The Kenya National Sevens Team Shujaa landed back in the country on Tuesday afternoon from Australia, the host country of the fourth leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series, the Sydney7s.
The previous week the teams were in Hamilton where Shujaa finished eighth in the tournament after falling 17-19 to Argentina in the seventh-place playoff after registering a loss to England, a draw with Japan and a win against South Africa in the pool stage. They climbed one place in the overall standings with 25 points.
Shujaa, however, had a dismal performance during the Sydney7s finishing last at the close of the tournament, with it, picking up one point bringing their tally to 26 points and eleventh in the overall standings.
Speaking on arrival, Technical Director Paul Feeney said the team was slowly working on fixing the errors they made in the two legs as they build-up to the Olympics set for July 2020, “I am proud of what the boys are doing and much as the results in Sydney were disappointing, we move on and work on winning games in the next tournament.”
Captain Andrew Amonde echoed Feeney’s comments saying they were happy with their performance in Hamilton and disappointed in Sydney, “We were humbled by the top teams in Sydney but it’s up to us to work on how we bounce back to winning ways after things fail to go our way.”
The team will resume their training sessions next week as they prepare for the LA7s and Vancouver7s taking place on the 29th Feb/1st March and 7th/8th March respectively.