Kenya 7s put an end to their losing streak in the World 7s Series by defeating Canada 28-14 in the Singapore 7s ninth place quarters.
Shujaa was determined to bounce back from their three consecutive losses on day one and both teams were in the relegation playoff zone, making it crucial for them to secure maximum points available to stay in the competition.
Canada took the lead in the second minute with Max Stewart’s try, which was converted to make it 7-0. However, Kenya quickly responded through George Ooro Angeyo’s try, followed by Anthony Omondi’s successful conversion to level the score at 7-7.
After the break, Brian Tanga showed some impressive footwork to beat his marker and score Kenya’s second try, which was converted by Omondi for a 14-7 lead.
Tanga then set up his club teammate Kevin Wekesa with a short pass, and he sprinted to score Kenya’s third try, making it 21-7 after the conversion.
Canada managed to pull one back with a converted try, but Anya’s successful conversion ensured Kenya’s victory. Kenya will now face their next opponent in the ninth place semis at 9:45 AM.
Singapore 7s Quarterfinal pairings (Times in East African Time)
9TH PLACE QUARTER FINAL
Canada 14-28 Kenya 7s
Japan vs Hong Kong : 06:12
USA vs Spain : 06:34
South Africa vs Ireland 06:56
CUP QUARTER FINALS
Samoa vs Uruguay : 07:18
Argentina vs Australia : 07:40
France vs Fiji : 08:02
New Zealand vs Great Britain : 08:24
13TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Loser M25 vs Loser M26 : 09:01
Loser M27 vs Loser M28: 09:23
9TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Winner M25 vs Winner M26 : 09:45
Winner M27 vs Winner M28 : 10:07
5TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Loser M29 vs Loser M30 : 10:29
Loser M31 vs Loser M32 : 10:51
CUP SEMI FINALS
Winner M29 vs Winner M30 : 11:13
Winner M31 vs Winner M32 : 11:35
13TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M33 vs Winner M34 : 11:57
9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M35 vs Winner M36 : 13:07
5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M37 vs Winner M38 : 13:31
Loser M39 vs Loser M40 : 13:58
Winner M39 vs Winner M40 : 14:28