Relentless KCB win Driftwood Sevens to capture title

Relentless KCB win Driftwood Sevens to capture title

Isaac Swila in Mombasa

Charging KCB RFC completed their title procession in style here in Mombasa on Sunday as the curtains came down on the 2019 National Sevens Circuit.

The Bankers not only won the Driftwood Sevens crown but also sealed the national title to wrap up the season with a mind blowing 116 points.

Ahead of the final stop of the Series, the bankers had amassed 94 points from the other legs and needed just 13 points by finishing fifth to claim the overall crown but being the perennial winners whom they are they opted to sweep the deck, reinforcing their credentials as the best team of the term, and that of our shores too.

To claim the Driftwood title, they launched a scathing second half blitz while trailing 14-0 againt an equally enterprising Impala Saracens to win 26-21.

Saracens were not cowed by the marquee names in KCB`s ranks as Jeremy Griffins pulled the first blood after breaking clear of his markers. Mark Kwemoi was spot-on with the conversion for a 7-lead. Kwemoi haunted the bankers again scoring and converting to leave the favourites shellschocked.

The Dennis Mwanja coached KCB however answered fire with fire in a fierce second half blitz, Shaban Ahmed scoring twice while Geoffrey Okwatch and Levy Amunga also going over the whitewash to claim the win, Amunga making three successful converstions.

On the other hand, Paul Mutsami added another for Impala with Alvin Murabe converting but KCB`s lavish party was not about to be spoiled as they broke into dance on the slippery Mombasa Sports Club grounds once the referee blew the whistle signaling their victory.

The season marks a bumper harvest for Mwanja`s men who prior to conquering Mombasa, had also bagged the honours in Kisumu(Dala 7s), Kakamega Sevens and Christie Sevens in Nairobi last weekend.

At the same time, Kenya Harlequins came out third after pipping Menengai Cream Homeboyz 15-10 in a third-place playoff.

Bush Mwale of Homeboyz was sinbinned in the first half as Eric Sikuku gave Impala the lead with a spectacular try, and they went on to claim the honours.

Meanwhile Kabras Sugar overcame Nondies 12-10 to settle for fifth place as Mwamba bagged the Challenge Trophy.

Rock solid Daystar University came from behind to beat Catholic Monks 15-10 to win the Division Two final.

Collated Results

Main Cup Final
KCB 26-21 Impala

Third Place Playoff
-Cream Homeboyz 10-15Harlequins

Challenge Trophy

Fifth Place Playoff
-Kabras 12-10Nondies

Division Two Trophy
-Catholic Monks 10-15Daystar University

-Mwamba 33-0Top Fry
-Strathmore 10-14Mean Machine
-Harlequins 10-12Impala Saracens
-KCB 19-7Homeboyz
-Blak Blad5-22 Kabras Sugar
-Menengai Oilers 5-19Nondies
-Top Fry 12-5Nothern Suburbs
-MMUST 12-17Mwamba
-Adm Police 0-5Mean Machine
-Mbsa Sports Club 19-21Strathmore
-Impala Saracens 21-7Kabaras
-Blak Blad 17-21Harlequins
-Cream Homeboyz 24-0 Nondies
-KCB24-5 Menengai Oilers
-Suburbs 17-10Mean Machine
-Top Fry15-7Adm Police
-MMUST 17-7Mbsa