Mwamba RFC regained the George Mwangi Kabeberi Sevens after edging out a spirited Impala Saracens RFC 26-22 in an epic finale played at RFUEA Grounds on Sunday evening.
Impala were first off the blocks scoring two quick tries to take a 12-0 lead after five minutes. Ian Minjire was first on the scoreboard with Nato Simiyu kicking it. Nato would later touch down but failed to convert it.
Kulabu were not giving up yet as they replied with two centre post tries by Humphrey Kayange and Michael Agevi to take a slim 14-12 advantage into the break.
On restart, Impala were again the first to respond with George Okowa crossing the whitewash but Nato again failed to add the extras. Injera would turn on the after burners leaving Sam Onsumu for dead. He missed the kick. The scoreline was now 19-17 in Mwamba’s favour.
The match again would flip as Paul Mutsami scored a try to hand Impala a 22-19 lead with less than two minutes to go. Shaban Ahmed was not giving up yet. He showed why national selectors have called him up to the national sevens team. He dotted down the middle outsprinting a pack of chasing Impalas to score under the posts. Injera added the extras for a 26-22 final score.
Earlier, Mwamba had beaten former National Sevens Series winners KCB RFC 19-5 in the Main Cup quarterfinals. They then went ahead to thrash Kabras Sugar 19-7 in the Main Cup semis.
On Day One, Kulabu started the day with an easy 26-0 win against JKUAT Cougars before stopping Western Bulls 19-0. They faltered in their last match losing 14-21 to Homeboyz RFC.
Mwamba 26-0 JKUAT Cougars
Mwamba 19-0 Western Bulls
Mwamba 14-21 Homeboyz
Mwamba 19-5 KCB
Mwamba 19-7 Kabras
Mwamba 26-22 Impala