The Kenya national rugby sevens team, Shujaa, head coach Kevin Wambua, has lauded his team stunned South Africa 17-12 in a cup final at the Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The win guaranteed them a spot in the 2024 Olympic Games and saw them named Africa 7s champions.
Wambua said the win was historic for Kenyan rugby, saying it came days after the team was relegated from the HSBC World Rugby 7s series.
“I’m lost for words, we had a dream, we worked hard, and we have now achieved it. Coming from being relegated from the HSBC World Rugby 7s series, that shows what we can do as a country and as a team,” said Wambua.
He said the team’s victory exceeded the final score because it symbolized the power of determination, teamwork and confidence in facing adversity.
“We did a lot of work for this, but the key was selling the dream to the players, telling them we can do it, working on our game structures and game plans, and building a culture,” he explained.
“This holistic approach, blending tactical refinement with a shared sense of purpose, propelled Kenya 7s to victory,” added Wambua.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.