Kenya 7s surrenders to New Zealand

Kenya 7s has been bundled out of the main cup quarter finals of the Dubai Sevens after losing 14-12 to New Zealand.

New Zealand took an early lead before Kenya restored parity through Eden Agero. Sammy Oliehc scored Kenya’s try to take a 12-7 lead the break.

In the second half, the national side kept New Zealand and almost came close to getting third try through Dan Sikuta.

However, New Zealand held on and a successful turnover, Kenya was caught off guard with a grabber kick New Zealand took a 14-12 lead.

Kenya will now face Australia later on Saturday as it targets to finish in the 5th place.

On Friday, Kenya breezed past Uganda 29-14 in their last Pool ‘A’ match to add onto an earlier win over Canada despite a heavy loss to continental nemesis South Africa.

Shujaa beat Canada 29-15 in their opener but succumbed to a crashing 48-5 defeat to South Africa.

 

Felix Asoha

Felix Asoha is a journalist with 8yrs experience in both local and international media. Currently works at Biblia Husema and Truth FM in Nairobi. Formerly an editor at Pamoja FM in Kibera. Reports on Good governance, Security, Human Interest stories. Loves Sports and politics.

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