- Kenya Simbas will have another chance to qualify for their maiden World Cup when they head for the repechage tournament in November
- Simbas were beaten by Namibia, who qualified directly for the Rugby World Cup that will be staged in France next year
- The tournament of four will be held in a round-robin format, with the winner booking her place in the 20-team World Cup tournament
Kenya rugby 15s national side Kenya Simbas failed to book a direct ticket to the Rugby World Cup after falling to Namibia in the Rugby Africa Cup final.
Namibia swept aside Simba 36-0 to book a seventh successive appearance at Rugby's grandest stage. A hat-trick of tries from Wian Conradie plus a couple of other mistakes from the Kenyan side saw Namibia remain undefeated against Kenyan opposition since 2014.
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Kenya will join Portugal, one of Tonga or Hong Kong and one of Chile or the United States in the tournament. The Repechage will take place in November in a yet-to-be-confirmed venue.
Prior to the final, Kenya had beaten neighbours Uganda 42-7 in the quarterfinals before surviving a late scare from Algeria in the semifinals.
President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulates Angella Okutoyi after she becomes the first Kenyan to win a tennis Grand Slam
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Kenyans from all walks of life have continued to send in their congratulatory messages to Angella Okutoyi, who became the first Kenyan to win a Grand Slam over the weekend.
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Okutoyi partnered with Rose Marie Nijkamp from the Netherlands to win the Wimbledon Open doubles Junior Championships. The duo beat Canadians Kayla Cross and Victoria Mboko to see Okutoyi write her name in Kenyan tennis history.
President Uhuru Kenyatta led the tributes via State House's official Twitter account, terming Okutoyi's victory as a momentous occasion for the country. Former Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama also left a word for the 18-year-old.