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Is this the Championship year for Daystar Falcons?
By Raga House | Sat 26 Mar, 2022 11:13

With the Kenya cup 2021/2022 season coming to an end with Kakamega-based side Kabras Sugar clinching their second title after a long wait, the baton has now been passed to the championship and nationwide leagues which are currently underway.

Without a doubt, the Nationwide chapter can never be flipped without mentioning Mavoko-based Daystar Falcons who have shown strong resilience in the national sevens circuit over the years by challenging the big boys.

But ironically, they seat in the lower (third) tier of the Kenyan rugby union 15s league. The big question stands to be, is this the championship year for the Falcons? 

The team has displayed a solid shift this season putting onboard a series of cricket scores -  notably the highest score lines witnessed in the playoffs rounds - ever since the inception of the Kenya rugby union nationwide league in 2015.

Recently, Falcons hammered Dagoretti Bulldogs 73-0 in the Nairobi nationwide semifinals then topped it up with a 54-0 take-down of Ngong RFC in the finals to be crowned champions.

In a recent chat with Falcon's Vice-captain Joshua Ngomeli, who is on top form this season crossing the white line four times in two playoff matches after showing his kick and chase prowess from the 22-meter line, said;

"Yes, it is the year for the Falcons. After losing against Shamas Foundation in the National semis last season, it was a major throwback to us as a team because we were aiming to join the championship,"

"Having to play nationwide league this season, we looked to all areas that we needed to improve on and aimed to finish the league unbeaten. That’s something we have achieved and we are the Nairobi champions," said Ngomeli who is known for his deft speed and precision in up-and-under.

"Our set plays are working and the team execution is on point in both attacking and defending. Also, when you take a look at our full-time score margins, it’s evident we need to play in a more competitive league and that is the Championship league’’

Daystar heads into the National quarters as the favorites having not lost a single encounter. The team is buoyed by a young squad boosted by five players selected for the Kenya 15s and under 20 side Chipu; Augustine Owino, Meshack Ochieng, Emmanuel Opondo, Randy Odhiambo, and Kevin Mumbo.    

Article by Daystar alumnus Cedric Oronje

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