. Vihiga Granites parade at Kakamega 7s during the first leg of the 2019 Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit played on 20-21 July. The team won the Div II Challenge Trophy
Stanbic 7s: Vihiga Granites revel in trophy win
By Patrick Korir | Thu 25 Jul, 2019 09:53

A new trophy earned at the weekend at the conclusion of the just ended Kakamega 7s during the first leg of Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit has Vihiga County newbies Vihiga Granites purring all the way.

The club has been in existence for less than a year, and the is already budgeting for a cabinet to keep safe trophies that are now arriving.

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The club rested the Division II Challenge Trophy on Sunday after seeing off KCA 12-5 in the final. 

According to club patron Clara Josephine, the Div II Challenge trophy in Kakamega came against all odds as the club, just like most others in the nationwide, are operating with bare minimum resources.

"It warms our hearts that we won the Challenge Trophy. We hope this will spur the team even further in the circuit in the upcoming legs,"

"It doesn’t come easy as we grapple with lack of resources such as a regular training pitch. But we found a way against all the odds and have something to show for it,"

"We are now busy pulling resources to see to it that we can travel to Meru for Kabeberi 7s and for the upcoming legs." she added

Vihiga Granites has been banded pool C of Kabeberi 7s Div II alongside Kakamega 7s Div II finalists Blak Blad, KCAA Stormers and COMRAS. The games will be played at the Meru Polythecnic.

"We are out to compete in Meru and hope for the best." concluded Clara

In the ended Kakamega 7s, Granites had two contrasting days; a shaky day one and a perfect day two.

They started with a 15-7 loss to Catholic Monks and 17-10 loss to Mombasa RFC then turned reversed the losses with to beat Meru17-5 in their final preliminary game.

Day two was perfect as they hit AP 12-10 in the Challenge Trophy quarters, beat Nakuru KITI 30-0 in the semis and then KCA 12-5 in the final to bag the trophy.

Patrick Korir
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