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Kenya 7s seal Olympics qualification
By Eric Njiru | Sat 09 Nov, 2019 16:51

Kenya 7s qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after beating Uganda 31-0 in the Africa 7s final on Saturday Nov 9, 2019 in South Africa.

Shujaa will return to the Olympics for a second time in a row after competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics when Sevens Rugby made its way back to the summer games.

Captain Andrew Amonde, Daniel Taabu, Oscar Dennis(2) and Jeff Oluoch were all on the scoresheet as Kenya 7s defeated Uganda. To reach cup final, Kenya beat Madagascar 40-17.

Australia Sevens had earlier on qualified for the Olympics after winning Ocenia 7s.

10 teams have now qualified for Tokyo 2020 – Japan as hosts and four through the series, Fiji, USA, New Zealand and South Africa, while Great Britain, Argentina and Canada came through their respective regional qualification tournaments.

This leaves Asia as the last region to send a qualifier to Japan. The Asian qualification tournament takes place in Incheon, Korea later this month, on 23-24 November.

While Africa Sevens champion will take the direct route to Tokyo, the second and third-placed teams, Uganda and Zimbabwe, will go through to the World Rugby Global Repechage competition in June 2020 which will round off the qualification process.

As well as providing a ticket to Tokyo 2020, the teams finishing in first and second place at the Africa Men’s Sevens will be in the mix for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier tournament with more details to be announced in due course.

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