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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY CRUISES PASSED CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN AFRICA TO BOOK A FINAL AGAINST MEAN MACHINE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”KENYATTA UNIVERSITY CRUISES PASSED CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN AFRICA TO BOOK A FINAL AGAINST MEAN MACHINE”][vc_single_image image=”3773″ add_caption=”yes”][vc_column_text]The second semi-final match pitted Kenyatta University BlakBlad against the Catholic University of Eastern University Monks. The Thika Road boys came with their usual clinical plays controlled by their fly half Lionel Ajelity. BlakBlad played with more phases than they have ever played before. They run 91 phases during this match increasing their possession and chances of strong attacks that resulted in great line breaks.

Sheldon Kahi opened the score just a few minutes into first half with a great run to put Blad ahead with a try and Lionel Ajelity failed to add the extras. Lionel Ajelity added a penalty to take the game to 8-0 after CUEA Monks was penalized.

Brian Wahinya replaced scrumhalf Alusa Andrew after he was sent for a medical check due to bleeding. Brian immediately grounded a try and Lionel Ajelity added the extras.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3774″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Kenyatta University continued to own the game with calm plays that resulted in four more tries from Alusa Andrew, A. Ryan, K. Arcadius, and O. Robinson with Lionel Ajelity converting 2 of the tries and adding 1 penalty. Lionel Ajelity took his kicking to a 63% rate going 15 successes for 24 attempts.

Brian Wahinya also converted one of the tries.

CUEA Monks sole try came from Odhiambo Elias and was converted by Humphrey Wafula ending the game 44-7 in favor of Kenyatta University BlakBlad.

The Varsity League Final moves to Nairobi on the 27th at the RFUEA Grounds, Ngong Road and will pit Kenyatta University BlakBlad going up against University of Nairobi Mean Machine.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

VARSITY LEAGUE SPECTATORSHIP HIGHEST AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”VARSITY LEAGUE SPECTATORSHIP HIGHEST AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY”][vc_single_image][vc_column_text]Week Three of the Varsity League were held at the Kenyatta University Rugby grounds popular known as the Bladbin. Located along Thika Road superhighway, Kenyatta University Blakblad hosted week three of the Varsity League and played the final 4.00pm game against Egerton University Wasps.

Varsity League week three saw all teams play their final Pool games as the league goes into its playoff season in the next two weeks. Varsity League seeks to expand the knowledge of sports to the next future generation coming into the Kenyan market. Universities offer a population of 4,000 plus people and the league seeks to tap into this population offering a great reach to students not only for sports and entertainment but also offer great business and job opportunities for students in the future.  Kenyatta University showed a great feel of what the Varsity League organized by Sports Option has in future. Varsity League will not only look to grow sports only but also create an enabler for businesses, entertainment and sports experience.

Spectators at Kenyatta University showed up in large numbers to follow week three of the league but eagerly waited for the home team Blad army to get on pitch at 4.00pm against Egerton Wasps. The spectators managed to create a huge wall along the pitch with many looking for visible areas to watch the game and experience the inaugural Varsity League.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image][vc_column_text]The demand for a unique sports experience in the country is high and Varsity League offers a great experience like no other. The Varsity League game at Kenyatta University opened the debate for the need of building sports complexes inside Universities across Kenya. A well developed stadium at Kenyatta University on Saturday would have attracted more students than the actual number that was present and brought more interest for the rugby game in Kenya.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image][vc_column_text]University stadium also offers great ease for spectator data in form of actual numbers, demand and also offer brands and corporate entities a platform through which sponsorship activations, business angling and product/services can reach to population can be done.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image][vc_column_text]The Varsity League moves to Egerton University in Njoro, Nakuru next weekend for the semi finals. The experience the Varsity League will offer will help showcase varsity sports   should use this platform to help grow sports in their Varsities. The Varsity League will continue growing and will become one of the most watched, followed sports in Kenya with the most passionate fans.

The semi final pairings are as follows:

UON Mean Machines v. Egerton Wasps

KU Blakblad v. CUEA Monks[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]