Ayimba happy with Sevens team performance

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The Kenya Sevens Rugby side arrived back in Nairobi on Tuesday morning and shifted focus on the next round of the IRB Sevens series set for Las Vegas.

Coach Benjamin Ayimba said he is happy with the way the team has picked up in the first three rounds of the series and is looking ahead for the upcoming rounds.

In both Wellington and Sydney rounds Kenya reached the quarter finals earning good points that have seen the team move to eighth in the standings.

In Wellington the Shujaas dismantled Canada and Portugal 37-7 and 26-5 respectively before losing to Australia 17-12 to finish second in Pool “D. They were eliminated in the quarters if the main cup by New Zealand.

In Sydney Kenya lost 28-12 to Fiji in the Main Cup Quarterfinal. They then won 24-21 over USA, but lost 24-0 to Argentina in the Plate final.

And Ayimba says the team has so far surpassed its target. “The first target was to get out of number 13 which we have. We are now eighth and it is going to be difficult to dislodge us from there,” he said.

He says the series is tough, teams are unpredictable but Kenya will continue playing with zeal to achieve its goals.

“The important thing is we remain focused, we enter the game and play with zeal. Teams out there are very unpredictable.

Kenya are in Pool A for the fourth round ,the USA Sevens, taking place on 4-6 March in Las Vegas, USA. The team has been pooled with New Zealand, Portugal and Russia.

“It will not be easy, it only gets tougher. We have some unfinished business with New Zealand from the previous rounds and we will sort the few mistakes we have and deal with them.”

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