TOUGH OUTING

Shujaa lose a second straight match at the Dubai sevens

Innocent Simiyu's charges also beat Spain 26-12 and will have to wait for other results to see if there are any hopes of advancing to the Main Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

In Summary

• Shujaa were once again slow starters in the encounter with the South Americans opening the scoring through Luciano Gonzalez who scored a brace in a span of two minutes for a 12-0 lead.

• Levi Amunga then leveled matters for Shujaa after scoring and converting his own try and tie the match at 12-12 at the interval.

Jeffrey Oluoch of Kenya scores a try against USA.
Jeffrey Oluoch of Kenya scores a try against USA.
Image: REUTERS

Kenya Sevens posted mixed results in the ongoing Dubai Sevens at the Sevens Stadium on Friday.

The Kenyan lads lost their opening two games, first crashing 14-7 to the USA before going down 22-17 in the second thrilling encounter against Argentina.

Mike Friday's charges started brightly, taking a deserved lead when Joe Schroeder broke the Kenyan defence line and offloaded the ball to Steve Tomasin who touched down with Tomasin converting his own try for a 7-0 lead.

Schroeder who had an outstanding game later turned villain when he was sent to the sin bin for cynical foul but Shujaa failed to take advantage as the USA held on till the break where they lead7-0

On resumption, Shujaa piled on pressure and their efforts were rewarded when Daniel Taabu split open the opposition defence and from the restant tackle offloaded the ball to Herman Humea who crashed over the line with Taabu converting to tie the game at 7-7

The USA, however, had the last laugh when Logan Tago fended off Levi Amunga to score at the corner Tomasin converted from a tight angle as the Americans held out for the win

Shujaa lost their second match of the Dubai Sevens, going down 22-17 to Argentina in an entertaining encounter played at the Sevens Stadium on  Friday.

Shujaa were once again slow starters in the encounter with the South Americans opening the scoring through Luciano Gonzalez who scored a brace in a span of two minutes for a 12-0 lead.

Shujaa regrouped thereafter dominating possession with Herman Humwa feeding Alvin Otieno to land at the corner for an unconverted try.

Levi Amunga then leveled matters for Shujaa after scoring and converting his own try to tie the match at 12-12 at the interval.

On resumption, Herman Humwa went on a solid run and offloaded the ball to Jeffrey Oluoch who touched down to give Kenya a 17-12 lead.

Argentina fought back and equalised courtesy of captain German Schultz. Matters went from bad to worse for Kenya when Otieno was sent to the sin bin with Argentina taking advantage in the final seconds as skipper Santiago Alvarez crossed the line to break Kenyan hearts.

Innocent Simiyu's charges also beat Spain 26-12 and will have to wait for other results to see if there are any hopes of advancing to the Main Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.