Kenya 7s top Pool A to storm into Safari 7s semis, Morans, KCB miss out

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

Kenya 7s topped pool A of the Safari 7s, beating  Red Wailers 34-7 in the final Pool match played on Sunday morning at  RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi.

Co-captain Vincent Onyala initiated the scoring with an opening try, although the conversion attempt went wide. Fellow co-captain Tony Omondi extended the lead with another try, putting Kenya 7s ahead 10-0.

Kenya 7s lead in Safari 7s HT 

Kevin Wekesa sealed the first-half performance with a converted try, securing a 17-0 lead at halftime.

Kenya 7s players. Photo/KRU

Kenya 7s players. Photo/KRU

In the second half, Red Wailers made a comeback, but Shujaa responded with their fourth try through Onyala. Brian Mutugi and Festus Shiasi added to the scoresheet, sealing a comprehensive 34-7 victory.

With this win, Kenya 7s secured their place in the semifinals as the pool winners, amassing 12 points and an impressive point differential of 101 points.


Joining Kenya in the semifinals is Uganda, who secured second place in the pool with 10 points after defeating Tropic 7s. Red Wailers advanced to the fifth-place playoff semis with eight points, while Tropic 7s earned six points, and SA All Stars finished with just four points.

In Pool B, both KCB and Morans missed out on the semifinals. The Kenya Morans were eliminated after a narrow 15-14 loss to Germany. Despite a strong start and a try from Chrissant Ojwang, Germany pulled ahead for a 15-7 lead at halftime.

Although Morans fought back with a try from Benson Salem in the second half, they couldn’t capitalize on a late penalty, and Germany held on for the win.

Samurai emerged as the Pool B winners with 10 points and a superior point differential of 33. Germany secured the second spot with 10 points and a point differential of 26. Morans finished third in the pool with eight points, while KCB settled for fourth, also with eight points.

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