Rwanda wins 25 medals as FEASSSA Games come to a close

Uganda finished as the overall winner with 30 medals, followed by Kenya with 28 medals.
Rwanda was hosting the regional FEASSSA Games for a third time since the 2007 debut. The 2015 edition was staged in Huye District, Southern Province. Courtesy

Sunday

Select results

Boys football

Final

Buddo SS (Ug) 0-0 Lycée de Kigali (Rw) (4-3 pen)

Girls football

Third place playoff

Remera Rukoma (Rw) 1-2 Mukono High (Ug)

Girls volleyball

Final

Kwanthanze (KE) 3-0 GS Indangaburezi (Rw)

Boys volleyball

Third place playoff

Don Bosco (Rw) 2-3 College Christ Roi (Rw)

Final

St Joseph (Rw) 3-2 Malava (Ke)

Boys basketball

Final

LDK (Rw) 73-68 Laiser Hill (Ke)

Boys handball

Third place playoff

Kanyawanga (KE) 20-21 College Gisenyi (Rw)

Final

Adegi (Rw) 28-26 ES Kigoma (Rw)

RWANDA’s primary and secondary schools managed to win a total 25 medals and four trophies at the just concluded East Africa’s annual FEASSSA Games that were staged in Musanze.

The week-long regional competitions, in various sporting disciplines, came to a climax on Sunday afternoon at Stage Ubworoherane in Musanze District. They had started on August 12.

The four major titles won by home teams include; boys’ tennis that was claimed by GD Rilima B, boys’ volleyball by St Joseph Kabgayi, boys’ handball clinched by College ADEGI and the boys’ basketball trophy that was lifted by Nyarugenge-based Lycee de Kigali.

In boys’ volleyball, St Joseph beat Kenyan side Malava in a five-set thriller; 25-20, 22-25, 25-23, 23-25 and 15-12 to win their second title in the games, the first since 2007.

In the boys’ football final, Uganda’s Buddo SS denied Rwandan side Lycée de Kigali 4-3 in penalty shootouts to win the title after both sides played out a goalless draw over 120 minutes.

Overall, Uganda toppled Kenya to finish top on the medal table with 30 medals, Kenya were second with 28 medals while the hosts Rwanda finished third with 25 medals – 8 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 8 bronze medals, respectively.

This was the third time that Rwanda hosted the annual multidisciplinary competitions after the 2007 debut, in Kigali, and 2015 when they were held in Huye District, Southern Province.

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