- Impala, Homeboyz joint second after second leg of circuit.
- Coach Weru urges his stars to carry on the momentum after an impressive outing at Kabeberi Sevens tourney.
Menengai Oilers coach Gibson Weru has warned his charges against complacency despite moving to the top of the National Sevens Series standing even after losing to Impala Saracens in the final of Kabeberi Sevens on Sunday.
Menengai Oilers lost to Impala 22-5 at Kabeberi Sevens final but still toppled Series defending champions Homeboyz from the top of the log.
Weru, a former Kenya Sevens player, said that they will not lose focus even with their good run at Driftwood and Kabeberi Sevens. Oilers collected 17 points from Driftwood followed by 19 at Kabeberi Sevens to go top with a total of 36 points, two better than Impala Saracens and Homeboyz, who have 34 points each.
“After finishing 10th on our debut season last year with our best show coming with Bowl victory at Kabeberi, we set the target of finishing in top six this season,” said Weru.
The coach added that they are still on course but what is important will be consistency throughout the season.
“We have been able to remain consistent in the first two legs and it’s my hope that the players uphold the momentum as the season continues to roll out,” he said while acknowledging that the level of competition has greatly improved with the top 10 teams still in contention for the top prize.
While Weru hailed a great team work from his charges, he singled out Harold Anduvate, who was voted the Most Valuable Player at Kabeberi, Eric Ombasa and Sam Guregi for their exceptional display.
Weru pointed out the upset by Machine at Driftwood and rise of Strathmore Leos, Impala Saracens and Nondescripts at Kabeberi Sevens.