Morans lose opening two games in disastrous start to All-African Games

20th March 2024

The team now have a steep mountain to climb in a bid to get the gold medal.

Floyd Wabwire. PHOTO| SportPesa
Floyd Wabwire. PHOTO| SportPesa
  • Morans were beaten by Burkina Faso in the opener.
  • They then lost to Zimbabwe in the second match.
  • The team has four games remaining to salvage their tournament.

The second-string Kenya 7s side, popularly known as Morans, had a disastrous start to the 2023 All-African Games ongoing in Accra, Ghana as they succumbed to defeat in their opening two games played on Tuesday.

The side which is currently under the tutelage of Shujaa assistant coach Louis ‘Fadhee’ Kisia started on a sour note when they were shockingly beaten 10-5 by Burkina Faso in their opening match.

Morans then failed to steady the ship in the second match when they once again saw their efforts end with a 27-22 loss against Zimbabwe in a match that had been pushed to golden point extra time after playing to a 22-22 draw in regulation time.

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The opening loss have left Morans with a steep mountain to climb in their quest towards clinching the gold medal against the other six teams.

The 12-member squad play only one match on Wednesday against Benin scheduled to kick off at exactly 1:06 PM. On Thursday, March 21, which is the final day of the tournament, Morans will play three back-to-back games with the first one starting at 12:44 PM against Tunisia.

They will then battle it out with hosts Ghana from 3:28 PM before completing their fixtures with a mouth-watering tie against East African neighbors Uganda at 6:56 pm.

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Tournament Format

The tournament will be played in a round-robin format after which the nation with the highest points will be declared the continental champions.

A team is expected to earn three points for every win they record while a bonus point will be on offer for any country that loses a game by a margin of seven points or less.

Finally, teams that suffer a defeat with eight points or more will not receive any point

There must also be a winner in every game, with drawn matches expected to go to the golden point extra time.

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Morans squad to African Games

George Ooro, Brian Mutua, Cornelius Mokoro, Dennis Abukuse,  Floyd Wabwire, Steve Sikuta, William Mwanji, Brian Mutugi, Elvis Olukusi, Austin Sikutwa, Ben Salem, Dennis Abukuse

Morans Results

Kenya 5-10 Burkina Faso

Kenya 22-27 Zimbabwe

Kenya vs Benin

Kenya vs Tunisia

Kenya vs Ghana

Kenya vs Uganda

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