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Shujaa to face Samurai in Safari 7s quarters

Shujaa’s Mike Okello powers forward against Zambia at the Safari 7s. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 – Kenya’s core side Shujaa will take on Safari 7s defending champions Samurai in the Main Cup quarter finals on Sunday after they topped their group with a 100pc record, winning all their matches.

Shujaa started off their campaign with an emphatic 31-0 whitewash of Zambia before they thrashed Russia Academy 41-0 before finishing off with a 19-7 victory over Blue Bulls.

This will be the second Main Cup quarter of the day with South Africa’s Blitzboks taking on National Sevens Series overall champions KCB in the first last eight fixture of the day.

The Boks led by Cecil Afrika whitewashed Burundi 61-0 in their opening game before coming from behind to beat Morans 17-12. They finished off their group phase with a slim 19-17 win over Uganda.

Kenya’s second tier side the Morans who finished second in their pool behind South Africa will take on French outfit Seventise while Red Wailers tackle Russia Academy coached by Sevens legend Waisale Serevi in the final quarter final tie of the day.

Morans’ only loss was against The Boks while they won 24-10 against Uganda and a 52-0 annihilation of Burundi.

Meanwhile, Western Province coached by former Kenya 15s tactician Jerome Paarwater will play in the Challenge Trophy where they will face compatriots Blue Bulls.

Neighbors Uganda who won only one match in their group take on Zimbabwe in the first game of the day, Zambia face Russian outfit Zastava while Spain will take on winless Burundi.

Day Two Safari 7s fixtures:

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Challenge Trophy

9:00 – Uganda vs Zimbabwe

9:20 – Zambia vs Zastava

9:40 – Spain vs Burundi

10:00 – W. Province vs Blue Bulls

Main Cup

10:20 – South Africa vs KCB

10:40 – Shujaa vs Samurai

11:00 – Seventise vs Morans

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11:20 – R. Wailers vs Russia Academy

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