Kenya 7s showcased their dominance in a thrilling match against Tonga, securing a 38-26 victory in their second playoff pool match at Twickenham Stadium in London.
With this win, Kenya find themselves in a promising position to advance to the playoffs final.
The upcoming match between Uruguay and Canada holds the key to determining the pool standings. If Uruguay emerges victorious, Kenya and Uruguay will face off on Sunday at 4:19 PM to determine the pool topper and the teams will battle once again in the final
Heading into the match, Kenya had a successful start with a 24-19 win against Canada, while Tonga faced a setback, losing 15-12 to Uruguay.
The inform Kevin Wekesa continued his impressive form, bagging a remarkable hat-trick that provided Kenya with a comfortable lead going into halftime.
Wekesa dazzled the defense as he broke away for the opening try, which was converted by Anthony Omondi, giving Kenya a 7-0 lead.
He extended the lead by receiving a well-timed pass from Omondi on the left side and sprinting to score, putting Kenya ahead 12-0.
Brian Tanga then showcased his skills, beating his markers at center and adding another try to Kenya’s tally.
Tonga managed to pull back with a converted try, but Wekesa quickly returned to the scoresheet, resulting in a halftime score of 26-7 in Kenya’s favor.
In the second half, Captain Nelson Oyoo landed Kenya’s fifth try, further solidifying their lead. Edmund Anya then crossed over for the final try of the match. Tonga managed to score consolation tries through Ika in the 11th minute and John Tapueluelu in the 14th minute.