Who was behind All Saints Rugby team at the KSSSA National Games
The KSSSA national games wrapped up and Butula Boys High School were crowned champions after seeing of a Spirited All Saints Embu High School, 38-0.
However impressive is the rise of All Saints Embu High School who made their debut at the national games and left their mark by rampaging through teams to earn their slot at the finals. All praise goes to the young lads representing Eastern Region.
This not withstanding, my attention was drawn to their coach, Benson Mwenda, a young coach who has had a brilliant impact on the team. I have followed his activities via Meru Rugby Football Club and he is indeed an exceptionally talented coach.
He reminds me of the 2011 St. Joseph's Boys Kitale coach, Ben Amboko, who had a similar fete back in 2011, guiding the school to their maiden national 7s games and rampaging through formidable sides to only fall short in the final to Maseno School, in the process birthing stars like Daniel Sikuta who went on to play for Chipu, Shujaa, and captaining the Simbas.
I will thus keep a keen eye on the All Saints team for the stars of tomorrow are within that young talented squad.
It is also inspiring to see young coaches come up and assert themselves at such levels. As All Saints join Butula at the East Africa games held in Rwanda later this year, we wish them the best fortune.