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Jaramogi University RFC eye Championship promotion
By Eric Njiru | Wed 13 Nov, 2019 14:15

Western based Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University RFC have their eyes on Championship qualification, three weeks into the 2019/20 nationwide season.

Jaramogi have played three matches in the new season winning two and losing one to sit fourth on the Western nationwide league with 11 points.

Region league leaders Bungoma RFC have 15. 

“Our target this season is to achieve better performance compared to last season. We are set to qualify for Championship come the end of the season and we are also targeting local talent within our locality,” said captain Washington Ochieng.

“We’ve had a slow start this season compared to last season. We started this season with a loss to Vihiga Granites but as a team we are looking forward to redeem ourselves this season and fight towards qualifying for Championship.”

Jaramogi will look to go two better as they were knocked out in the national quarters by Northern Suburbs Cubs.

Support from VC Prof.Agong’ who is a big fan of the rugby team according to Ochieng has helped the team perform well as they are assured of full backing from the administration towards funding of their matches. 

“If things go well we maybe looking forward towards getting a sponsor.”

Head Coach Fredrick Shimenga is confident to to pull big surprises with the progress made so far.

“The Nationwide Western conference has stiff competition and every team is looking forward towards finishing top this season but we are there to defend our title as Western region champions,” added Ochieng.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Jaramogi vs Siaya (A)  

Jaramogi vs Mbale (H) 

Jaramogi vs Citam Kisumu(A) 

Jaramogi vs Bungoma(H) 

Jaramogi vs MMUST II (H) 

Jaramogi vs Mason (A)

Jaramogi Uni RFC Matchday 23 for Sat Nov 10

1 Collins Oduor  2 Jeremiah Njoroge 3 Derrick Okoth 4 Leakey Onyango 5 Sachdevah Adoyo 6 Kevin Omondi 7 Javan Otieno 8 Erick Omollo 9 Godfrey Namae 10 Washington Ochieng (C)11 Robert Mulongo 12 Evans Omalla 13 Victor Odhiambo 14 Wasike Dopsan 15 Cedric Odanga (VC)


16 Don Joel 17 Brian Kakai 18 Andy Ang'awa 19 Albert Juma 20 George Wanjohi 21 Collins Nyabuto 22 Willy Makokha 23  Steve Oludo

Frederick Shimenga ( *Coach* )

Eric Njiru
Award-winning, bold, independent Rugby Journalist and Radio Presenter in Kenya, Southern Hemisphere with experience in Match-Day Reporting, News and Interviews. Covering Kenya 7s around the World. Email: ericnjiru41@gmail.com +254726205521
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