With a new coach in place for the 2016/2017 World Series Sevens, Kenya had a shaky year on the circuit. Finishing in 12th place overall, Kenya’s best finish was at the Cape Town Sevens, where they finished 6th. This was quite the drop from an overall 6th in the 2015/2016 season – a year where they claimed a title at the Singapore Sevens.
While coffee is Kenya’s largest income generator, very few people drink it, viewing it as an export product. Locals tend to prefer tea or beer.
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While he’s no stranger to the World Series Sevens circuit, Willie Ambaka is still one to look out for. As one of Kenya’s highest try scorers Ambaka crossed the line 19 times during the 2016/2017 season. A combination of strength, pace and size, Ambaka is like a freight train when in full flight, and a force to be reckoned with.
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2017 Sydney Sevens placing: