Five tournaments down, three different winners and three teams still in with a realistic chance of winning the Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit which draws to a close with the Christie Sevens at Nairobi’s RFUEA Ground.
Menengai Cream Homeboyz were quick off the blocks, winning the opening three tournaments in Nakuru, Eldoret and Machakos before letting slip in Mombasa where they exited at the cup semifinal stage, allowing Top Fry Nakuru to claim top honors in Kenya’s second largest city. They would then fall in the cup final at the just concluded Dala Sevens in Kisumu but having put in the hard work early on, they sit atop the circuit log with 100 points, eight clear of second placed Stanbic Mwamba.
Mwamba have been equally consistent, playing in four cup finals and on 92 points, they do stand a chance of claiming the overall title. This would depend on them repeating their Dala Sevens exploits by winning the cup final in Nairobi while counting on Homeboyz to finish fifth or below. Such a scenario would see Homeboyz finish with 113 points, one short of Mwamba’s projected 114 in the event of a cup title win.
KCB have been this season’s serial semifinalists and sit third on the log on 81 points. Winning the overall circuit is a long shot for them…but still a shot anyway. They would need to lift the Christie Sevens cup title while counting on calamitous performances from Homeboyz and Mwamba in the form of failure to secure cup quarterfinal qualification.
Well, the best way to find out is by attending the Christie Sevens this weekend as we await the coronation of the new Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit champions.