Kenya coach Paul Muranga confident of avoiding relegation from world sevens series

By Machuki Sundaa

Kenya coach Paul Muranga is confident his side will win the battle against relegation from the HSBC World Sevens Series after they picked up three points at the Singapore Sevens.

Muranga’s side finished in 13th place in Singapore to take their eight-tournament points total to 26, ahead of fellow relegation battlers Wales (25 points) and Japan (22 points).

Shujaa registered three wins and three losses and Muranga is looking forward to a stronger performance at the London Sevens starting on May 25.

“ I am happy with the performance,” Muranga said. “You can see the senior players improved our level of play and we only need two to three weeks of training and we will be fine.”

Going into the second last leg of the series, Shujaa have an uphill task against Singapore runners-up Fiji, Samoa and France in Pool B.

However, Muranga was confident that Shujaa have time to prepare and improve on their performance in the remaining two legs.

“We have a month to go before London and that gives us adequate time to go all out and do well in the final two legs.”

Meanwhile, Singapore champions South Africa headline Pool A with Argentina, Canada and Japan. Hosts England will face off against New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland as the invited 16th team in Pool C while Pool D features USA, Australia, Wales and Spain.

The London Sevens will be played on the 25-26 May at Twickenham Stadium.

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