Kevin Wekesa was the man of the match yet again the Kenya 7s national team, Shujaa ended the day with one action at the Twickenham Stadium all smiles after securing yet another win in the do-or-die London 7s Challenger Series.
The Kabras RFC man scored another hat trick of tries for Kenya, sending them through to a big 38-26 win over Tonga. Wekesa, having scored a hatrick in Kenya’s opening match against Canada, brought his total number of tries for the day to six.
Leading 26-7 at the half, Kenya scored three more tries in the second half through Anthony Omondi, Edmond Anya and Daniel Taabu, to all but bolster Shujaa’s chances of retaining their status in the HSBC Sevens Circuit.
The Kenyans have had a terrible performance in the World 7s Series that saw them drop to the playoff pool. In the pool, where Shujaa were placed against Canada, Uruguay, and Tonga, Kenya will need to get another win on Sunday when they play Uruguay to remain firmly in the picture.
The top two sides after the round-robin competition will face off in Sunday’s playoff final for the 12th and final slot in the 2024 World Rugby Sevens Series. Kenya’s last pool clash with Uruguay is set for tomorrow at 1419 EAT.