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Wandeto, Shaban stand out
By Patrick Korir | Wed 22 Aug, 2018 15:42

With 23 tries Homeboyz winger Mark Wandeto is top of the try scorers leader-board at the end of three legs of the six-part National Sevens Circuit.

The super-fast flyer, formerly with Nanyuki Jackals before joining Homeboyz in 2016, has so far landed 23 tries; ten each in the opening Prinsloo in Nakuru and Sepetuka in Eldoret, and three at Kabeberi sevens that recently concluded in Machakos that brings his total points to 115.

Also read Wandeto best of the best at Sepetuka 7s

Wandeto’s performance in the first two events earned him a place in the All-Star team for both as well as a Most valuable Player accolade at Sepetuka.

Second on the try scorers list is KCB play-maker Ahmed Shaban (pictured) with 20; ten at Prinsloo, four at Septuka and six at Kabeberi sevens. Shaban however beats Wandeto with overall points as he has additional 13 conversions that brings his total to 126 points.

Six conversions over and above the ten tries at Prinsloo saw him emerge as the top points scorer at the opening leg.

Also read Prinsloo 7s: Kwame the MVP, Shaban with best count

Nakuru’s Gramwell Bunyasi is third on the lists with 13 tries, one more than Aluda Beda and Jeff Okwach of KCB.

Alfred Chege of Mean Machine, Johnston Olindi of Homeboyz and Arcadius Khwesa of Blak Blad are all on 11 tries as Harold Anduvate of Menengai Oilers and Ronnie Omondi of Mwamba make the top ten with ten touchdowns each.

Kwemoi best with conversions

With 30 conversions, Mark Kwemoi of Impala Saracens is best with the boot. Adding sixty points from the tee to his nine tries, Kwemoi hits the 105-point mark that places him third behind Shaban and Wandeto.

15 of his conversions accompanied three tries at Prinsloo, with seven and eight at Sepetuka and Kabeberi, alongside four and two tries, respectively.

Fast rising Daniel Taabu – Mwamba’s top try and point scorer as well as player of the year at the end of last season – is second with 25 conversions, five more than Olindi of Homeboyz and Brian Wahinya of Blak Blad. 

Dominic Osino of Kabras Sugar wraps the top five with 17 conversions as Shaban Ahmed of KCB (13) and Eric Muthama of Mean Machine and Juma Saidi of Nondies complete double digits with a dozen.

Summary

Top points scorers: 1. Ahmed Shaban (KCB) – 126, 2. Mark Wandeto (Homeboyz) – 115, 3. Mark Kwemoi (Impala) – 105, 4. Johnstone Olindi (Homeboyz) & Daniel Taabu (Mwamba) – 95

Top try scorers; 1. Mark Wandeto (Homeboyz) – 23, 2. Ahmed Shaban (KCB) – 20, 3. Gramwell Bunyasi (Nakuru) – 13, 4. Aluda Beda (Kabras) & Jeff Okwach (KCB) – 12

Conversions: 1. Mark Kwemoi (Impala) – 30, 2. Daniel Taabu (Mwamba) – 25, 3. Johnstone Olindi (Homeboyz) & Brian Wahinya (Blak Blad) – 20, 4. Dominic Osino (Kabras) – 17, 5. Ahmed Shaban (KCB) - 13, 6. Eric Muthama (Mean Machine) & Juma Saidi (Nondies) - 12

Patrick Korir
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