Homeboyz halfback Mike Nyakundi was named the Most Valuable Player in the just concluded Dala 7s held at Jomo Kenyatta Stadium, Mamboleo in Kisumu County.
Nyakundi was joined on the award-winning list by youngster Amon Wamalwa who walked away with two awards. Wamalwa was the tournament’s leading try scorer as well as the top points scorer. Wamalwa, who had a great debut with Kenya 7s at the Rugby Africa Men’s 7s tournament in April, scoring in their Bronze win against Zambia as Shujaa qualified for the World Cup, scored the first try as Homeboyz went on to recapture the Cup title they previously won in 2017. The Deejayz defeated Menengai Oilers 19-14.
The youngster has won the top scorer and top points scorer honours for the second time this season. He won both awards in the Christie 7s, the second round of the National Sevens Circuit in 2022.
— Amon Wamalwa (@wamalwa_amon) July 4, 2022
The promising player of the tournament award went to Kisumu RFC’s teenager George Mola. Mola joins Patrick Odongo and Brunson Madigu who have won the award this season.
Dala 7s award
MVP: Mike Nyakundi
Top Scorer: Amon Wamalwa
Top Try Scorer: Amon Wamalwa
Most Promising Player: George Mola
Revised National 7s Circuit dates
21/22 May: George Mwangi Kabeberi Memorial 7s, – KCB Rugby Club
28/29 May: Christie 7s, RFUEA Ground, Nairobi- Strathmore Leos
18/19 June: Driftwood 7s, Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa- Mwamba Rugby Club
2/3 July: Dala 7s, Jomo Kenyatta Stadium, Kisumu- Homeboyz
9/10 Jul: Prinsloo 7s, Nakuru Athletic Club, Nakuru
16th/17th July: Kakamega 7s, The Bull Ring, Kakamega