Kenya sevens lift bowl in Wellington, vow to improve
10 February 2014, 11:31
Nairobi - Kenya ended their Wellington Sevens campaign with a 24-14 win over
Scotland in the bowl final at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New
Oscar Ayodi opened Kenya's account with
an unconverted try after a minute of play. Skipper Collins Injera
doubled Kenya's lead, Biko Adema converting for a 12-0 lead but two
converted tries saw Scotland go 14-12 up but Injera struck right at the
interval, Kenya taking a 17-14 lead into half time.
Paul Treu's half time pep talk
re-ignited fire in Kenya's belly as they had an upper hand in the second
half. Biko Adema would convert Horace Otieno's try midway through the
half, the Kenyans building a ten point cushion that they held to the
Speaking after the game, Injera said, "
It definitely feels great after a day one that was not quite what we
wanted. We went back and regrouped. We wanted three wins on day two and
got three wins."
Commenting on Kenya's playing style,
Injera said, " Definitely there is a difference from last year. All we
have to do is keep adapting and continue ticking the boxes.I know that
it will soon come along well."
Talking about his scoring,he said, "
It's part of the reason I am on the team, and I thank God that I still
have the strength and ability to do it."
Bowl success saw Kenya garner 8 points, their tally for the season rising to 47.
They ended up in the bowl after
finishing third in Pool D, losing 12-24 to Samoa and 0-24 to Australia
before beating Tonga 40-7. They beat France 24-7 in the semis, this
after a 34-0 quarter final win over Portugal.