Epic try by Dennis Ombachi that sealed Kenya’s place in Rio

Kenya faced arch rivals Zimbabwe in the final match of the Africa round Olympics qualifiers in South Africa. Time expired with Zimbabwe leading 17-14. All the Zims needed to do was boot the ball into touch. However the kickoff was received by the Kenya winger. The ball eventually found its way into the hands of Dennis Ombachi who embarked on a scintillating run featuring power, speed and agility.

He brushed off two would be tacklers who proceeded to fall down as if they had fallen off a moving bus or matatu. He then picked up speed and as two Zimbabwe defenders closed in, Ombachi executed a sudden change of direction that left the Zim defenders sprawling, leaving Ombachi to score beneath the posts and seal Kenya’s ticket to Rio.

The 2016 Olympics will feature rugby sevens for the first time ever. However Kenya has its work cut out. It is a Kenya team that is a far cry from the 2013 team that reached the rugby world cup semis under Mike Friday.


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