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Shujaa succumb to Argentina in opening match of Sydney Sevens.

Kenya started their Sydney Sevens on a losing note, going down 7-5 to Argentina in Sydney Sevens yesterday. Shujaa must beat France and Wales to book their spot in the Main Cup quarterfinal after an error-strewn display against the Pumas.

Argentina were quick off the blocks, denying Kenya possession in a physical first half. Franco Sabato was a constant menace for Shujaa and played an excellent pass to Gaston Revol, who crossed the whitewash with Sabato adding the conversion for a 7-0 lead.

Shujaa looked devoid of ideas in attack with Argentines defending resolutely and snuffing out the Kenyan attack time and again amid desperate last minute tackles to lead 7-0 at the interval. On resumption, Kenya came out firing on all cylinders and were given a glimmer when former captain Andrew Amonde powered his way past three defenders to score at the corner.

Sammy Oliech missed the conversion to trail 7-5. Shujaa piled on the pressure but wrong footing in attack and a litany of errors cost them. Elsewhere, Impala host Kabras in the pick of the Kenya Cup ties today. The hosts will be seeking to end Kabras unbeaten start to the season. It will be tall order for the Sarries, who have won against the sugar millers in seven meetings since kabras were promoted in 2014. Champions KCB host Quins at the Lion's den in Ruaraka

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Publication:The Star (Nairobi, Kenya)
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Date:Jan 27, 2018
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