Photo-Gallery: Kenya wins 2016 Singapore sevens

In April of 2016, Kenya made history when for the first time ever, they won a leg of the IRB circuit. They did this by winning the 2016 Singapore sevens

Captain Andrew Amonde and Willy Ambaka upon arrival in Singapore

Kenya started well, beating Samoa 24-0

Humphrey Kayange’s height was useful in line-outs and so was his vast experience, guile and ability to exploit open spaces

Willy Ambaka scored and Kenya tied Scotland 12-12 in the second group match

Collins Injera converted a penalty at the hooter to give Kenya a dramatic 15-12 win over Argentina in the semi-finals

Injera celebrates with team-mates after converting the crucial penalty

Captain Andrew Amonde was fearless and decisive in breakdowns, winning crucial ball after crucial ball

Frank Wanyama scored one of Kenya’s tries in the final

Oscar Ayodi at centre, made numerous line breaks with clever diagonal runs. And his size was a handful for defenders

Kenya celebrate after vanquishing Argentina in the semis

Kenya beat Fiji 30-7 in a memorable final in which Fiji hardly left their half of the field


Nelson Oyoo’s 70 metre run against Fiji in the final was one of the highlights of the tournament

Injera was named player of the final and received the award from Fijian legend Waisale Serevi

After winning the cup, Kenya celebrated by performing Koffi Olomide’s “selfie” dance

Kenya players celebrate a historic win
From Left : Sammy Oliech, Augustin Lugonzo, Andrew Amonde, Humphrey Kayange, Willy Ambaka, Robert Aringo, Frank Wanyama

Triumphant return to jubilant supporters, traditional dancers KRFU and government officials

The players were hosted by president Uhuru Kenyatta at state house where he practised his line-out skills


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