Kenya at the 2018 Dubai Sevens

At the end of the 2017-2018 season, KRFU saw it fit to terminate the services of coach Ian Simiyu who had done well during the season. They replaced him with former national team player Paul Murunga who had no previous experience. The team to Dubai was also missing several key players who had featured for the national XV team thus making them unavailable. The net result was a poor performance at the 2018 Dubai sevens where Kenya lost every game.

Jeffery Otieno was one of the few bright spots

Group Stage

Kenya 7s 14 – 35 Scotland 7s
Tries:J Olindi 10′, D Ombachi 16′
Conversions:  J Olindi 10′, B Wahinya 16′

Kenya 7s 17 – 21 France 7s
Tries: D Ombachi 8′ & 13′ , J Olindi 14′
Conversions: J Olindi 8′

Fiji 7s 43 – 12 Kenya 7s
Tries:  S Motari 8′,  JO Otieno 16′
Conversions: E Agero 9′

Challenge Trophy Quarter Finals

Spain 7s 26 – 19 Kenya 7s
Tries: JO Otieno 2′ & 11′, L Mugasi 6′
Conv: J Olindi 2′, E Agero 6′

13th Place Semi Final, Match 33

Japan 7s 26 – 19 Kenya 7s
Tries: L Mugasi 2′ & 15′, D Ombachi 11′


Erick Ogweno
Eden Agero
Cyprian Kuto
Dennis Onkeo Ombachi
Samuel Motari
Alvin Otieno
Herman Francis Humwa
Erick Ombasa
Charles Omondi
Jeffrey Okwacha Otieno
Brian Wahinya
Johnstone Olindi
Leonard Mugasi
Daniel Taabu

Kenya were left mostly chasing shadows
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Author: blindside

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