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Damu Pevu: Pressure on Dagoretti, Githiga High
By Patrick Korir | Tue 12 Jun, 2018 14:38

It's quarterfinal time in the second tier elite schools competition Damu Pevu after the conclusion of preliminary games - some of which were played, others awarded.

In the released fixtures Pool A winners Thika High (12 pts) will host Aquinas, the school placed fourth in pool B with two points.

Bounce back 

Pool B table toppers Dagoretti High with 20 pts (pictured in a past game) will be up against former Prescott Cup side Kiambu High who ended up fourth in pool A with eleven points.

Second place finishers Githiga High and Highway Secondary from pool A and B, respectively will host third placed sides Sunshine and Jamhuri High - the third placed schools from the opposing pools.

Githiga were a Prescott Cup side till last year but dropped down to Damu Pevu after losing a playoff to Strathmore School this year. They will be keen for an immediate bounce back to the top. 

Though part of the knockout fixtures, Sunshine failed to play a single game this year – as well as Pioneer and Moi Forces Academy in pools A and B.

According to the organisers all quarters games must be played by Saturday 16 June. Most are likely to be played on Wednesday though this is subject to confirmation.

Kiambu more cohesive

Former Prescott Cup side Dagoretti High are feeling a little bit of pressure as they prepare to host Kiambu High. Speaking to Raga House, their coach Victor Walgwe who led Upper Hill to Prescott Cup titles in 2016 and 2017 had this to say;

"We are as ready as ready can be. Kiambu are a very good side. They play flowing rugby and are very mental in their game. They know what playing in big games is all about,"

"This can be challenging and coming from the Aberdare region they play a lot more during school games and are therefore very match fit. They are more cohesive in their game,"

"We will believe in ourselves and play our structure as well as keep our cool. It will be the first time to play at home at this level. We will do our do our best." he added

Damu Pevu quarters

Thika vs Aquinas

Dagoretti vs Kiambu

Highway vs Jamhuri High

Githiga High vs Sunshine

Full group results (in no order of dates played)

Pool A

Thika High 17 Jamhuri High 0

Pioneer 0 Kiambu High 20 (walkover)

Kiambu High 0 Thika High 24

Jamhuri High 46 Githiga High 0

Thika High 20 Pioneer 0 (walkover)

Githiga High 3 Kiambu High 3

Thika High 20 Pioneer 0 (walkover)

Pioneer 0 Githiga High 20 (walkover)

Kiambu High 20 Jamhuri High 19

Githiga High 20 Thika High 0

Pool B

Moi Forces 0 Sunshine 20 (walkover)

Aquinas High 0 Dagoretti High 60

Dagoretti High 20 Moi Forces 0 (walkover)

Sunshine 0 Highway Secondary 20 (walkover)

Highway Secondary 20 Dagoretti High 61

Moi Forces 0 Aquinas High 20 (walkover)

Aquinas High 0 Highway Secondary 20 (walkover)

Dagoretti High 20 Sunshine 0 (walkover)

Sunshine 0 Aquinas High 20 (walkover)

Highway Secondary 20 Moi Forces 0 (walkover)

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