KCB RFC has secured a place in the quarterfinals of the ongoing Driftwood Sevens rugby tournament at the Mombasa Sports Club.
The Dala Sevens winners recorded a perfect outing in the day’s fixtures beating Nondescripts 22-0 in the opening match of the second leg of the National Sevens Circuit before hammering Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad 45-5 in their second fixture.
The bankers would then seal a spot in the quarters after registering a 17-5 victory over Nakuru RFC popularly known as Wanyore in the afternoon clash.
“Today has been a good day for us. Everything we had planned on during our training sessions in the week worked for us. The boys have shown self-belief and a desire to win. The combination of young blood and experienced players such as Jacob Ojee and Vincent Onyala was instrumental for all our victories. We will build on the day’s victories going into the knockout stages tomorrow and hopefully emerge the overall winners once the competition is done,” said KCB RFC Assistant Coach Denis ‘Ironman’ Mwanja.
Newcomer Lionel Ajeliti who joined the bankers from Blak Blad was handed a start by his coach in the last match of the day and proved his class constantly making quick passes with duo Samuel Asati and Brian Wahinya.
Winger Jacob Ojee and Edmund Anya were both instrumental in the team’s victories, scoring a couple of tries in front of the cheering fans. Shujaa’s Vincent Onyala was also a key player for KCB with his experience coming in handy especially in the Nakuru RFC clash.
“We go back to the drawing board and strategize for tomorrow. Anyone can start in the quarterfinals because we have the depth to compete against anyone. As you can see today, no player has injury problems. They are all fit and ready to roar in Mombasa,” added Mwanja.
KCB will find out whom they will face in tomorrow’s quarterfinals as soon as today’s fixtures come to an end.