Kenya Sevens outlast Samoa in Singapore
Skipper Andrew Amonde led a spirited fightback by Kenya Sevens to edge out Samoa 17-7 in their last pool match of the Singapore Sevens on Saturday.
The win put Kenya in a strong position as they seek to advance to the Cup quarters in the tournament they won last season.
Gordon Langkilde put Samoa ahead with a converted try before Amonde weaved through the Pacific Islanders defence to draw Innocent Simuyu’s charges level at the stroke of half-time.
Second half tries by Billy “The Kid” Odhiambo and Nelson Oyoo helped Shujaa see off Samoa, although the Islanders were undone by two yellow cards to their players in a span of two minutes.
Kenya will have to wait for the result of the match pitting Argentina and Australia to know if they have advanced to the last eight of the competition.