KCB RFC beat NAKURU RFC to clinch GREAT RIFT RUGBY CUP

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KCB RFC got past Nakuru RFC 24-10 to lift the 2023 Great Rift Rugby 10-aside tournament in an entertaining final at the Nakuru Athletics Club, Sunday afternoon.

Isaac Njoroge’s brace, Festus Shiasi and Emmanuel Opondo’s tries were enough to seal the win for the Andrew Amonde-led side.

Njoroge who was instrumental in inspiring KCB to glory in the competition was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 30th edition of the Great Rift Rugby 10-aside tournament.

On the other hand, Blak Blad of Kenyatta University finished 3rd having cruised 17-10 past their counterparts University of Nairobi (Mean Machine) in a 3rd place playoff match.

Speaking after guiding his team to glory in his first assignment as a coach, former Shujaa Captain Andrew Amonde said: “This is an unbelievable fete for us as a team. We came here with an objective to win the competition and everyone in the team has played his part. We are happy for the win; we will celebrate for now before we start preparations for the National Sevens Circuit which is just around the corner.”

Amonde quipped that the involvement of rookies Brian Munyali, Fidel Maina, and Gabriel Namusasi together with experienced players Martin Owilah, Isaac Njoroge, Geoffrey Okwach among others was a masterstroke to ensure that the bankers claimed victory.

“The young players who were given an opportunity to showcase their skills in this tournament have rightfully done so. I am proud of them, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this team. The leadership of Captain Martin Owilah was also important for us because the team remained solid throughout the competition,” added Amonde.

KCB will shift focus to the upcoming National Sevens Circuit that is set to kick off on June 24th in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.

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