According to various sources, Laiser Hill Academy has been cleared to take part in the upcoming East Africa School Games starting some time in August in Uganda. The decision was made after an appeal by the school.
Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) and the Ministry of Education on yesterday accepted the appeal by Laiser Hill Academy challenging the ban handed to them earlier last week for allegedly fielding over-age players.
KSSSA chairman Kemutai Ngetich said Laiser Hill were successful in their petition and the association has written letters to both St Mary’s Yala and Laiser Hill informing them of the final verdict.
‘’Laiser Hill proved that the player in question did not play or feature in any match list in the competition and there was a miss understanding in the zonal team sheet but the issue was made to rest with a letter done by Laiser Hill and I think it’s only fair to give them their slot back and let them train to represent Kenya in Bulu,” Ngetich said
St Mary’s Yala, who finished fourth at the Nationals earlier in April were slated to replace Laiser at the time of the ban. Now they cannot move forward in competing at the games
National champions Kakamega High School made the complaint to KSSSA and the Education Ministry, with the contention being the inclusion of Ephraim Odwor who is allegedly overage.
Laiser Hill however, maintained their claim that Odwor did not play any match and they had struck his name off their team roster and wrote a letter to the regional association on the same.