Kisumu RFC manager Lawrence Buyachi is happy with the current state of affairs at the club, even as they aim to move up the National Sevens Series rankings.
they are performing quite well both on and off the field.
“These are good times for the club,” Buyachi said. “We’ve been through a lot in the past, including losing the first three stages of the National Sevens Circuit last season.”
“The main reason for our recent successes is the commitment shown by everyone, from the board that provides the funds to the players who play their hearts out,” he added.
The lakeside club currently sits 10th in the National Sevens Circuit standings with 17 points, along with Nakuru, in contrast to last season’s 18th place with just four points.
“Not getting ahead of ourselves, but we hope to reach a Main Cup semi-final or at least replicate our performance in Mombasa at the Prinsloo Sevens (August 5-6),” said the former Simbas full-back.
Kisumu recently defeated last year’s Dala Sevens champions Homeboyz 17-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Driftwood Sevens main cup.
“There is definitely more to come from the team, although we look forward to continued support from our fans,” Buyachi said.
Buyachi further stated that they will be aiming for a top ten finish on the National Sevens Circuit as well as the Kenyan Cup.
“As a small community club, we have to live with the reality of losing some of our best players to bigger clubs,” Buyachi said.
“Boys often have the chance to study or work when they move to bigger clubs, especially the Nairobi-based teams, and we can’t do anything but be happy for them.”
In the past, the club has produced some of the biggest rugby talent in the country, including the KCB trio of Andrew Amonde, Jacob Ojee and Martin Owilla, as well as the women’s coach of French side Stade Francais, Teddy Omondi.