The University of Nairobi (UON) rugby team Mean Machine will be taking home advantaged in the weekend’s penultimate stage of Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA) rugby seven’s series at their backyard.
Machine, which finished 3rd behind Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the University of Eldoret (UOE) at the Egerton meeting last month, will be in action to prove their fans after dismal performance in the Kenya Cup.
With two legs already played, Egerton and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) UON will be facing challenges from top universities ahead of the final round at the end of this month in Mombasa.
According to KUSA secretary general Joseph Sandagi, they have had a few universities competing in the series unlike in the past where they had almost all universities competing in all series across the country.
Sandagi said that this time, they only have four meetings across the country unlike in the past because of the coronavirus issue that has affected their plans.
“We have had a few universities competing but we are still hoping that in the last two legs, Nairobi and Mombasa, we shall have the best teams competing for the top title,” said Sandagi.
“As we host such events, we also adhere to the COVID-19 protocols and that is why some universities have opted out the championships to avoid overcrowding,” said the SG.
He added that in the last two events, they have had challenges of coronavirus and heading forward, they have managed to overcome especially with finances.
“In the last two events, we have seen steady rise in participants and the UON leg has a good turnout. We hope to have a good and successful event,” said Sandagi.
With sevens coming to an end, they will be having the 15s leg that kicks off in October.
“We are intending to a a good ending and in October, we shall have the 15s meetings and we shall launch it soon,” concluded Sandagi.