Kenya's Jeffrey Oluoch is tackled by New Zealand's Jona Nareki in the semi-final match on 8th April  Photo: Reuters

Fiji beat Kenya 24-12 in the finals of the Hong Kong Sevens to take home the crown.

Shujaa was forced to play with just five players after Willie Ambaka and Collins Injera were shown yellow cards before the half time break.

Kenya and Fiji players kneel for prayer after the Hong Kong Sevens final

Kenya’s loss comes a few weeks after their 29-7 loss to Fiji in the sixth leg of the World Rugby Sevens series final held in Vancouver, Canada.

Kenya began their campaign by beating Canada 26-10 before thrashing Spain 26-0.

Shujaa lost their third pool game played against Australia 26-28 before edging out Scotland 19-12 in the quarter finals.

Kenya is ranked 7th in the world series standings

Making an appearance in the Hong Kong semis for the first time, Kenya was drawn against third-placed New Zealand while South Africa faced Fiji in the other semi-final match.

Shujaa beat New Zealand 21-12 while Fiji rallied from 19-5 down at the break to beat South Africa 26-24, setting up a date with Kenya in the finals.

Kenya last won the main cup in 2016 after beating Fiji 30-7 and last beat Fiji 17-14 at the USA Sevens, the fifth leg of the Series.