Photo : Michael Okombe makes a defensive dive for Kenya XVs against Spain.
Namibia hosted Kenya XVs on Saturday 8th August 2015 at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek Namibia. Having won all their International Test matches at their home turf, Kenya were going into this match with high expectations of nothing less of a win, be it narrow or big.
Namibia recently lost to Spain at the same venue in Windhoek in an International test match while Kenya XVs walloped the European giants less than a fortnight ago.
Namibia’s Fly half was first on the scoreboard with a well drilled penalty with just four minutes into the game.
KCB RFC’s fullback, Darwin Mukidza silenced the fans two minutes later with a converted penalty from a promising position to bring matters to a stalemate.
Namibia were on the scoreboard again with a superb try and their number 10, Theuns Kotzè added the extras to give Namibia a 10-3 lead.
Theuns Kotzè then had two successful penalty conversions in the 15th atn 23rd minute before right winger David Philander sliced through Kenya’s defense for a try in the 34th minute.
Namibia went for points in almost all chances they got after Kenya XVs were penalized. With few minutes shy from half time, Theuns Kotze was at it again with a converted penalty.
The half time score at Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek Namibia was 25-6 in favor of the host.
Despite having the better of opening exchanges, Kenya XVs conceded a try by center Darryl de la Harpe five minutes after the start of second half and Theuns Kotzè drilled in the conversion.
Things continued going from bad to worse as Namibia were awarded a penalty try moments later.
Namibia had not had enough as substitute Renaldo Bothma ruined Kenya XVs hopes of a comeback with a try and Theuns Kotzè converted.
It got worse for Kenya XVs with ten minutes to full time. Theuns Kotzè who was proving to be a thorn to Simba’s flesh went over the white wash.
Kenya XVs would later end their miseries with a try by Jocob Ojee and a conversion by Darwin Mukidza to end the match 46-13.
Kenya had not lost to Namibia in the last two matches. Kenya last beat Namibia in 2014 in Madagascar. The result sees Kenya XVs end it on a low having being on a winning streak.