The Kakamega County Schools Rugby 7s tournament is gearing up to be an exciting event, with a notable growth in the game evidenced by the increasing number of teams participating in the games set for Kakamega School Grounds from Thursday 6 July 2023.
This year, a total of 24 teams will take part in the tournament, showcasing the expanding interest and enthusiasm for rugby in the region.
Hosts and former National 7s champions, Kakamega School, will be looking to make a mark in Pool B, alongside formidable opponents such as St. Peters Mumias.
While Kakamega School has been focusing on 15s rugby in recent years, they face the challenge of impressing in the shorter version of the game, where they haven’t performed well in the past decade.
Pool A features the national champions and favorites of the competition, Koyonzo. Having dominated their opponents at the Sub county level, Koyonzo will be aiming to shine on the big stage and showcase their skills.
Mukumu, Ingotse, and Kivaywa find themselves pitted against each other in Pool C, creating an intriguing battle among these teams.
Meanwhile, former giants Musingu will be competing in Pool D, alongside Lubinu, Shiatsala, and Silungai.
Other pools include Pool E, consisting of Butere, St. Mukasa, Mwitoti, and Khwisero, and Pool F, featuring St. Joseph, Makhokho, Kholera, and Mautuma.
Kakamega County Schools Rugby 7s Pools
Pool A: Koyonzo, Mukhonje, Malava, Chebuyusi, Ikonyero
Pool B: St. Peters, Mwihila, Kakamega, Kongoni, Mlimani
Pool C: Mukumu, Ingotse, Kivaywa, Kilimani
Pool D: Musingu, Lubinu, Shiatsala, Silungai.
Pool E: Butere, St Mukasa, Mwitoti, Khwisero,
Pool F: St Joseph, Makhokho, Kholera, Mautuma