Kenya maul Tunisia in Africa Gold Cup


NAIROBI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) — Martin Owilah put on a man of the match performance as Kenya romped to a 67-0 win over Tunisia in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup in Nairobi on Saturday.

It was the fourth win in a row for Kenya after dismissing Morocco, Uganda and Zimbabwe to see them hold on to the second place on the leaderboard behind defending champion Namibia.

Owilah was a live-wire putting on a great display on the day. Willy Ambaka got the home side off to a bright start, scoring the opening try on his debut with Darwin Mukidza converting for a 7-0 score.

Mukidza would then convert tries from Andrew Chogo, Jacob Ojee and Elkean Musonye to give the hosts a 35-0 lead before pouncing on a loose ball to score and see his team take a 40-0 lead into the interval.

Unconverted second half tries from Owilah and Peter Karia saw the Simbas hit 50 points before debutant Mohamed Omolo scored and converted for a 57-0 lead.

Tony Onyango and Ambaka would score in quick succession, securing the result against an opponent who never threatened on the day.

The winner of the Gold Cup will secure automatic qualification to the 2019 World Cup in Japan. The second team will meet Germany, Canada and an Asian team in the repechage competition in Marseille in November. 


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