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Shujaa beat Japan 21-7 in Olympics classification match

RUGBY By Standard Sports | July 27th 2021
Chihito Matsui of Japan in action against Kenya in their Tokyo 2020 Olympics rugby Sevens pool C match. [Reuters].

The Kenya Sevens rugby team [Shujaa] made light work of hosts Japan, beating them 21-7 in a classification match staged at the Tokyo Stadium.

Shujaa scored their tried courtesy of captain Andrew Amonde, Alvin "Buffa" Otieno and Jeffrey Oluoch.

Kenya started the Olympics campaign on Monday with a 19-14 loss to the USA before going down 14-5 to South Africa and 12-7 to Ireland.

The hosts took the lead early in the game before the Kenyans’ inspiring display secured their first win of the tournament.

Simiyu's men have now finished last in Pool C with three points behind South Africa, USA and Ireland.

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