won the Copa Coca-cola football tournament. One of the students has in the past also emerged as the best footballer, winning a trip to Brazil.
They were at once national champions, before losing their title to Gede Secondary school in Kilifi County.