20th-22nd Sept 2013:
Safaricom Rugby Sevens:
At Moi International Stadium, Kasarani
Uganda 5 – 5 Nakuru Rfc
KCB 24 – 7 Uganda
The entire Kenyan nation and the rest of the world is still in shock following the untimely Al Shabab attack on the Innocent natives at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
The shocking news is most likely to affect the otherwise great Kenyan Safari com Sevens Rugby Tournament that kicked off on Friday.
The 18th Safaricom Sevens, dubbed Africa’s premier rugby festival, is being staged in such a big arena (Moi International Stadium) signifying the soaring national popularity of the seven-a-side sport, which has grown significantly over the last few years.
Perhaps, the highly condemned attack by Al Shabab on the innocent people at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi has left the tourney deprived of its international limelight as the people heal emotionally and physically.
Team Uganda has so far got a draw and a loss from the two matches played by Saturday evening. A 5 all draw to Nakuru and 24-7 loss at the hands of KCB leaves the Ugandan contingent with more questions than answers at the lucrative tourney.
“We hope to play well in the remaining matches. We are very sad for the people who lost their lives in the attack.’, Ronnie Lutakome told Kawowo Sports.
The attack saw the death of 39 lives,including Kenya’s celebrated radio and TV Presenter, Runila Adatia (with East FM and KISS FM Station), leaving scores wounded and property estimated in billions of shillings lost.
Emmanuel Ecodu , Ezekiel Okol ,Asuman Mugerwa ,Govule Ramathan, Justin Kimono, James Ijongat – Jimmy Musitwa ,Benon Kiiza ,Alfred Bijik, Keith Seruyange, Philip Pariyo Jasper Ochen Tolbert Onyango (Coach), Michael Keb Aleku (Physio) and Ronnie Lutakome (Manager)