By Dorothy Nekesa
The Africa continent continues to be represented on the world rugby map and in the Dubai 7s, Kenya takes on Fiji in the quarterfinal of the main cup on Saturday, November 28, 2021.
The East African nation, Kenya closed out their Pool B fixtures at the Dubai 7s with a victory over Spain at The Sevens Stadium, Dubai on Friday 26 November 2021.
Shujaa fell behind Eduardo Lopez’s converted try, two minutes into the fixture but Levy Amunga converted Johnstone Olindi’s try to draw Shujaa level before Billy Odhiambo scored after the halftime buzzer had sounded for a 12-7 lead.
Herman Humwa reacted quickest to the referee’s penalty call, tapping and carrying the ball over the whitewash for the third try, Tony Omondi converting for a 19-7 lead in the early second half.
Odhiambo landed his brace, Omondi drilling home the conversion as Kenya kept their quarterfinal hunt alive but Spain responded, attacking down the right channel with Juan Ramos touching down, his unconverted try bringing the score to 26-12, a result that saw them secure quarterfinal qualification as one of the two best third-placed teams.
Shujaa Day 1 Results
Kenya 7 USA 14
Kenya 17 Argentina 22
Kenya 26 Spain 12