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NAIROBI, Kenya, February 12 – The longest tour on record for the Kenya Sevens team comes to a close in Las Vegas where redemption rather than business as usual will be the mantra for Benjamin Ayimba’s side.After the ignominy of being bundled out of last week’s New Zealand sevens at the plate semi stage, star winger Collins Injera said that the main challenge this weekend is avoiding a slip up against one of their Pool C opponents.

“We face Samoa, Scotland and Chile which makes it very tricky. We’ll be taking one game at a time in order to reach the main cup quarters,” said Injera who scored five tries in Wellington.

The match against Samoa at 6.36 am on Sunday morning Kenya time  should be intriguing going by what happened in Wellington where Kenya threw away a 12-0 half time lead to concede to converted tries to the more streetwise Pacific Islanders.

With all the physicality associated with the Samoans, the match also promises to be a chess game between Lavin Asego and Uale Mai.

Both players are at the centre of what is great about their respective teams especially with the firepower they have out wide.

Before the clash with Samoa there is the small matter of taking on Chile and Scotland.

Despite their lowly status, Chile who play at 11.50 pm on Saturday night are known to cause the occasional upset a fact Kenya know all too well after losing to the South Americans 19-17 six years ago.

Next up is Scotland at 2.56 am, another side known to cause Kenya a few headaches going by their attritional approach to sevens rugby.

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Allan Onyango’s return is crucial especially in the tight where Kenya struggled to come to terms with by turning over unnecessary ball and coming second best in the collisions.

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