Rugby:Kenya Shujaa fails to qualify for HSBC World Rugby Seven Series!

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The only way for Shujaa to be promoted back to the series is to ensure they are the Winners of the Africa 7s and in case South Africa wins-

Alvin Otieno scores a try against Uruguay at the London 7s pool playoff competition- Sunday.Image Kenya Sevens

By Mahlon Lichuma

The weekend was full of rugby action from the  africa women’s cup championship in Madagascar, the Mzansi challenge in Kenya, and the World Rugby qualifiers in London.

Saturday was a winning day as the Kenya Lioness won their first division match against Madagascar with a 29-20 lead, Shujaa won their first playoff game with a 24-19 against Canada and the Simbas also won their Mzansi Challenge with a 48-7 against Zimbabwe in their first division of the Currie Cup.

The London 7s tournament featured the 2024 qualifiers where Kenya played the finals but lost 7-12 to Canada and were relegated from the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Despite winning all their Saturday games against Canada and Tonga, On Sunday they were held by the Canadian team at the final stage of the tournament and blew off the Shujaa’s candle to participate in the 2024 series.

The relegation holds a black cloud on Shujaa as they may lose the 3-year sponsorship deal they made with Sportpesa in December as they are no longer taking part in the HSBC World Series.

The only way for Shujaa to be promoted back to the series is to ensure they are the Winners of the Africa 7s and in case South Africa wins, they have to come third, head for a two-weekend challenger tournament against the 12 teams from around the world in April 2024 and ensure they win.

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