Masaku 7’s kicks off with minimal fanfare
The 2015 Masaku 7’s semis kicked off this morning with less excitement than the previous year, as fans trickled in slowly to the Machakos County Stadium.
24 rugby 7s teams from across Africa and other parts of the world are slated to battle it out today, and the Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua is expected to make an appearance.
Nairobi based fans drove down from the city bright and early to avoid getting caught up in the traffic, only to find there was little congestion on the roads.
“I woke up at 5 am to prepare for Machakos journey thinking the traffic will be crazy, but was surprised to reach here in one hour,” said Linnet.
Last year the Masaku 7’s made national headlines for all the wrong reasons after fans behaved wildly during the after-game parties. Images of lewd behavior and underage drinking surfaced online leading to wide spread condemnation.
So bad was the reveling that NACADA chairman John Mututho called for the annual tourney to be banned. Fans are however optimistic that the behavior will not be repeated this year.
“I don’t see chances of fans repeating what they did in last year’s Masaku 7s edition; they have learnt their lessons, and am so sure they would not want to paint bad their reputation,” said Eddy Munga.
Just in case fans decided to engage in wild activity, the ‘King of Condoms’ Stanley Ngara was present armed with 70,000 packs of condoms. Speaking to Citizen Digital, Stanley said that he has already distributed over 10,000 packs to the youth present.
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