Kenya Sevens team Shujaa finished second at the Rugby Africa Solidarity Sevens second leg tournament that ended on Saturday at Markötter Stadium, Stellenbosch in South Africa.
Shujaa, who were using the tournament as part of their preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games, suffered a 31-5 defeat to South Africa 1 in the finals of the two-day event. This was Kenya’s fourth consecutive loss against the Blitzboks in the tournament.
South Africa 1 took the lead through Sako Makata via a cross-kick and chase before Selvyn Davids stretched the lead to 12-0 after grounding another cross kick.
Selvyn Davids would then set up Angelo Davids on the left wing for the third try before Angelo stretched the lead to 24-0 with another good kick.
Alvin Otieno pulled one try back for Kenya but Muller du Preez would hit the final nail on the win with a late try to make the score 31-5.
Earlier on, Billy Odhiambo scored a brace as Kenya edged out Uganda 31-7. Herman Humwa, Daniel Taabu and Bush Mwale’s tries saw Kenya register their third win of the tournament.
Shujaa now shift focus to their last pre-Olympic tournament in USA next month.
The Rugby Africa Sevens camp acted as a competitive training camp including two tournament weekends for host South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Kenya ahead of the Summer Games.
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