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Strathmore Leos seek to defend Great Rift 10-aside title

Strathmore Leos celebrating winning a previous title

Defending Champions Strathmore Leos are seeded first as in the Division One category of the 28th edition of the Great Rift Top Fry 10-Aside. The tournament heads back to the NAC this weekend.

Divided into two divisions, the first division will hold 20 teams divided into five pools with each pool holding four teams while the second division will have a total of twelve teams; four pools each having three teams.

Strathmore Leos headline pool E that comprise of Varsity sides Mean Machine, USIU and MKU Thika. Kabras Sugar RFC who finished as runners up in last year’s tournament will spear head pool F where they are joined by the Catholic Monks, Egerton Wasps and Mwamba RFC.

Pool G holds the Sportpesa Quins together with Technical University of Kenya, KCA and lastly, the Menengai Oilers. Hosts Top Fry Nakuru are top of Pool H, Menengai Cream Homeboyz RFC are seeded second in this pool followed by Brumbies and Kenyatta University’s BlakBlad who are seeded fourth.

The last Pool in the Division One category is Pool I which sees Plate winners headline the group together with plate finalists Resolution Impala Saracens. The JKUAT Cougars are seeded third in this pool while Eldoret RFC comes in fourth.


The Top Fry Great Rift 10-Aside Draw

Division Two (Friday 14th/Saturday 16th at NAC)

Pool A: Cooperative, Bungoma, Aviators

Pool B: Molo, Webuye, Nakuru KITI

Pool C: UoE, Kitale, Multimedia

Pool D: Kiambu, Kericho, N. Suburbs

Division One (Saturday 15th/Sunday 16th at NAC)

Pool E: Stathmore, Mean Machine, USIU, MKU Thika

Pool F: Kabras, Catholic Monks, Egerton, Mwamba

Pool G: Quins, TUK, KCA, M. Oilers

Pool H: Nakuru, Homeboyz, Brumbies, BlakBlad

Pool I: KCB, Impala, JKUAT, Eldoret


Age Grade (Friday 14th) at Menengai High

U-13 Boys

POOL A: New Life, Shamas B, Top Fry, Western

POOL B: Shamas A, Impala, Sure 24, Nakuru West

U-15 Boys

POOL A: New Life, Menengai, Nakuru Day, Shamas B, Western

POOL B: Top Fry, Sure 24, Shamas A, Impala, Comras

U-18 Girls

POOL A: Comras, Western, Impala

POOL B: Shamas, New Life, Eldoret