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Kenya Airways : EDITORIAL: Well done, Kenya Sevens

by April 17, 2016 General

The Kenya Sevens rugby team has once again done the country proud, winning the Singapore Sevens, their first victory in the World Sevens Series since their first appearance on invitation in the inaugural tournament in 1999 in Dubai.Stunning Fiji, who are not only the series defending champions but also the current leaders, 30-7 is no mean feat. It certainly is a big victory for the team’s coach, Benjamin Ayimba, who was in the Kenyan team that Fiji thrashed 71-0 at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.With two legs remaining to wrap up the series, the victory in Singapore should give Kenya Sevens the momentum they need ahead of the Rio Olympic Games.The victory sends a clear message to the Kenya Rugby Union and the team’s sponsors, Kenya Airways, that given the right conditions, the Kenya Sevens can excel. Besides ensuring that the players and the technical bench are well remunerated, it is our hope that the team will be accorded the support it needs to prepare well for the Olympics.The union’s board should desist from interfering with the management of the team as such actions have in the past led to the players going on strike. The new management team led by Richard Omwela should strive to get more sponsorship to enable Kenya Sevens to prepare adequately.(c) 2016 Nation Media Group. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (, source Middle East & North African Newspapers