Kisumu Frisbee Club are confident of a good performance at the World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) set for July 14-21 in US following their triumph at the just ended Lake Victoria Grass Ultimate Tournament (LVGUT).
Kisumu who are the LVGUT last year’s second finishers kept their promise of bagging this year’s title with an 11- 4 win over Kakamega Frisbee Club in the finals, after a successful two-day tournament that they hosted at Kisumu National Polytechnic over the weekend.
“We were eager for this win because we wanted to pass a message to our fans that us we go for the WUCC next month; we are indeed a force to reckon. The win has really motivated us and increased our confidence ahead of the championships,” said Esther Omuseni, Kisumu Frisbee Captain.
This year’s tournament had attracted seven clubs with Kenya being represented by five and Uganda two.
Apart from Kisumu and Kakamega Frisbee clubs, other Kenyan teams which took part in the tournament are KEMRI Frisbee Club, Nairobi Ultimate Club and Kisumu B Frisbee Club.
The defending champions Impala Ultimate represented Uganda club in the tournament alongside Magnum Opus Ultimate.
Kakamega pulled a huge surprise after rallying from behind to eliminate holders Impala Ultimate Club of Uganda 7-5 in a closely contested semi-final, who before the clash had affirmed their presence with convincing wins in all their matches.
Before the knock-out stage, the games were played in round-robin style with Impala topping on points.
For finalist Kakamega, they were unpredictable as they lost four matches and only advanced to the to the play-offs by virtue of finishing fourth where they went ahead to beat Nairobi 10-5 to storm into the semi-finals where they caused an upset to Impala.
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