Alex Njue in Kitui
Fresh from winning the second edition of the Kitui Sevens tournament played at Ithookwe stadium at the weekend, Homeboyz RFC are now eyeing a stab at the National Sevens Circuit title.
The deejays were outstanding in the competition with coach Paul Murunga fielding a lot of young players who impressed and the tactician is confident they will equally shine in the tournament that starts on July 21 at the Prinsloo Sevens in Nakuru.
“We lost our sevens title last season and we want to make it right this season. Kitui sevens has been a good platform for our preparation and I have been impressed by how the debutants managed to handle pressure,” said Murunga.
The deejays beat Miro Select 10-0 to lock them out of the Sh500,000 tournament. Miro did not go home empty handed as the side, which had players selected from top Kenya Cup teams, earned Sh250,000.
Homeboyz’s second team, Hurricanes also did their seniors proud as they bagged a Sh100,000 cash reward after finishing third following a 33-0 thrashing of Masaku in the third-place playoff.
Meanwhile, Homeboyz women’s team also beat rivals Impala 7-0 in the cup finals witnessed by area governor Charity Ngilu.
“I have learnt that other than preparation, strategy is key when planning for a match. This year was an appetiser and we are looking forward to hosting better events each year. We will put money in our own team because we must have a team next year,” said Ngilu.