Kenya rugby heroes jet in this afternoon

By John Muoki

The National Sevens Rugby team which lifted the Singapore sevens title over the weekend arrives home this afternoon.

Top ministry of sports and Kenya Rugby officials will be at hand at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport to welcome home the victorious team.

The team lifted their first ever main cup title on Sunday after beating IRB series leaders Fiji 30-7 in the final.

Oscar Ayodi gave Shujaa the lead before Collins Injera scored Kenya’s second try to extend Benjamin Ayimba’s charges lead by 5 points.

Collins Injera added another try for Kenya and his 225th, 5 short of the current record for all time tries scored, a record held by Argentine Santiago Gomez Cora.

Samuel Oliech scored Kenya’s 4th try but Jerry Tuwai scored Fiji’s consolation try shortly after the break.

Nelson Oyoo and Frank Wanyama scored two more tries to hand Kenya a historic 30-7 victory.

Shujaa trounced Argentina 15-12 in the semi finals. Following the win, Kenya is placed  7th  on the World series standings.

Fiji remain top of the standings with 147 points while South Africa is second with 139 points.

The win, which moved Kenya up one place to 7th on the standings with 85 points, was a morale booster for the team heading into the final two legs of the season to be held in Paris and London next month and the all important trip to Brazil for the Olympic Games set for August this year.

Elsewhere, the Sportpesa Premier League match pitting Gor Mahia and the 2006 league champions Sony Sugar has been brought forward  by a day and will now take place 23rd  of this month.

The match, a Round ten clash, will be staged at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.

Gor Mahia currently lie in the 9th position in the league table with 11 points while Sony Sugar is facing relegation at 15th position.




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