Kenya Simbas captain Wilson Kopondo says he is proud of the team despite their world cup dream crashing after a 42-17 loss to Hong Kong in Marseille on Saturday.
Kenya looked poised to win the game as they headed into the blocks leading 12-7 but tables turned as Hong Kong ran in four tries in the second half to crash Kenya’s world cup dream.
The lock who took over the captaincy role following the absence of Davis Chenge feels the team put their best foot forward and played well against Hong Kong. He believes that they will have to work more on killing games as they had the game in control before giving it away in the second half.
“I’m very proud of the team. We gave it a good go and we’ll be back better for this. We need to work on closing out games going forward, we were in it for a long time but made a couple of bad calls and let it slip.” Kopondo said.
“I would like to thank everyone who supported us this year and we will be back and better,” added.
Kenya will play Germany in their last Repechage match on Friday.
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