Kenya crowned Africa Sevens champs, book spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
JOHANNESBURG – Kenya qualified for the 2020 Olympics after won the 2019 Rugby Africa Sevens tournament in Brakpan on Saturday.
Kenya secured a 29-0 victory over their neighbours Uganda in the final. Kenya proved too strong for Madagascar in the semifinal round, winning 40-14.
Kenya will join South Africa in representing Africa at the Olympic Games. Uganda and Zimbabwe have another chance as they will be competing in Olympic repechage tournament next year.
Paul Feeney, Kenya's coach, said the victory was the result of planning and hard work.
"The boys played very well. We had a plan of how we wanted to play in this tournament," said Feeney. "The players worked very hard throughout the competition. They trained for 11 weeks nonstop. We will take a break, then prepare for the 2019/20 World Rugby Sevens Series."
Final positions at the Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens 2019:
12 Côte d’Ivoire
African News Agency (ANA)