"Vijana msilale...lale lale...vijana msilale...bado mapambano..."That was the message from the victorious Wazee side to the vanquished Vijana at the end of the annual Wazee-Vijana tie that took place this past weekend at the Lions Den. The understrength Wazee side beat a full strength Vijana, who fielded the world's oldest looking 23 year old, Calvins Biko 38-24 in a display of skill and authority.
Dedan Omondi gave Vijana their only lead of the match, cruising past Innocent "Big Hits" Moturi to touch down under the sticks.7-0 to Vijana following a successful conversion from Haroun Lubisia.
The Wazee led by match MVP Wangila "Hitman" Simiyu soon took control of the tie,eventually scoring a total of six tries against Vijana's four.Chris Majale gave Haroun Lubisia food for thought with his display at Stand Off. Ronnie Mwenesi was cut down to size by the Wazee though he gave Arthur Shikwe something to think about during the match. John Macharia should have been elsewhere Saturday. He was on the receiving end of several hits(stools) from the rampmant Wazee.
Vijana showed us they can run,but that was the only highlight of their performance on Saturday.Indeed they wanted to run from every situation imaginable,from lineouts,scrum downs,penalties,substitutions,during the pre match briefing by the referee,they even wanted to run during the water break.
This was a sweet win for the understrength Wazee who were missing Bill Githinji(hamstring),Anthony Ogot(fatigue), Charles Nyende (celebrating an award from SuperSport), Dennis Mwanja (watching the IRB Sevens Dubai Leg),Anthony Ochino (academic commitments), David Orenda (missing in action) and Mike Kwambo(knee) among others. Vijana remain winless in the annual fixture and have vowed to come back stronger in 2009.
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