Menengai Oilers are the Great Rift 10 Aside Champions after a 10-5 win over Homeboyz in the finals staged at Nakuru Athletic Club on Sunday 21 April evening.
This is their first ever triumph at the tournament which has been held since 1990. The victory makes them the 10th different winner of the title.
Homeboyz who were seeking to defend the title were dealt a blow after skipper Brian Songoi picked an injury.
They, however, took lead following an unconverted try by Mike Nyakundi. Anthony Kibet leveled the scores after scoring a try the other end. Derrick Keyoga ensured a five-point gap after dotting Oilers second try.
The final half ended goalless and Oilers would end up dethroning Homeboyz in their first ever final appearance.
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The Bronze went to KCB, who beat their Thika Road Rivals Blad Blad 17-5 for a podium finish. MMUST finished fifth following an impressive 33-10 win over Strathmore Leos. Samuel Mbeche, Claus Shirievo double, Ian Mukanzi and Emmanuel Makwata’s tries were enough for the Kakamega based side.
Hosts Nakuru beat JKUAT 22-0 to win the Challenge Trophy. Collins Onyango scored Wanyore’s first converted try. Mitch Ocholla charges added an unconverted try for a 12-0 lead at the break.
In the final half, Monate Akuei dotted twice to hand Nakuru victory. The University of Eldoret finished 13th in the competition after a 17-10 win in the 13th place playoffs.
Oilers 10-5 Homeboyz
KCB 17-5 Blad
MMUST 33-10 Strathmore
Nakuru 20-0 JKUAT
UoE 17-10 Egerton
Main Cup semis
KCB 0-7 Oilers
Homeboyz 19-0 Blak Blad
Fifth Place Semis
Impala 5-29 Strathmore Leos
MMUST 21-0 Mean Machine
Nondies 0-20 Nakuru
JKUAT 12-0 Makueni
Egerton 10-17 UoE
Main Cup Quarterfinal
Impala Saracens 5-14 vs KCB
Menengai Oilers 17-12 Strathmore Leos
Masinde Muliro 5-10 Homeboyz
Blak blad 0 (5)-0 (0)Mean Machine
Challenge Trophy Quarterfinals
Nondies 24-0 Kiambu
Nakuru 24-0 Moi University
Egerton Wasps 5-7 JKUAT
UoE 0-5 Makueni