By Edwin Ngesa
The fourth leg of the KUSA 7s tournament was held in Moi University and it was Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology who had the last laugh as they lifted the trophy. The tournament, which brought together 11 universities, was held from 29th through to 30th June.
MMUST players celebrating after being crowned champions. (photo: Victor Muthui)
MMUST faced off against Kabarak University and beat them 17 points to zero, to lift the prestigious winners’ trophy. The match began on a high note with MMUST taking an early lead courtesy of Mmasi Timothy. MMUST, however, failed to score the conversion.
Masinde Muliro showed no signs of relenting and pressing further, and their efforts surely paid off when Ikhokoro Zedrick scored the second try. This time again, MMUST sent the conversion wide. With the game closing to an end, Kabarak posed a threat as they sought to score a consolation, but Masinde’s backline was strong enough for their opponents.
Wamacho Felix ensured his name got into the score sheet when he scored the third try for Masinde Muliro, to further stretch the lead beyond Kabarak. MMUST was on point this time as Omulefu Josephat sent the conversion through, to seal the game 17-0.
Moi Arsonists in action against Daystar. (photo: Vick Russell)
In third place playoffs, Moi Arsonists played against Daystar and torched them 22-0, to clinch the 2nd runners up trophy, after Kabarak who finished 1st runners up.
MMUST successfully defended the trophy and have now won it for the third consecutive time after winning the trophy in Mombasa, and most recently in Kakamega. Speaking to the third eye sports desk after the match, MMUST Coach Dr. Ochieng Ahaya said the following,
“We (MMUST) have invested heavily in rugby, and with a good investment, you get good results. Moi has really a good squad but if not handled well, it will work against them.”
MMUST will look forward to clinching the fifth edition of KUSA 7s will be held in Nairobi on 7th July.