The Patriots from Bungoma are finalising their preparations for their first clash outside Bungoma County this year, against their arch rivals Mumias ‘Imboko’ RFC in Mumias this coming Saturday.
The Patriots, commonly referred to as Wazalendo, have been in training since the Corona Virus restrictions were lifted, and are pumped up for the clash.
The last time the two sides met was in October of last year,in Bungoma, where Wazalendo won the rugby 10s match while Imboko won the rugby 15s match.
Clashes between this two sides, are nothing less than a spectacle, and fans are encouraged to come in their numbers to watch, albeit observing Covid 19 guidelines(wearing masks, social distancing and using their sanitisers frequently to clean their hands).
Wazalendo will be looking to improve on their performance from a fortnight ago in Mwiruti, and the head coach is certain that alot has been done to improve on the areas that let them down in their last friendly match.
In the 7s aside match, both the first half and second half ended in a barren draw, forcing the game to go into extra time. The first half of the second half ended scoreless, but it was in the second half where Mumias took their chance and scored the solitary try that sealed the victory for them.
The rugby 15s game kicked off later on in the afternoon, and the first half was scoreless. The Wazalendo failing to capitalise on their chances, lapses in concentration gifting Mumias RFC alot of possession.
Mumias struck first in the second half, then later on in the dying minutes of the game they got their second try that gave them victory over The Patriots.
The tour of Kakamega is still on, and next weekend Wazalendo brace themselves to face off with Western Bulls at the Bull ring.
It’s an appeal to all Wazalendo sponsors and well wishers to support the team in whatever way inorder for them to travel and play. Contributions should be channelled through the club’s treasurer Austin Aunyasi 0723073355.