The Kenyan Sevens returned to the World Series for the first time after defeating Germany 33-15 in a thrilling match in Madrid on Sunday.

Kenya saw their rivals cross the foul line, but captain Vincent Onyala leveled things up before Tony Omondi converted to make it 7-5.

Shujaa was reduced to six men when Chrisant Ojwang was sent to the sinbin for a high tackle. Germany took advantage of the opportunity to score a try from a corner, but the conversion was unsuccessful. Ojwang will then return to put the Kenya ahead, but the turn hit 12-10 in favour of Shujaaz by halftime.

John Okoth pierced and put team Kenya ahead for 19-10, but Germany reduced the gap to 17-15 affirming a fierce final.
However, Kenya added more tries to secure a 33-15 scoreline to return to big time form.

Shujaa was kicked out of the World Series last year after finishing 13th and faced a move to the second Challenger Series in 2024.
However, they did the important thing to get their comeback, winning the first leg in Dubai in January before finishing third in Montevideo in March, followed by fifth place in Munich in May.

This gave them a chance in the promotion-run away from Madrid and after wins and wins, they had no margin for error against the Germans with a World Series spot on the line.
Kenya had an uninterrupted 19-year run as the top team, but they began to fade in 2022 before the inevitable happened the following year.

After returning to the World Series, they will now focus on preparing for the Olympics, having punched their ticket to the Paris Games in their first career post-season break