Menengai Oilers coach Gibson Weru lauds team’s commitment in maiden 7s circuit title

Menegai Oilers kit launch. Photo Courtesy/Cmoncy Images

Menengai Oilers head coach Gibson Weru has lauded his side’s commitment and resilience, after clinching their first-ever National Sevens Circuit (NSC) title.

Oilers garnered 113 points in the overall circuit, eight points ahead of KCB who finished second with 105 points. It was Weru’s second National Sevens Title having achieved a similar feat with Nakuru RFC in 2015.

Menengai Oilers comeback

The Nakuru-based side who only needed a final appearance at the Kakamega 7s to clinch the title staged a brilliant 17-12 comeback win against KCB in the semifinal but fell 19-7 to Kabras in the final.

Speaking to The Scrummage, Gibu praised his young side for the job well done, and for showing commitment and resilience since the start of the circuit.

Menengai Oilers celebrate after winning Prinsloo 7s. They will be keen to win Kakamega 7s to get the first 7s title.

Menengai Oilers celebrate after winning Prinsloo 7s.

“As a club, we are very happy for achieving this feat. We came into the circuit with objectives and purpose and I am happy we’ve ticked all of them. The boys showed commitment throughout the six legs and their efforts have been rewarded,” he said.

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Shaping Menengai Oilers targets

The tactician further illustrated how the win shapes the scope and targets for his team, saying it has acted as a good morale booster to the young-studded team.

“This year’s circuit has been a very competitive one. Winning the title, being a young club as we are, is a good statement. It shows we can compete at the top level and win. It is too early to speak of the future but if we retain the squad, we can set our ambitions to even greater heights,” he said.

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