Uganda finish second in Africa 7s, advance to repechage

Uganda lost the Africa 7s final to Kenya, and this saw the Cranes finish second with a chance in the repechage tournament for final Olympics qualification.

Uganda lost 29-00 to Kenya conceding 5 tries in the final, at the hands of Captain Andrew Amonde, Daniel Taabu, Oscar Dennis(2) and Jeff Oluoch, with the Kenyans only converting two of those in the process.


Kenya celebrates qualification. Photo – Rugby Afrique

Owing to the win, Kenya directly qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as African champions and putting the number of qualified teams at 9 i.e hosts Japan, the four top series teams from 2018-2019 – Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa and United States, African Champions Kenya, Oceania Champions Australia, European Champions England, North and South American Champions Canada and Argentina respectively. This leaves two slots with one to be taken by Asian 7s champions ( Asia 7s will be held on 23–24 November 2019 in Incheon, South Korea) and Repechage winner. 

Uganda will represent Africa at the repechage after finishing second in South Africa, alongside Zimbabwe who finished third overall after defeating Madagascar in the third-place playoff.

The repechage will consist of the two runners-up from each of the six tournaments (12 teams in total) with the winner qualifying for the Olympics. This will happen on 20-21st June 2020 and the city of Biarritz, France has applied as a candidate to host the tournament.

Results of Day 2 (Match 20 – Match 36)  Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens 2019:
Tunisia 28 – 7 Botswana
Morocco 10 – 7 Ghana
Zambia 19 – 12 Nigeria
Zimbabwe 15 – 12 Madagascar 
Namibia 38 – 19 Senegal
Kenya 24 – 7 Uganda
Ghana 19 – 15 Ivory Coast
Morocco 28 – 21 Tunisia
Botswana 0 – 31 Mauritius
Zimbabwe 12 – 21 Uganda
Kenya 40 – 14 Madagascar
Zambia 5 – 28 Namibia
Nigeria 12 – 14 Senegal
Ivory Coast 14 – 19 Tunisia
Ghana 33 – 10 Morocco
🥉Zimbabwe 24 – 7 Madagascar
🥈 Uganda 0 – 29 Kenya 🇰🇪 🥇


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