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Pau optimistic ahead of Cape Town 7s
By Eric Njiru | Fri 07 Dec, 2018 15:32

Kenya 7s head coach Paul Murunga is optimistic his side will do well at this weekend's second round of 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series -Cape Town 7s in South Africa. 

Pau saw his side record their worst performance at Dubai 7s last weekend losing all five matches but on Friday he told Raga House the vibe is positive and ready to take on the opponents down South. 

"We are doing fine," he said. "We had to train on our defence and ball possession. We are hoping for much improvement here in Cape Town."

Kenya Sevens are in pool C of the Cape Town 7s where they will meet France(6.41pm) and Fiji(3.20pm) for yet another weekend with Dubai 7s bronze winners England(12.21pm) being the third team. 

"It's a tough pool but that's where we are now and if we can't beat Japan and Spain then no easy ride for us. We just have to work extra hard."

Pau was dealt with a blow before Cape Town as he learned Jeff Oluoch could not travel to Cape Town due to Visa issues. He has however called in Cyprian Kuto and Vincent Onyala for the weekend.

"Unfortunately Jeff had visa issues, he really played well in Dubai. We can't buy experience. The boys are ready to learn and do better." 

Pau, who took over Kenya 7s duties this season, was on the technical bench in 2015 as Kenya 7s reached Cape Town 7s semis and finished fourth. That was the year Kenya became the first side to beat South Africa in Cape Town.

Cape Town 7s fixtures
11.15am Scotland vs Canada
11.37am Australia vs Wales 
11.59am Fiji vs France 
12.21pm England vs Kenya 
12.43pm Argentina vs Spain 
1.05pm USA vs Japan
1.27pm South Africa vs Samoa 
1.49pm New Zealand vs Zimbabwe

2.36pm Scotland vs Wales 
2.58pm Australia vs Canada
3.20pm Fiji vs Kenya 
3.42pm England vs France 
4.04pm Argentina vs Japan 
4.26pm USA vs Spain 
4.48pm South Africa vs Zimbabwe 
5.10pm New Zealand vs Samoa

5.57pm Canada vs Wales 
6.10pm Australia vs Scotland
6.41pm France vs Kenya 
7.03pm England vs Fiji 
7.50pm Spain vs Japan 
8.12pm USA vs Argentina
8.34pm Samoa vs Zimbabwe 
8.56pm New Zealand vs South Africa

Sunday
11.36pm Challenge Trophy quarters 
1.04pm Cup quarters

8.44pm Cup final


Eric Njiru
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