Homeboyz blank Mwamba to make it two out of two

A 25-0 shut out of Stanbic Mwamba saw Menengai Cream Homeboyz win their home tournament, the Sepetuka Sevens, opening a six point lead atop the Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit log.

The deejays went ahead through Michael Wanjala’s unconverted try after Leonard Mugaisi’s kick behind the Mwamba defense. Johnstone Olindi then set up Charles Omondi for the deejays second try on the stroke of half time. Olindi and Mark Wandetto went over after the restart to extend Homeboyz lead to 20-0. Stanley Isogol scored the fifth try for the dominant deejays who won their second consecutive cup final of the 2018 Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit.


KCB 15 Nondescripts 7
KCB finished third with a 15-7 win over Nondescripts. Tries from Jeff Okwach and Samuel Asati gave KCB a 10-0 lead at the break.Brian Amaitsa scored a converted try for Nondies but the bankers scored at the death to claim third place.

Kabras claimed fifth place with a 19-12 win over Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

Menengai Oilers rallied from a 0-14 deficit to beat Blak Blad 19-14, claiming the Challenge trophy and a ninth place finish.

Kenya Harlequin claimed a thirteenth place finish with a 45-0 win over Kisumu.

Menengai Cream Homeboyz 12 KCB 5

KCB’s Peter Waitere carries the ball as his Homeboyz defender tracks him. Homeboyz edged KCB 12-5 to reach the Sepetuka Sevens Cup final at the Eldoret Sports Club on Sunday 29 July 2018/Photo/Arigi Obiero

Menengai Cream Homeboyz reached the Sepetuka Sevens cup final with a nervy 12-5 win over KCB. Michael Wanjala converted Johnstone Olindi’s try to see the deejays take a seven point lead.Bush Mwale then set up Mark Wandetto for the deejays’ second try to put them 12-0 up at half time. Jeff Okwach replied with an unconverted try for KCB after the restart. The bankers lost Peter Waitere to the sin bin for obstruction as the hosts looked to capitalize on the extra man’s advantage. The game remained tense, KCB in pursuit of a second try and levelling conversion. The bankers would fail to turn their late possession into points, Homeboyz hanging on for the result.

Stanbic Mwamba 24 Nondescripts 12
Mwamba reached a second successive cup final this season, defeating Nondescripts 24-12 in their semifinal encounter.Nondies’ Brian Amaitsa and Mwamba’s Ronnie Omondi traded unconverted tries in quick succession. Omondi landed his brace to give Mwamba the lead. Matt Wanjia’s landed on the stroke of half time, Daniel Taabu converting to give Mwamba a 17-5 lead at the interval. Amaitsa’s converted try under the posts brought Nondies to within five of Mwamba with about four minutes of the second half to play but Eliakim Kichoi ghosted past his defender, scoring a converted try to see Mwamba go twelve points up, a lead they held to the end.

Collated Semifinal Results
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 12 KCB 5
Stanbic Mwamba 24 Nondescripts 12

Kabras Sugar reached the final with a 21-5 win over Top Fry Nakuru. They will face Masinde Muliro who stunned Resolution Impala Saracens 19-14.

Collated fifth place semifinal results
Kabras Sugar 21 Top Fry Nakuru 5
Masinde Muliro 19 Resolution Impala Saracens 14

Menengai Oilers overturned a 0-14 deficit to beat Resolution Kisii 22-14. They will face Blak Blad  who beat Mean Machine 22-12 in the other semifinal.
Collated Challenge Trophy Semifinal Results
Menengai Oilers 22 Resolution Kisii 14
Mean Machine 12 Blak Blad 27

Kisumu disposed of Catholic Monks 31-12 to reach the 13th place final against Kenya Harlequin who beat Strathmore Leos 31-19.
Collated 13th Place Semifinal Results
Kisumu 31 Catholic Monks 12
Kenya Harlequin 31 Strathmore Leos 19

QUARTERFINAL ROUNDUP: Nondescripts shock Impala to reach cup semis
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 29 Kabras 0
Menengai Cream Homeboyz eliminated defending champions Kabras Sugar with a 29-0 quarterfinal win.Michael Wanjala converted Johnstone Olindi’s try to give the hosts a 7-0 lead before Leonard Mugaisi gathered his own kick to touch down, Wanjala sure with the conversion as the deejays doubled their lead. Mugaisi’s brace put a nineteen point lead midway through the first half. Mark Wandetto’s try gave Homeboyz a 24-0 point lead at the breather. Wandetto scored a long range second half try to see the deejays through to the semis.

KCB 22 Top Fry Nakuru 7
Henry Ayah converted Edwins Makori’s try to give Nakuru a 7-0 lead but KCB got into the scoring, Ahmed Shaban’s unconverted try seeing only two points separate the sides at the interval. The bankers went ahead after the restart after being awarded a penalty try after Gramwell Bunyasi took out Michael Wanjala with a high tackle on the tryline. Elphas Otieno landed KCB’s third try to go further ahead. Peter Waitere barged over to win the game for bankers.

Stanbic Mwamba’s Daniel Taabu is trailed by Masinde Muliro’s Samuel Mbeche during their Sepetuka Sevens cup quarterfinal at the Eldoret Sports Club on Sunday 29 July 2018/Photo/Arigi Obiero

Stanbic Mwamba 12 Masinde Muliro 10
Stanbic Mwamba left it late,really really late to reach the cup semifinals with a 12-10 win over a stubborn Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. Masinde Muliro fired the opening salvo, Jackton Munayi finishing off a flowing move to put the Kakamega based side five points up. Daniel Taabu responded in kind for Mwamba,his ensuing conversion seeing Mwamba go 7-5 up at the close of a error strewn, tension filled first half. Masinde Muliro kept the ball alive after the restart, Samuel Mbeche showing his defender a clean pair of heels to score his team’s go ahead try, the scores now 10-7 in their favor. Greg Odhiambo went over after Mwamba turned over possession, the full time hooter sounding soon after.

Resolution Impala Saracens 14 Nondescripts 17
Nondescripts rallied from a 0-14 deficit at the break to reach the cup semifinals with a 17-14 win over Resolution Impala Saracens. Converted tries from Timothy Makiya and Mark Kwemoi gave Impala a 14-0 lead at the interval.Benjamin Marshall pulled one back for Nondies after the restart. Moses Begi added a second try for Nondies, the ensuing conversion bringing them to within two points of Impala. Fidel Castro Oloo’s late try won the game, an upset for Nondies.

Collated Cup Quarterfinal Results
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 29 Kabras Sugar 0
KCB 22 Top Fry Nakuru 8
Stanbic Mwamba 12 Masinde Muliro 10
Resolution Impala Saracens 14 Nondescripts 17


Action between Menengai Oilers and Mean Machine during the Sepetuka Sevens at the Eldoret Sports Club on Saturday 28 July 2018

Menengai Oilers put behind the disappointment of yesterday’s failure to reach the cup quarters, defeating Kisumu 24-0 in Challenge Trophy quarterfinal action. The result set up a Challenge Trophy semifinal date against Resolution Kisii who defeated Catholic Monks 48-0.

Mean Machine defeated Strathmore Leos 21-12 in the third Challenge Trophy quarterfinal and will play Blak Blad who edged out Kenya Harlequin 14-12

Collated Challenge Trophy Quarterfinal Results
Menengai Oilers 24 Kisumu 0
Resolution Kisii 48 Catholic Monks 0
Strathmore Leos 12 Mean Machine 21
Blak Blad 14 Kenya Harlequin 12

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