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Kenya 7s Fall to South Africa in Second Olympics Match

by Zablon Ondari
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Kenya national rugby sevens team Shujaa on Monday afternoon, 26th July, suffered their second consecutive defeat in the Tokyo Olympic Games, going down 14-5 to African arch-rivals South Africa.

Shujaa had lost 19-14 to the US in their opening game and needed a win against Blitzbokke to boost their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals.

South Africa led 14-5 at the interval, courtesy of opening tries by Selvyn Davids and Shakes Soyizwapi.

Kenya pulled one back through veteran Collins Injera, ending the first half with a 14-5 score. In the second half, there were no points onboard for both sides.

Shujaa must now defeat Ireland in the last pool match to stand a chance to qualify for the quarterfinals. The top two teams will be joined by two best losers in the quarterfinals.

Kenya will clash with Ireland on Tuesday, 27th July, at 5am (EAT).

Meanwhile, South Africa, who registered their second win after beating Ireland 33-14 in the opening match, will take on the US on the same day at 4:30am to determine the top-best team in Pool C.

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