Busia County FC which will take part in the Kenya Inter-Counties Sports and Cultural Association Games that will kicks off in Machakos on November 20 were beaten 4-2 by National Division II side Busia Olympics at Busia County Stadium on Wednesday.

Olympics, who host Bungoma All Stars at the same venue Thursday in a league match scored through Geoffrey Okello who hit a brace, Brian Oyonga and Jacob Mulamba.

Busia replied through Clement Bwire and George Simiyu. The two teams had tied 0-0 in another friendly encounter on Tuesday.

Busia County Coach Philip Kafwa and Captain Salim Suleiman exuded confidence that the team will capture this year’s title that saw them lose to Nairobi County at the quarter final stage last year in Kiambu.

Kenya Netball Federation International referee and Coach Marceline Awino who now coaches Busia County was optimistic of leading the team past the semifinal stage.

“The team failed to click in Thika last year due to failure to master netball rules. The team is now set to take other counties with major threats coming from Nairobi, Bungoma and Uasin Gishu,” she said.

The County volleyball men team coach Gerald Olumasi and the women coach Fredrick Otieno were equally upbeat that their teams will upset the formbook at the games.

Busia County Chief Officer for Culture and Sports Gilbert Oduory said Busia will enter teams in eight disciplines. They are football, choir, traditional dance, darts, tug of war (men and women), Ajua (men), netball and volleyball (men and women).

Busia County emerged winners in traditional own dance in Thika last year and third in borrowed dance. Oduory said they are hoping to consolidate their supremacy at the games.

The winners in all the disciplines will represent Kenya at the East Africa Local Authorities and Cultural Association (EALASCA) Games in Kampala, Uganda in December.

Chief Officer Sports and Culture Patricia Okello and her Agriculture counterpart Engineer Richard Achiambo visited the teams at their training venues.