Kenya 7s thrash Burkina Faso to reach Africa Men’s 7s semis

Kenya 7s players hurdle in a past match. Photo/Screen grab

Kenya 7s are through to the Africa Men’s 7s/ Olympic Qualifiers semi-final after a 26-0 win over Burkina Faso in a quarters played at Harare Sports Club.

Shujaa came to this match after an impressive run on day one where they beat Namibia, Zambia and Nigeria.

Kenya 7s open up

After two minutes of play, a Burkina Faso player was yellow-carded following a tap on the ball. Kenya made the one-man advantage and off the scrum, the ball was channelled to the left to find speedster Patrick Odongo for the opener.

The second try saw John Okoth break at the centre and scored for a converted try for a 12-0 lead at the break.

In the final half, Shujaa scored through Okoth off a ruck for a 19-0.

Shujaa ran the ball to the left to feed Kevin Wekesa while Beldad Ogeta came on and benefited from an offload to take the scores to 26-0. Kenya will face the winner of Zimbabwe Madagascar match.

Africa Men’s 7s Cup Quarters

QF1 | Kenya 7s 26-0 Burkina Faso | 1000

QF2 |Zimbabwe v Madagascar | 1022

QF3 |Zambia v Uganda | 1044

QF4 | South Africa v Nigeria | 1106

9th Place semis

Tunisia v Algeria| 1128

Namibia v Ivory Coast | 1150

5th Place Semis

Loser QF1 v Loser QF2 | 1306

Loser QF3 v Loser QF4 | 1328

Cup Semis

Winner QF1 v Winner QF2 | 1350

Winner QF3 v Winner QF4 | 1412

11th Place Playoff

Loser 9th Place semi 1 v Loser 9th Place semi 2 | 1434

9th Place Playoff

Winner 9th Place semi 1 v Winner 9th Place semi 2 | 1456

7th Place Playoff

Loser 5th Place semi 1 v Loser 5th Place semi 2 | 1550

5th Place Playoff

Winner 5th Place semi 1 v Winner 5th Place semi 2 | 1614

Bronze Medal Playoff

Loser Cup semi 1 v Loser Cup semi 2 | 1641

Gold Medal Match

Winner semi 1 v Winner semi 2 | 1718

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