Kisumu, Kenya - On the 2nd of July 2023, the Kabarak University Rugby Team made history by clinching the top position in the Division Two category at the highly competitive Dala 7s tournament. The event, which brought together a total of 24 teams, showcased some thrilling rugby action over the course of the weekend. The team's outstanding performance and dedication to the sport were recognized and celebrated, as they were honored with a trophy presented by the distinguished guest, the Right Honorable Raila Amolo Odinga.
Dala 7s, known for its electrifying atmosphere and fierce competition, attracted teams from all over the country. Kabarak University Rugby Team proved their mettle and demonstrated their prowess on the rugby field, emerging as the deserving champions in their division. Their journey to victory was marked by sheer determination, teamwork, and unwavering commitment to excellence.
The Kabarak University Rugby Team exhibited their exceptional skills throughout the tournament, displaying a perfect blend of strategy, agility, and raw talent. Their hard work and dedication in training sessions leading up to the event undoubtedly paid off. The team showcased their ability to adapt to different game scenarios, displaying resilience and a never-give-up attitude that set them apart from their competitors.
The moment of triumph came when the Right Honorable Raila Amolo Odinga, graced the event to personally present the trophy to the Kabarak University Rugby Team. This esteemed recognition added a touch of prestige to their victory, and it served as a testament to their exceptional performance.
After the tournament, the Kabarak University Rugby Team returned to their campus in Nakuru to a grand welcome. The university management, faculty, and students gathered to celebrate their success and recognize their remarkable achievements during the Wednesday Chapel. The team's accomplishment not only brought glory to Kabarak University but also inspired their fellow students and the entire university community.
Prof. Ronald Chepkilot, the Deputy Vice-chancellor, on behalf of Prof. Henry Kiplagat, the Vice-Chancellor of Kabarak University, expressed his pride and appreciation for the Rugby Team, saying, "The Kabarak University Rugby Team has once again demonstrated their dedication, discipline, and talent. Their victory at the Dala 7s tournament is a remarkable achievement, and it reflects the values we strive to instill in our students. Congratulations to the team for raising the flag of Kabarak University to the highest position where it truly belongs."
The triumph at Dala 7s has undoubtedly placed the Kabarak University Rugby Team in the spotlight, as they continue to uphold their reputation as a force to be reckoned with in Kenyan rugby. This victory serves as a motivation for the team to aim for even greater heights in their future endeavors, pushing boundaries and setting new records.