Shujaa drop to 12th after Vancouver outing


The Kenya men’s national sevens team, Shujaa, is down to 12th after the sixth round of the 2019/2020 HSBC Sevens World Series, the Canada Sevens which was held at in Vancouver, Canada this past weekend. The sevens team will now have a two and a half months’ time to reflect upon the recent disappointing performances that have followed the team in the last four legs.

Shujaa collected 6 points after exiting the tournament at the 9th place semifinal stage, going down 12-7 to Scotland. They had reached this stage after beating Wales 28-0 in the 9th place quarterfinal. They have earlier collected 3 points at the Los Angeles leg played a week earlier. 

The team had earlier failed to qualify for the cup competition, finishing bottom of Pool C after losing their three matches, 29-0 to eventual tournament winners New Zealand, 14-12 to Ireland and 17-14 to Spain.

With four rounds left, Shujaa is placed 12th overall with 35 points with their dream of a top-eight finish and 100 all but faded away.