Daystar Falcons Fetes Exemplary Characters
On Saturday 30th March 2019, the Daystar sports fraternity held the 6th annual Falcons of Character Award (FOCA) dinner at the Pride Inn Hotel in Nairobi. The aim of the dinner was to celebrate the best sportsmen and women of Daystar Falcons teams. The tagline of the event was “Success, a sports person’s guide.”
The keynote speaker for the night was the Chief Manager, Finance Mrs. Phyllis Mutua, who was accompanied by her husband. Also present was the Dean of Students Rev. Mutinda Musyimi, Associate Dean of Students Ms. Irene Kimani, Sports Officer Mr. Maurice Masiga, Assistant Sports Officer Ms. Rachael Mwaura, and Sports and Recreation Assistant Mr. John Yidah. The Hockey Coach, Mr. Ian Arunga and Rugby Coach Mr. Caleb Bosire who also is the architect of the FOCA dinner since he was a student, were also present.
Mrs. Mutua encouraged the students to participate in sports, saying that this is one of the ways to keep themselves out of trouble and bad company. She revealed that she also played Hockey and Volleyball as a student in Mukumu Girls High School.
The Sports and Recreation Assistant Mr. John Yidah urged the students to be committed and dedicated to their specific sports disciplines because that is one of the ways to make it in their future life.
“I encourage all non-Falcons students to join different sporting activities in the University. With this, you get to learn different values like commitment, discipline and hard work,” Mr. Yidah advised.
The big winners of the night were:
- Sportsman of the Year – Wallace Anene (Falcons Men’s Soccer)
- Sportswoman of the Year – Hannah Maleche (Falcons swimming)
- Captain of the Year – Shannon Kihara (Falcons Ladies’ Soccer)
- Team Manager of the Year – Lilian Mutete (Falcons Handball)
- Outdoor Team of the Year – Rugby
- Indoor Team of the Year – Scrabble
- Most improved team – Handball men
ISADU Beats RAWA 3-0
On Monday, April 8, 2019, Daystar University Students Association (DUSA) in liaison with Daystar Super League (DSL) hosted a football match at Bethel grounds, Athi River Campus. The match was part of culture week whose theme was African Festival.
Excitement seemed to get the better of students as they showed up in large numbers, clad in different shades of High School uniform. This resonated with the Monday’s dress code; School Uniform.
The four teams that took part in the watch were ISADU vs. RAWA and HOGANS vs. BOCA. In the first half of the game, ISADU’s super striker Mutaliwa Timothy scored the opening goal while RAWA scored nil. In the second half of the game, Sandy Mbioka from ISADU scored another goal.
The ISADU team bagged their win with Kelvin Tobey scoring in the 46th minute. It was a sight to behold as fans ran inside the grounds ululating their victory.
Thus ISADU registered their victory when they beat their opponents, RAWA 3-0.
In the second match, HOGANS vs. BOCA had an intense match with each team scoring nil. “The game was tough, although it was nice to have fans and a sound system during the game. It enhances the experience,” Rawa player, Nicodemus Baire said.