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Oyoo bags brace as Kenya edge Uganda at Rugby Africa 7s

RUGBY By Washington Onyango | May 9th 2021
Eroni Sau (L) of Fiji tries to tackle Nelson Oyoo (R) of Kenya during the Cup Final on the third day at the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament in Hong Kong on April 8, 2018. [AFP PHOTO / ISAAC LAWRENCE]

Nelson Oyoo scored a brace to inspire Kenya Sevens to a 24-7 comeback win over rivals Uganda in the Rugby Africa Solidarity Sevens match played at Markötter Stadium in Stellenbosch on Sunday afternoon.

Kenya drilled in four tries against Uganda’s one try to topple their neighbours, registering their second win of the day and fourth in total of the five matches played so far in South Africa.

Uganda were first off the blocks after former Kabras Sugar star Philip Wokorach danced his way through the Kenyan defense to score between the posts to give Uganda an unfamiliar 7-0 lead after converting his own try.

Kenya responded before the break with Oyoo touching down the right corner post after a beautiful offload from Billy Odhiambo but Uganda took a 7-5 after Tony Omondi missed the extras.

In the closing half, Kenya started imposing their dominance after Oyoo sold a pair of wheels through the middle of the Ugandan defense to score at the center as Kenya took a narrow 12-7 lead after Omondi’s conversion.

Alvin Otieno stretched the scores to 17-7 with another corner post try from the left wing before Daniel Taabu dummied his way to the try line to seal a comfortable 24-7 win over Uganda.

Earlier on, Kenya thrashed Stellenbosch Academy of Sport 26-0 in a one-sided match.

Jeffrey Oluoch, Alvin Otieno, Derrick Keyoga and Vincent Onyala’s tries were enough to hand Kenya their third win at the tourney used as part of the Tokyo Olympics Preparations.

Rugby Africa Day Two Results

Uganda 22-12 Zimbabwe

Kenya 26-0 SAS Academy

Kenya 24-7 Uganda

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