Kenya Sevens grab silver again: Hong Kong 2017/18

Kenya Sevens, Kenya sevens grab silver, Shujaa

The Kenya sevens grab silver once again at the seventh leg of the HSBC sevens circuit held in Hong Kong. Fiji was the team that, once again, kept us from getting the gold. Fiji beat Shujaa 24-12 to capture their fourth consecutive Hong Kong Cup final win. Kenya was relegated to five players for most of the first half due to yellow cards shown, early on, to Collins Injera and Willie Ambaka. Continue reading “Kenya Sevens grab silver again: Hong Kong 2017/18”

Kenya Sevens reach cup final: Canada 2017/18

Kenya sevens, Canada, Kenya, Fiji

Fiji dashed our hopes of grabbing a second IRB Sevens main cup title in Canada, but still, kudos to the big boys of the Kenya Sevens team. You guys were strong strong all weekend long and certainly did us proud. If anyone was going to take us down convincingly at this leg it was going to be non-other than the Fijians seeing as how they already did during our Pool C matchup. Their style of play was much similar to ours, however, the addition of their natural style, flare and class in the sevens game is what set us miles apart.  Continue reading “Kenya Sevens reach cup final: Canada 2017/18”

Kenya Sevens: Dubai Leg 2017/2018

Kenya Sevens: Dubai leg 2017/2018

 

The Kenya Sevens team that traveled to Dubai for the opening leg of the IRB Sevens circuit of 2017/2018 looked a solid side no doubt, with a good blend of both youth and experience. Shujaa was captained, for the first time, by Oscar Ayodi in place of the injured Andrew Amonde. The only series debutant picked by Kenya head coach, Innocent ‘Namcos’ Simiyu was Herman Humwa, a lock forward from Koelel High School who now plays for the Sportpesa Quins. Namcos claimed his pace and physicality would be an added advantage to the team. Continue reading “Kenya Sevens: Dubai Leg 2017/2018”