Kenya 7s finished ninth at the Tokyo Olympics beating Ireland 22-0 in the ninth playoff played at Tokyo Stadium.
The match marked Andrew Amonde’s final appearance in the Olympics with Kenya 7s. It was a slight improvement from 2016 where Kenya finished 11th.
There was no breakthrough for either side in the opening five minutes. Kenya 7s however struck before halftime when Johnstone Olindi spotted a gap and quickly raced on to score the opening try. The try was converted taking the scores to 7-0.
In the second half, Quick hands by Collins Injera and Billy Odhiambo set up Jacob Ojee who powered into the try box at the left corner for the second try.
Injera also started the build-up to the third by stealing the ball from the Irish men and offloaded to Ojee. Ojee paced on released Herman Humwa who linked up with Daniel Taabu and the halfback picked Willy Ambaka with a pass for the third try.
Taabu scored the final try, rising from a scrum and sprinted on for a try. Amonde making his final Olympic appearance missed the conversion as Kenya won the clash with 22 points.
WEDNESDAY, 28 JULY 2021 PLAYING SCHEDULE EAST AFRICAN TIME (EAT)
11th Place Play-Off Korea 19-31 Japan
9th Place Ireland 0-22 Kenya 7s
Men 27 5th Place SF 1 Canada vs USA -4:00 AM
Men 28 5th Place SF 2 South Africa vs Australia 4-4:30 AM
Men 29 Medal SF 1 New Zealand vs Great Britain -05:00 AM
Men 30 Medal SF 2 Argentina vs Fiji -05:30 AM
Tuesday 27 July PLAYING SCHEDULE EAST AFRICAN TIME (EAT)
Men 19 9th Place SF 1: Ireland 29-0 Republic of Korea
Men 20 9th Place SF 2: Kenya 7s vs Japan 4th-11:00 AM
Men 21 Medal QF 1: New Zealand 21-10 Canada
Men 22 Medal QF 2: Great Britain 26-21 USA
Men 23 Medal QF 3: South Africa 14-19 Argentina
Men 24 Medal QF 4: Fiji 19-0 Australia
MONDAY, 26 JULY 202
Tokyo Olympics 7s round one results
Men 1 Pool B: Fiji 24-19 Japan
Men 2 Pool B: Great Britain 24-0 Canada
Men 3 Pool A: New Zealand 50-5 RO Korea
Men 4 Pool A: Australia 19-29 Argentina
Men 5 Pool C: South Africa 33-14 Ireland
Men 6 Pool C: USA 19-14 Kenya 7s
Round two fixtures (timings in EAT)
Men 7 Pool B: Great Britain 34-0 Japan
Men 8 Pool B: Fiji 28-14 Canada
Men 9 Pool A: New Zealand 35-14 Argentina
Men 10 Pool A: Australia 42-5 RO Korea
Men 11 Pool C: USA 19-17 Ireland
Men 12 Pool C: South Africa 14-5 Kenya 7s
TUESDAY, 27 JULY 2021 PLAYING SCHEDULE EAST AFRICAN TIME (EAT)
Men 13 Pool B: Canada 36-12 Japan
Men 14 Pool B: Fiji 33-7 Great Britain
Men 15 Pool A: Argentina 56-0 RO Korea
Men 16 Pool A: New Zealand 14-12Australia
Men 17 Pool C: Kenya 7s 7-12 Ireland
Men 18 Pool C: South Africa 17-12 USA