Rugby Africa Gold Cup: Kenya thrash Tunisia 67-0

Kenya simbas played against the Tunisian side during the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Kenya thrashed the Northern Africa side 67-0 in a match wacthed by opposition leader Raila Odinga among others.

Kenya Sevens forward Willy Ambaka was joined by Captain Davies Chenge, Andrew Chogo, Jacob Ojee, Elkeans Musonye, Darwin Mukidza, Martin Owilah, Peter Karia, Mohammed Omolo and Tony Onyango in the scoresheet.

Kenya picks five points from the win to move to 17 points and stay second in the Africa Gold Cup, three behind leaders Namibia.

 

Ambaka got things going for Kenya with Darwin Mukidza completing the conversion before he did so to Davies Chenge’s try as the captain mauled over the Tunisian defence.

Lock Andrew Chogo would also go over to take Kenya’s score to 21-0. Winger Jacob Ojee intercepted Tunisia’s poor pass making a half-pitch run to score Kenya’s fourth.

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Kenya simba takes on Tunisia. Pic courtesy Jognson Sakaja

With little threat coming from the Tunisian side, they were punished after failing to keep their ball in their own 22 as flanker Elkeans Musonye went over.

Mukidza would also get on score sheet but missed his conversion before being withdrawn by Coach Ian Snook with Max Kang’eri coming in for him at inside centre.

Back to back tries from man of the match Martin Owilah amd Peter Karia took the score to 50-0 as Homeboyz duo of Tony Onyango and Mohamed Omollo extended the lead to 62-0. Ambaka would then close the scoring with his second and Kenya’s 11th try.

Speaking after the win, Kenya Simbas head coach Ian Snook said:

“There were still a few disappointing things but we will see and fix that next week. Ambaka had a really good game. Managing to score twice as you saw it was a good afternoon. He is getting better and better and he is obviously talented.”

“We would love to qualify directly to Japan and that’s the goal, to beat Namibia. There is however a second chance of repechage but there is a big week ahead of us.”

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‘It feels like a part of me has left’ Collins Injera’s tribute to Kenya 7s Humphrey Kayange

When the person who has influenced and mentored you to become the person you are announces they have retired it hurts. it’s worse for Kenya 7s Collins Injera after his mentor and brother Humphrey on Friday surprised Kenyans with an official retirement message.

Kenya 7s Humphrey Kayange retires in open message to fans

Collins, who looks up to his brother, posted an emotional message that left many posting heart emoji’s.

Collins wrote,

Bro, I don’t even know where to start. Your retirement announcement is very emotional for me, as you are the reason I started playing rugby. 
You have truly influenced, guided, encouraged and critiqued me, and this has shaped me and made me the sportsman and the person that I am today. 
We have shared plenty of good times and tough times together, and made great memories. I am sure we have enough content for a book on our escapades and life lessons. But that’s for another day. 

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The two brothers are such look alike that many of their fans tend to confuse them.

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Collins continued to pour his heart out

Seeing you hang up your boots feels like a part of me has left. I feel like you still have a lot more to offer this great sport. I feel like you should come back and get to 160 tries…and more. But like you said it was never meant to be. 
So bro, as you move on to other things, just know you have inspired me, and you have inspired thousands of people out there.

Asante sana TALL. You are one of a kind.

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We will forever cherish the memories he made and hongera, and we are proud of you tall #AhsanteTall

 

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Watch How Kenya 7s Players Are Giving Women Sleepless Nights In Australia (VIDEO)

After an impressive outing in Hong Kong 7s tournament last weekend, Kenya 7’s players have embarked on giving women sleepless nights through their mad dance moves as they enjoy their stay in Gold coast, Australia.

The Shujaa team are in Gold coast for the ongoing Commonwealth games which will see them tackle Canada (3:15am) New Zealand (7:17am) and Zambia (1:27pm) on Saturday, 14th April 2017.

In a video posted on Instagram by Jeff Oluoch, three Shujaa players featuring Augustine Lugonzo and Nelson Oyoo showcase their mad smooth dancing skills.

Wearing matching green blazers and khaki pants, the three have caused a social media meltdown from the ladies who can’t stop but bask in their toned muscles.

Check out the video below.

Below are some of the reactions from their fans.

  • tynnahodhiambo Fine moves there…which song is that though?
  • renukanandini nice moves 😉
  • nana_taurus I love the moves ❤️
  • realtinnah This Boys 😘😘
  • ivy_rahel @agnessnao i will die soon at this rate.. olivia sent the same thing.. but whyyyyy??????

Kenya sevens team ready to bounce back after Hong Kong heartbreak

Kenya sevens had another weekend to forget at the just concluded Hong Kong sevens series after losing at the main cup finals to Fiji despite putting a spirited fight to get there.

The Shujaa team stormed into the quarters after beating Canada and Spain 33-10 and 26-0 respectively before losing 26-28 to Australia.

In quarters Kenya beat Scotland 19-12 to book a  semi finals date with heavyweights New Zealand whom were humbled 21-12.

Unfortunately, their Hong Kong dream was cut short after Fiji beat Shujaa 24-12 in the finals. Kemya were forced to play with just five players after Williy Ambaka and Collins Injera were shown the yellow card even before the half time break.

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Moments after the tense match, Collins injera took to social media and wrote;

Gritty performance this weekend from the @KenyaSevens boys, congratulations to @fijirugby for the win. We take the lessons and move forward. Hong Kong you have been good to us. Next up Commonwealth games. Thank you for the support.
Jeremiah 29:11.

Here are some of the photos of the matches;

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The team is fortunately not discouraged because they have shown readiness for the upcoming Common Wealth games which will be held in Australia at Gold coast, Queensland.

At the common wealth, the team will square it out with New Zealand, Canada and Zambia.

They pose in basket ball Jerseys, a sign that they are prepared.

We wish the boys all the very best!

foroo

 

Dance Imefika Las Vegas!! Kenya 7s Wows USA With Epic Odi Dance Moves (VIDEO)

 

Kenyan 7-aside rugby team, Shujaa Sevens wowed hundreds of rugby fans in United States Of America when they stormed the stage with epic Odi Dance moves.

This happened on Thursday night when the teams participating in this weekend’s Las Vegas 7s tournament were officially paraded in front of the fans.

It was not surprising for the team that is popularly known for their isikuti celebration dances, to use hypeochi and Timeless Noel’s popular ‘Odi Dance’ as their introduction song.

Waving the national flag, the Shujaa players burst into epic Odi Dance moves ligting up Vegas.

Shujaa are set to tackle France (2.44am) Russia (5:45am) and Fiji 11:36pm respectively.

Watch the epic dance moves below.

PHOTOS: Harambee stars captain Victor Wanyama does the sweetest thing for Kenya 7s

One of the biggest events of the rugby calender goes down starting today.

South Africa are the champions but England will be looking to secure second place in the showpiece event at the home of rugby.

Ahead of the London 7s, Harambee Stars Captain Victor Wanyama paid a courtesy call in a move that impressed many Kenyans.

When he shared photos with the team, Kenyans on social media responded praising him for supporting them.

The Spurs midfielder is also said to have given them a Sh260,000 surprise.

The Kenyan player has been credited with Tottenhams amazing season. Check out photos below;

 

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This is the only scenario where Vic is the smallest dude in the room.

All I ever wanted is to see Wanyama and Wanyama in one pic

I am just wondering which language between Luhya and Sheng you people were using.

Yani we ndo mdogo hapo

Wazii kaka!

you are a true patriotic Vicky, all the best my brother

That was a gud gusture …humility pays … Wish the boyz well in their games

SINGAPORE SEVENS: Defending Champions Kenya 7s Collect Mixed Results In First Two Matches

Kenya 7s started their Singapore sevens title defense brightly with a 22-7 win over Argentina.

Frank Wanyama touched down to put Kenya ahead, before Nelson Oyoo made it 10-0 at the break with the second unconverted try. Dennis Ombachi made it 15-0 on resumption, before Frank Wanyama completed his brace, which Brain Tanga converted.

The Argentine grabbed their first converted try but there was no come back as Innocent Simiyu’s men held onto the win.

Needing just a second win to progress to the main cup quarters, Kenya 7s lost to Australia 29-7 in their second match of the Singapore sevens. The impressive Nelson Oyoo grabbed Kenya’s consolation try as the Aussies outplayed the hard fighting Innocent Simiyu’s boys.

Shujaa now must beat Samoa at 12.50pm in their last pool C match, to book a quarter final slot. Meanwhile, Argentina beat Samoa 17-7 to stay third in pool behind Kenya and Australia.

 

Kenya Beat Samoa 21-14 To Win Vegas 7s Challenge Trophy

After registering a poor start to the campaign, losing 7-24 to New Zealand and drawing 114-14 with Russia, Kenya Sevens picked themselves up and despite being knocked out of the main cup, Shujaa went on a winning spree bagging the Challenge trophy in the process.

VEGAS 7S: Shujaa Off To A Slow Start Registering A Lose, Draw In First Two Matches

Kenya Sevens registered nail biting wins against Russia (12-10) Chile (21-19) France (14-7) before defeating Samoa (21-14) in a pulsating final to lift the trophy, Shujaa’s second silverware this year, after clinching the same title in Wellington.

All time top try scorer Collins Injera made his 242nd try, captain Andrew Amonde added one as Samy Oliech converted for a 14-0 first half lead. Amonde completed his brace while Oliech converted to tame the Samoans who had leveled matters at 14 all.

VEGAS 7s: Kenya 7s To Face France In Challenge Trophy Semis

Meanwhile, South Africa continued their dominance in the series with a 19-12 win over Fiji in the finals, to clinch the Las Vegas main cup. This was the Blitzboks’s 4th title in 5 series.

Hosts USA finished third with a 19-15 win over New Zealand.

 

VEGAS 7s: Kenya 7s To Face France In Challenge Trophy Semis

Kenya sevens beat Chile 21-19 early this morning in the challenge trophy quarterfinals in day two of the Las Vegas IRB series.

Sammy Oliech converted Billy Odhiambo, Dan Sikuta and Andrew Amonde’s tries for a 21-0 half time lead before allowing the Chileans back in the game with 3 unanswered tries, but held on to cruise to the challenge semis.

Earlier on Shujaa beat Russia 12-10 in their last group C match, but failed to progress into the main cup quarters after finishing third.

VEGAS 7S: Shujaa Off To A Slow Start Registering A Lose, Draw In First Two Matches

Kenya sevens will be facing France tonight in the challenge trophy semi finals as the USA sevens continues in Vegas.

Kenya 7s performance at the Vegas Sevens so far.

Kenya 7-24 New Zealand.

Kenya 14- 14 Argentina.

Kenya 12-10 Russia.

Kenya 21-19 Chile.