Safari Sevens: Hidden Talent crowned U19 champions

Written By: Issac Lemoka
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Hidden Talent won the Women’s U19 title with a 28-0 win over Huruma as the Safari Sevens got underway at the RFUEA Grounds on Friday.  

Daisy Zubeida landed a converted try to put Hidden Talent 7-0 up after asking questions of Huruma. Zubeida landed her brace, the conversion good as Hidden Talent took a 14-0 lead into the break.

Joyce Muigai raced clear to score under the posts, the conversion sailing over the bar for a 21-0 lead. Edith Saleh scored a converted try at the death to win it for them.

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The two sides qualified for the cup final after topping their semifinals, Hiddent Talent stopping Nguvu Community 28-0 while Huruma stunned pre-match favorites Nakuru 15-5 in a pulsating encounter.

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The two teams had earlier topped their respective pools, Hidden Talent topping Pool A after winning all their fixtures as Huruma claimed pole position in Pool C.

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Nguvu Community and Nakuru played out an exciting 3rd place playoff,Nakuru finishing 3rd with a 21-14 win.

Nanyuki Knights stopped Nile Road 12-0 to claim 5th place.

Maono were 7th place finishers after beating Nanyuki Minners 19-5. Community claimed 9th place with a 15-0 win over St. Teresa as St. Christine finished 11th overall with a 10-0 walkover result over Top Mark.

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Samurai will get Safari Sevens action underway when they play Red Wailers in the main tournament’s opener at the RFUEA Ground today.

This will pave the way for the clash between Samurai and Emerging Uganda before former African champions Uganda take on Kenya’s Morans.

The tournament is televised live on KBC Channel 1

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