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Nakuru Day will be out to defend their crown as this year’s edition of the Kenya Rugby Union Girls Sevens Nationals kicks off at Kisii School this weekend.
The two-day event has attracted 16 teams with Rianyanchabera and 2015 national champions Barchando carrying the hopes of the host region. However, Nakuru are still confident of retaining their crown and are unfazed by the dangers posed by their opponents. “This will be an epic battle and we are expecting a good fight from all teams.
We, however, hope to do better than last year,” said Nakuru coach Felix Ade. His Rianyanchabera counterpart Joseph Okong’o, who led his team to a Plate on their debut last year, has vowed to go for the big trophy this time around, saying: “I know each team is focusing on the main cup and we will stop at nothing but the ultimate prize.”
KRU Regional Development Officer Laban Bosire has promised participating teams a good show while urging fans to turn up in large numbers. “I am excited that this championship is taking place this weekend.
It is a great moment for the development of girls rugby and a great boost to the game in the Nyanza region. I welcome all visiting teams, coaches, teachers and fans,” said Bosire. The 16 qualified teams are expected to arrive at Kisii School from today in readiness for the weekend’s action.