Wednesday, 18 April 2007
The Sevens Rugby team does Kenya proud again ! That's some good news from where I sit. It goes to show just how with the right management and enough reserves , much progress and winning ways can be achieved. It ain't there yet but I can bet you it's just a matter of time.
With the elegance like an African warrior dancing for battle, the pace with pounding of the Black rhino and the crunching muscle of a true African build; the young Kenyans have dazzled the rugby enthusiasts wherever they go. I'm made to understand that there are usually many fans cheering on Kenya when they play rank outsiders in the Sevens series.
Starting poorly in the first legs of the circuit, Kenya has managed to put up spirited fights and try show why they deserve to be in the IRB Sevens World Series.
However, more needs to be done and this ought to get even the Government authorities involved:
Set up relevant liaison bodies to help make the sport more widely spread. This is in terms of youth development which will ensure constant reserve teams; marketing and promotion to help reach out to sponsors and firms to help provide constant financial support as well as give the sport a broader appeal; selling of screening rights of both local and international games to attract funds and also a bigger audience. This along with the few subsidies that KRFU enjoys from IRB will surely help take the sport further.
TIME-OUT: I couldn't help but share the agony of one Richard Omwela when arriving back from the Adelaide Leg of the Series. He mentioned that given a fraction of what Kenya Football Federation receives from FIFA, they would do wonders ! KFF are you listening?
....Coming soon Rugby World Cup review.