Kenya 7s have retained the Safari 7s title after a 19-0 win over Samurai 7s in the final played at RFUEA Grounds on Sunday.
Shujaa entered the final undefeated, aiming for a back-to-back title, while Samurai sought to reclaim the title they last secured in 2019 with a 21-14 victory over Shujaa.
Kenya 7s tries
Under the leadership of Kevin Wambua, the squad started impressively, with Speedster Patrick Odongo scoring the opening try. Shujaa maintained a slim lead at the halftime break.
In the second half, an overload on the right allowed Kevin Wekesa to race for a try, extending the lead to 12-0. Shujaa continued to exert pressure on Samurai, capitalizing on a numerical advantage after the Samurai were reduced to six players.
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Odongo scored another try, and Shujaa successfully kept Samurai at bay, securing a victory. Coach Wambua and his technical bench maintained an impressive unbeaten streak of 12 matches.
In the women’s category, the Uganda Lady Cranes surprised the Kenya Lionesses with a 15-12 win, earning them the Safari 7s women’s title. Uganda finished third in the competition with a comfortable 31-5 victory, while Kenya Morans claimed fifth place with a 26-0 win.
Updated Day Two order of play|Sunday, November 19, 2023
Men:Tropic 7s 7-33 Uganda |9:30am
Men:Shujaa 34-7 Red Wailers |9:52am
Men:Western Province 10-28 Samurai|10:14am
Men:Germany 15-14 Morans |10:36am
Women:Tropic 7s Lionesses|10:58am
Men Cup semis : Samurai 21-19 Uganda|12:02pm
Men Cup semis :Shujaa 19-5 Germany |12:24pm
Men 5th Semis :Kenya Morans 26-10 Tropics |12:46pm
Men 5th semis: Red Wailers 19-29 KCB|1:08pm
Women semis: |1:30pm
Women semis : |1:52 pm
Men 9th and 10th: SA All Stars 28-19 Western Province |2:34pm
Men 7th and 8th:Red Wailers |2:56pm
Mens 5th Final :Morans 26-0 KCB |3:18pm
Women 3rd and 4th :Cubs 31-7 Tropics |3:40pm
Mens 3rd and 4th: Uganda 31-5 Germany |4:05 pm
Womens final : Kenya Lionesses 15-12 Uganda |4:30pm
Main Final:Shujaa 19-0 Samurai |4:55pm