Kenya Sevens rugby team ‘Shujaa’ are the winners of this year’s Safari Sevens tournament after seeing off a resilient Samurai 19-0 in a closely contested final at RFUEA grounds Nairobi.
Patrick Odongo scored the first try that was converted by Tony Omondi.
The home side did not add more tries and went to the break with the lead secured from Odongo’s effort.
When the second half began, an overload set Kevin Wekesa through for a try, which meant the lead was extended to 12-0. Shujaa took advantage of their numerical strength, given that the opponents were reduced to six men.
After resumption Kevin Wekesa touched down for Kenya while Patrick Odongo added the third try that was converted by Tony Omondi to hand Shujaa the victory.
Enroute to the final the nine time champions humbled Germany 19-5 in the last four while Samurai defeated Uganda 21-19.
Safari Seven’s Results
Sunday, November 19, 2023
Men: Tropic 7s 7-33 Uganda | 9:30am
Men: Shujaa 34-7 Red Wailers | 9:52am
Men: Western Province, 10-28 Samurai, 10:14 a.m.
Men: Germany 15-14 Morans | 10:36am
Women: Tropic 7 Lionesses|10:58am
Women: Cubs Uganda | 11:20am
Men Cup semis: Samurai 21-19 Uganda | 12:02 p.m.
Men Cup semis: Shujaa 19-5 Germany | 12:24pm
Men 5th Semis: Kenya Morans 26-10 Tropics | 12:46pm
Men 5th semis: Red Wailers 19-29 KCB | 1:08 p.m.
Women semis: 1:30 p.m.
Women semis: 1:52 pm
Men 9th and 10th: SA All Stars 28-19 Western Province | 2:34 p.m.
Men 7th and 8th: Red Wailers | 2:56 p.m.
Men’s 5th Final: Morans 26-0 KCB | 3:18pm
Women 3rd and 4th: Cubs 31–7 Tropics | 3:40pm
Men’s 3rd and 4th: Uganda 31-5 Germany | 4:05 pm
Women’s final: Kenya Lionesses 15-12 Uganda | 4:30pm
Main Final: Shujaa 19-0 Samurai | 4:55 p.m.