KCB 7s Assistant Coach Denis ‘Ironman’ Mwanja has urged his charges to shift their attention to the upcoming Christie 7s after emerging 3rd during the concluded Prinsloo 7s at the Nakuru Athletics Club.
The bankers defeated arch-rivals Menengai Oilers 22-12 in the third playoff match to clinch the third-place position behind winners Kabras Sugar and Kenya Harlequins who settled for the second position.
Currently, KCB sits second in the National Sevens Circuit standings garnering 56 points after three legs played so far, 7 behind sugar millers Kabras who have accumulated 63 points.
“Today, we have blown hot and cold, we did not fire when we were expected to despite having prepared adequately for this leg of the series. We were 3rd at the Driftwood 7s in Mombasa and even though this is a marathon, we need to up our game to reach the finals. Right now, we must re-energize and embark on our training before the Christie 7s which is just a week away,” reckoned Mwanja.
The team defeated varsity lads Strathmore Leos 14-7 in a morning quarterfinal-clash that was closely contested before bowing out of the title charge after a 15-0 loss to Kabras in the semis.
Captain Vincent Onyala said: “The boys have been exceptional in this competition and despite the third place, we will hold our heads high even as we prepare for the subsequent legs. I urge all our fans to continue backing our team and we will not disappoint them.”
The 4th leg of the National Sevens Circuit will be held next weekend at the RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi before the 5th edition in Eldoret.