Kenyans take to Twitter to congratulate Rugby Sevens team

Kenyans take to Twitter to congratulate Rugby Sevens team

The Kenya Rugby Sevens team has received streams of support via Twitter after strong performances at the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Kenyan hopes of scooping their first ever Rugby Sevens World Cup trophy were shattered on Sunday when they lost 12-5 to England in the semi-finals and they ended up finishing fourth overall.

Kenya had qualified for the quarter-finals after a 100 per cent record in the group stages, winning all their matches with huge margins against the Philippines, Zimbabwe and Samoa.

The Kenyans then beat France in the semi-final by beating France 24-19.

After their loss to England in the semi-finals and a third-fourth playoff against Fiji, which they lost, Kenyans took to Twitter to show their support.

On Saturday the IRB Sevens Twitter account posted a screenshot showing how #Kenya7s was trending number on in the world.

#Kenya7s is trending worldwide number 1! #RWC7s pic.twitter.com/AzKndlXb8T

— IRB Sevens (@IRBSevens) June 29, 2013

President Uhuru Kenyatta tweeted regularly during the tournament.

Well in #Kenya7s. You have done Kenya Proud #RWC7s

— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) June 30, 2013

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga also got in on the action.

Yet again, our Shujaa boys prove nothing is greater than Kenyan strength of will…Proud of you @kenya_7s

— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) June 30, 2013

While controvasial blogger Robert Alai added:

@UKenyatta did well to psyche up the #Kenya7s team during State House visit. That was GREAT Mr President

— Robert Alai (@RobertAlai) June 15, 2013

President Kenyatta had hosted the team before they left for the World Cup and had promised a personal contribution to each player of KSh75,000 (US$875) if they make it to the finals.

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