Safaricom Sevens Series is coming home. Coming to Dala. And we are so looking forward to it more than a bride who is supposed to wed a sponsor in a lavish wedding somewhere unkown. For a couple of weeks now, our diaries have booked the 3th and 4th August as “Very Busy” days and it is understandable why that is so. Because,by every measure of the tournament, it is by far the biggest sporting event in Kisumu City. And not just because we all pretend to love rugby for a single day (or two,if you really do love rugby) but because of the fun on the sidelines.
We love to hang out with our friends, meet new people, check out the females wearing very tiny shorts, drink, shout and drink some more. It’s an excuse to start raving at 11 am, Saturday morning to whatever time and day your beer runs out. That is Dala Sevens for us. For us who do not particularly care much about rugby.
Driftwood 7s winners, Kenya Harlequins have been pointed as top for this weekend’s Dala 7s set for Mamboleo Showground in Kisumu.
Quins have a repeat of their impressive performances a week ago as their primary target in the fourth round of the Kenya Sevens Circuit Series.
The 2010 Kenya and Enterprise cup winners have been grouped in a tricky Pool A alongside Blak Blad, reigning Dala champions Top Fry Nakuru and Comras.Series leaders; Menengai Cream Homeboyz top Pool B alongside Kisumu, Menengai Oilers and Mwamba RFC.Kabeberi 7s semi-finalists Strathmore Leos will battle out with Resolution Impala Saracens, Mean Machine and Nondescripts in Pool C.Pool D is comprised of the Kabeberi Plate winners Kabras Sugar RFC, KCB, Makueni and the Western Bulls.Dala 7’s Organizing Committee chairman, Jack Kisero has urged supporters to come out in large numbers.
But for the fans, the die hard ones. Those who know what “crouch,touch,pause,engage” means. Those who really care about the action on the pitch. And the results. It means a lot more than that. It means the joy and pain of losing. It means the worry, the anxiety, the tension, the uncertainty of a rugby match. For them, they will worry about the prospects of the hosts, Kisumu RFC who are pooled with Kabeberi Sevens surprise package Catholic, Homeboyz and Western Bulls in what is essentially the pool of death.
They will have mastered the Pooling of the teams by Friday night latest. And on Saturday, you’ll find them with the fixture list under their armpits while pacing the touchline. They will call players names and encourage them to do something eye-catching.
Dala Sevens will be a sporting feast to be devoured feverishly. For us, we’ll just do the fun. And hope to be in one piece the next morning.I will always have you updated.Lets get active,lets play.