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Mwamba's Taabu in control
By Patrick Korir | Thu 13 Sep, 2018 19:27

A record 56 points delivered at Dala Sevens in the weekend gone by has Mwamba's latest star Daniel Taabu as the best point scorer in the National Seven Circuit after five legs with a total of 203 points.

Taabu became the first player this season to go past the 200 point mark with a try in the final game where Mwamba saw off fancied Homeboyz 17-0 in the final to claim their first title after three previous failed attempts at the final.

Taabu landed a total of eight tries - five on day one and three on day two - to improve his overall touchdown total to 23.

Taabu best with conversions

He improved his conversions to a record 44 by adding eight more in Kisumu to consolidate his place at the top of the extras table. The eight tries and eight conversions at Dala made him the top try and point scorer at the event catapulting him to the top of the overall points log. 

His 56 points in Kisumu surpassed the 52 he attained the previous weekend during Driftwood Sevens in Mombasa that brought his totals to 147, just three shy of the lead point scorer then; Mark Wandeto of Homeboyz.

Wandeto still best try scorer

Wandeto now trails Taabu 18 points but the lad scouted by Homeboyz during Nanyuki Sevens in 2016 while turning out for Nanyuki Jackals is the overall best in tries with 37. He scored seven tries in Kisumu - all on day one - to add on to his 30 after the first four legs.

Second to Wandeto on the try count is KCB'S Ahmed Shaban with 27 which is four better than Taabu's. Jeff Okwach also of KCB and Nakuru's Jeff Okwach are next with 19 and 18 tries, respectively.

Mark Kwemoi

In the booting sector, Impala's Mark Kwemoi is second to Taabu with 39 conversions after adding four more to his previous 35 at Dala 7s. Three more for Johnstone Olindi of Homeboyz in Kisumu saw him bypass Strathmore's George Orembo's 28 as he hit 30 to sit third. Nakuru's Geoffrey Ominde closes the top five with 25 conversions. 

The top performers after five legs have one final chance to top up on their collections at Christie Sevens from 15-16 September at the RFUEA grounds, the sixth and final event of the 2018 National Sevens circuit. 

Summary after 5 of 6 legs

Top point scorers: 1. Daniel Taabu (Mwamba) – 203,  2. Mark Wandeto (Homeboyz) – 185, 3. Ahmed Shaban (KCB) – 165, 4.  Mark Kwemoi (Impala) – 138, 5. Johnstone Olindi (Homeboyz) - 130, 6. Jeff Okwach (KCB) - 117, 7. Brian Wahinya (Blak Blad) - 96, 8. Gramwell Bunyasi (Nakuru) - 90 , 9. Paul Mutsami (Impala) & Sumba Saidi (Nondies) - 87 

Top try scorers; 1. Mark Wandeto (Homeboyz) – 37, 2. Ahmed Shaban (KCB) – 27, 3. Daniel Taabu (Mwamba) - 23,  4. Jeff Okwach (KCB) - 19, 5. Gramwell Bunyasi (Nakuru) – 18, 6. Derrick Ayange (Kabras) - 17, 7. Leonard Mugaisi (Homeboyz) - 16, 8. Johnstone Olindi (Homeboyz) - 14, 9. Frank Wanyama (Quins) & Alfred Orege (Mean Machine) - 13

Conversions: 1. Daniel Taabu (Mwamba) – 44, 2. Mark Kwemoi (Impala) – 39, 3. Johnstone Olindi (Homeboyz) - 30, 4 George Orembo (Strathmore) – 28, 5. Geoffrey Ominde (Nakuru) - 25, 6. Brian Wahinya (Blak Blad) & Dominic Osino (Kabras) - 23, 8. Amos Onyinkwa (Menengai Oilers) - 22, 9. Sumba Saidi (Nondies) & Michael Wanjala (Homeboyz) - 21 

Patrick Korir
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