Zimbabwe's Cheetahs celebrate winning the African Sevens title in Tunisia. Photo: Rugby Afrique on facebook

JOHANNESBURG – The Zimbabwe Cheetahs caused an upset by defeating Kenya 17-5 to lift the African Sevens Championship trophy in Monastir, Tunisia on Sunday.

It was a remarkable effort from the men from Harare who were taken to extra time in their semifinal before seeing off defending champions Uganda 24-19.

Kenya had a bit of an easier route to the final in thrashing Madagascar 36-5 in semifinal action.

The Ugandans managed to restore some pride in claiming the bronze medal with a 24-19 win over the Madagascans.

Zambia collected the plate final in outplaying hosts Tunisia 24-14.

Zimbabwe's Cheetahs receiving the African Sevens champions trophy in Tunisia on Sunday. Photo: Rugby Afrique on facebook
Zimbabwe's Cheetahs receiving the African Sevens champions trophy in Tunisia on Sunday. Photo: Rugby Afrique on facebook

Sunday's results from Tunisia are:

Cup Quarterfinals: 

Kenya 33 Zambia 7

Uganda 14 Tunisia 10

Zimbabwe 19 Senegal 0

Madagascar 28 Morocco 10

Bowl Semifinals:

Botswana 0 Namibia 14

Ghana 40 Mauritius 0

Plate Semifinals:

Zambia 42 Morocco 14

Tunisia 12 Senegal 7

Cup Semifinals:

Kenya 36 Madagascar 5

Uganda 19 Zimbabwe 24

7th – 8th place

Morocco  24 – 26  Senegal

Plate Final

Zambia  24 – 14  Tunisia

3rd – 4th place play-off:

Madagascar  19 – 24  Uganda

Cup Final:

Kenya  5 – 17 Zimbabwe

African News Agency (ANA)


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