Commonwealth Games: Shujaa Show Uganda Who’s Boss In Birmingham
Shujaa ran in five tries, one of which was converted while Uganda crossed over twice, and converted all, but not enough to shake down a well worked victory for Damian McGrath’s men.
Johnstone Olindi crossed over twice while Billy ‘The Kid’ Odhiambo, Herman Humwa and Kelvin Wekesa had one try each for Shujaa. Former Kabras Sugar man Philip Wokarach and Timothy Kisiga went over for Uganda.
Olindi dotted down Kenya’s first try when SHujaa took advantage of Uganda’s numerical handicap. Ian Munyani was sent to the sinbin for lifting on the tackle and from the resultant scrum, Olindi sneaked on the outside to dot down. The conversion was wide and Shujaa led 5-0.
The Kenyan boys extended the lead to 12-0 when Humwa crossed over following a pretty offload from Tony Omondi. Off a quickly taken penalty, Olindi picked up, swung to Omondi who dummied past three markers before releasing Humwa.
The conversion was good and Shujaa stood 12-0 tall.
They extended the score to 17-0 when Odhiambo also got into the try party after Kenya won the ball from the restart. From the base of a ruck, Odhiambo sneaked off with the ball and dotted down.
Uganda however narrowed the deficit just before halftime when Kisiga found some space in the backline and cut through, the conversion following home for a 17-7 score at the break.