Nairobi — Nationwide Sevens crew Shujaa misplaced by advantageous margins of their opening match on the Tokyo Olympics on Monday morning, taking place 19-14 to the USA.
Maddison Hughes scored the successful attempt for the USA with a final minute attempt, coming after Willy Ambaka’s dot down on the opposite finish was chalked off by the TMO.
Shujaa had come from 12-0 down to guide 14-12, however will now have to hunt a method again into the event with their subsequent sport towards Eire at 1pm right this moment.
With lower than a minute and a half left to play, Ambaka thought he had dotted down what would have been the sport clinching tie for Shujaa when he raced behind the protection to select a Daniel Taabu kick.
Nevertheless, upon advise from the TMO, the referee chalked off the attempt as Ambaka was adjudged to have knocked on the ball earlier than taking place below stress from Matai Leuta’s sort out.
Shujaa had trailed 12-0 within the opening six minutes of the sport, having not been in a position to go away their very own half straight from kick off.
Carlin Isles dotted the opening attempt for america after Mike Friday’s aspect turned over possession when Herman Humwa was penalised. Off the rack, the USA unfold the ball extensive and Isles galloped his method into the attempt field. The conversion was extensive.
Iosefo Martin then added USA’s second attempt of the sport after one other mistake from the Kenyans handed possession again to the Individuals. Joe Schroeder carried the ball upfield, bulldozing his method near the attempt line earlier than offloading to Martin.
However, Shujaa pulled a attempt again simply earlier than halftime when Kenya picked possession straight from the restart. Nelson Oyoo made a frightening run on the left, pulling two defenders with him earlier than offloading to Injera who strutted down the center and went over the chalk.
Kenya trailed 12-7 at halftime, however there was certainly hope they’d the momentum and would bounce again.
They have been 14-12 up simply two minutes into the second half when Oluoch dotted down below the posts after Kenya turned over possession with Eden Agero having picked out his teammate with slightly go.
Shujaa will now tackle South Africa of their second match at 1pm, a sport that will likely be essential to find out whether or not or not they make it into the Cup quarters.
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