Nairobi News

SportsWhat's Hot

Rugby fans angered by Kenya Sevens meltdown in San Francisco

Kenya Sevens inconsistent returns at the Rugby Sevens World Cup in San Fransisco has disappointed a chunk of their fans on social media.

Shujaa, who progressed to the semi-finals of this competitions in the last two editions, have had a tournament to forget this time round, losing twice and winning just one match.

In the opening game, Innocent Simiyu’s charges posted a 19-7 win over Tonga.

The Kenyans then somehow let a 26-0 lead slip throw their to fall to a shocking 31-26 defeat to Scotland, a result saw them eliminated from the main competition.

Shujaa then lost 14-24 to lowly Ireland in their Challenge Cup quarter-finals, an outcome that has left Kenyans fuming.

The Shujaa’s meltdown comes in the wake of a breakdown in relationship between the team and Kenya Rugby Union, which temporarily led to Simiyu’s sacking and quick reinstatement.

Not even a motivational pep talk by Deputy President William Ruto ahead of the international showpiece, followed by an executive order by the DP to have the team’s allowances paid in full seems to have rejuvenated the players.

Here’s what the fans had to say on social media: