No Respite for Kenya at Cape Town 7s

After leaving the season-opening Dubai 7s with five points, the Kenya Sevens team will be hoping for a better performance in this coming weekend’s Cape Town Sevens where they have been drawn in a very tough Pool B.

Benjamin Ayimba’s side will grapple against hosts South Africa, Dubai 7s losing finalists England as well as Zimbabwe as they aim to do better than in the Dubai leg where they dropped to the bowl competition which they also lost in the semifinals to would-be winners France.


Kenya battled England in the second match in Dubai which the English won 19-12 this past weekend. The two will come up against each other again on Saturday (Dec. 12), at 1327hrs (EAT).

After that, Shujaa will face hosts and defending champions South Africa at 1710hrs. The Springboks have won their last 6 meetings against Kenya who have only one win in the last 28 clashes, a 14-7 success at Glasgow Sevens in May 2014.

The last group match for Kenya will be against the only non-core side at the tournament, Zimbabwe at 2034hrs. The duo last met in June 2013 in Moscow, a match the East Africans won 31-5.

Kenya lost 24-5 to Canada in the bowl final last time they stepped foot in Cape Town.

Pool A: Fiji, Argentina, Scotland, Russia

Pool B: South Africa, England, Kenya, Zimbabwe

Pool C: USA, Australia, Wales, Portugal

Pool D: New Zealand, Samoa, France, Canada

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