Kenya’s Shujaa will be hoping to put their opening performance against USA behind them when they take on an in form South Africa at 1.00 PM.

Kenya went down 19-14 in their Olympic rugby Sevens Pool C opener in Tokyo against USA on Monday.

South Africa on the other hand began their campaign with a 33-14 win over Ireland.

A last minute try by USA captain Madison Hughes proved costly for the national sevens team who now have a mountain to climb with South Africa up next.

Kenya will have to beat the South Africans to have any hopes of making it to the next round.


Carlin Isles touched down for USA in the third minute before Martin Iosefo added to his uncoverted try in the fifth minute.

USA captain Martin Hughes converted Iosefo’s try to hand USA a 12-0 lead but Kenya replied through Collins Injera’s converted try on the brink of half-time.

Jeffrey Oluoch levelled the game at 12-12 when he went past the try line in the 10th minute and Eden Agero converted to give Kenya a 14-12 lead.

But just when Kenya looked to have done the job, Hughes landed a try at the death and his conversion ensured USA ran out 19-14 winners.