Kenya Sevens Rugby team survived a scare before overcoming Tonga 19-7 in the opening match of the 2018 Sevens World Cup on Friday July 20 in San Francisco USA.
Tonga took an early 7-0 lead through Fine Tokai but Nelson Oyoo raced down te right flank to reduce the deficit, scoring a try to make it 7-5 at the break.
Oyoo was at it again in the second half, extending Kenya;s lead to 12-5 before Collins Injera scored Kenya’s third try and his first of the tournament.
Kenya progresses to round of 16 where they will play Scotland on Saturday at 5.03am.
2018 Sevens World Cup fixtures
Friday July 20, Pre-round of 16
1. 11.01pm Kenya vs Tonga
2. 11.23pm Canada vs Papua New Guinea
3. 11.45pm France vs Jamaica
4. 00.07am Wales vs Zimbabwe
5. 00.29am Samoa vs Uganda
6. 00.51am Russia vs Hong Kong
7. 01.13am Japan vs Uruguay
8. 1.35am Ireland vs Chile
Saturday July 21, Round of 16
9. 5.03am Scotland vs (Kenya vs Tonga)
10. 5.25am Argentina vs (Canada vs Papua New Guinea)
11. 5.47am Australia vs (France vs Jamaica)
12. 6.09am England vs (Samoa vs Uganda)
13. 6.31am New Zealand vs (Russia vs Hong Kong)
14. 6.53am Fiji vs (Japan vs Uruguay)
15. 7.15am South Africa vs (Ireland vs Chile)
16. 7.37am USA vs (Wales vs Zimbabwe)