RUGBY AFRICA CUP

Kenya 7s qualify for 7s World Cup after claiming bronze in Africa 7s, Uganda crowned champs

Kenya 7s. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby.

Uganda won the Africa Men’s Sevens on home soil to book their ticket to Cape Town, where they will be joined by beaten finalists Zimbabwe and third-place play-off winners Kenya.

Defending champions Kenya made it through day one in Kampala undefeated, beating Zimbabwe along the way, as they looked in good shape to retain their title.

However, a surprise 12-7 loss against Madagascar in their final pool match set up a Cup semi-final against the hosts.

It was Uganda – who won the tournament the last time it was played in Kampala – who emerged victorious 22-12 to set up a final against Zimbabwe, who beat Zambia in the other semi-final.

With both teams assured of qualification for RWC Sevens 2022, Uganda proved too strong for Zimbabwe, winning the final 26-0 to secure their first Africa Men’s Sevens title since 2017. To beat Zim, Isaac Massa bagged a brace as Michael Wokorach and Ian Munyani scored at try each. The conversion came from France based Philip Wokorach.

Kenya made sure of their progress to a sixth successive RWC Sevens 2022 as they beat Zambia 19-12 in the third-place play-off.  Amon Wamalwa bagged a brace while Augustine Lugonzo had the first try in the win against Zambia.

 

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