Saturday, March 23, 2013

Shujaa, Stars March On

Kenya's rugby sevens team, Shujaa and the National football side, Harambee Stars made the nation proud with outstanding showings in their respective fields of play on Saturday.

Shujaa Reach the Main Cup Quarters in Hong Kong

The Kenya 7s lads started their Hong Kong Sevens campaign with a 17-14 win over USA on Friday. Tries from skipper Andrew Amonde, Dennis Ombachi and a conversion of the first try by Biko Adema saw Mike Friday's Boys await New Zealand challenge on Saturday.

Series leaders New Zealand stepped Kenya to end the match 31-7 in an early encounter on Saturday. Willy Ambaka was the only Kenyan who managed to cross the try line.

In the last match of the day, the boys  rallied from 7-17 to reach the Main Cup  last eight with a 19-17 result over France in one tense match. The first Kenyan try came from Ombachi with Adema's conversion putting the team 7-5 up.

With 2 minutes remaining to the end of regulation time, Oscar Ouma sprinted clear on the left wing to score a try converted by Adema. A last-gasp effort from Horace Otieno ensured the scoreline ended 17-19 in favour of Kenya.

Kenya will face Portugal in the last eight.

Stars Reignite Hopes to Qualify for 2014 World Cup

Harambee Stars put up a stunning performance against Nigeria's Super Eagles reaping a 1-1 draw in African Champs fierce home turf.

The Kenyan side hopes for the road to Brazil in 2014 were revived after Francis Kahata Nyambura scored from a memorable free-kick in the 36th minute. The composed team also benefited from a spectacular Arnold Origi in the goal and defender David Owino.

However, the Eagles were not ready to be disgraced in their holy grail, the Calabar with Oduamadi Nnamdi scoring in added time to secure a point.

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