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Africa 7s: Kenya slams Botswana in opener
By Patrick Korir | Sat 13 Oct, 2018 13:36

Returning Kenya 7s made a statement if intent by taking down Botswana 49-0 in the opening game of the Africa Men's Sevens at the Jemmel Stadium in Monatsir, Tunisia on Saturday 13 October.

Kenya landed seven tries under the posts all converted by Daniel Taabu to seal the win. The new look Shujaa side led 35-0 at half time.

Cyprian Kuto opened the scoring showing Mike Wanjala the way for the second try. Debutant Taabu sliced his way down the middle for the third. Wanjala was to complete his brace with the fourth before his club mate at Homeboyz added the fifth and final one of the half.

In the second half, a largely scrappy one, a relaxed Kenya added two more tries. Alvin Buffa Otieno raced for the line after a massive handoff on a Botswana back for the first of the two. Another debutant Derrick Kyeoga added the seventh that Taabu booted in to kill off the Vultures

Botswana were their own worst enemies in this game as they failed to capitalise on two sin bins on the Kenyan side. Debutants Eliakim Kichoi and Gramwell Bunyasi were both sent to the crime seat on either half. Six or Kenya's seven tries were off turnovers. 

Kenya will complete day one activities with a final pool A game against Morocco at 4.40pm Kenyan time.

Broadcast info 

Watch Live on YouTube and on Kwese Free Sports:

Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUCs3bS6-DI

Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8kNBuJCy8E

Africa 7s Pool

Pool A: Kenya, Morocco, Botswana

Pool B: Uganda, Senegal, Ghana

Pool C: Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Mauritius

Pool D: Madagascar, Namibia, Zambia

Fixtures & results - Saturday 13 October, 2018

A             Kenya 49 Botswana 0

B             Uganda v Ghana               1.22pm

C             Zimbabwe v Mauritius   1.44pm

D             Madagascar v Namibia   2.06pm


A             Morocco v Botswana      2.50pm

B             Senegal v Ghana              3.12pm

C             Tunisia v Mauritius          3.34pm

D             Zambia v Namibia            3.56pm


A             Kenya v Morocco             4.40pm

B             Uganda v Senegal            5.02pm

C             Zimbabwe v Tunisia        5.24pm

D             Madagascar v Zambia     5.46pm

Patrick Korir
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