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Ayimba drafts Ayodi, Agero for Cape Town 7s

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Morans captain, Eden Agero, holds the Bowl trophy of 2015 Safari 7s after Kenya's second team beat Portugal in the final on Sunday, October 4, 2015. He has been drafted for the Shujaa squad for Cape Town. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya

Morans captain, Eden Agero, holds the Bowl trophy of 2015 Safari 7s after Kenya’s second team beat Portugal in the final on Sunday, October 4, 2015. He has been drafted for the Shujaa squad for Cape Town. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya

NAIROBI, December 9- Oscar Ayodi and Eden Agero left for Cape Town on Wednesday morning after being drafted to the Kenya 7s team by head coach Benjamin Ayimba.

Ayodi who plays for Homeboyz and Kenya Harlequins man Agero featured in the Rio 2016 Olympics qualifiers last month but were left out of the travelling party for the HSBC World Sevens Series opener in Dubai where Kenya finished with three points.

They come in place of Jeff Oluoch and Augustine Lugonzo who suffered back and groin strains in Dudai that marked the return of Ayimba to the World Series since the 2012/13 campaign after he was replaced by current USA boss, Mike Friday.

Shujaa are in Pool B for Cape Town with two African derbies on the cards against South Africa and Zimbabwe with losing Dubai Main Cup finalists England rounding the group.

Having moved from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for the new-look 10 round series, the players descended into Cape Town on a direct flight from Dubai ready to compete for the second Cup title of the season and continue their road to Rio.

According to Sport 24, the 55,000-seater Cape Town Stadium has been sold out for Saturday and Sunday.

Fiji sit on top of the standings, with England, USA and New Zealand completing the top four with Kenya in 11th after crashing out of the Main Cup following slim losses to Australia, England and Wales in the Dubai pool stages.

The 16 captains launched the Cape Town Sevens also on Wednesday.

SQUAD

Collins Injera (Mwamba,Captain),Biko Adema (Nondies),Eden Agero,Willy Ambaka, Frank Wanyama (Kenya Harlequin),Oscar Ouma, Nelson Oyoo (Top Fry Nakuru),Bush Mwale, Oscar Ayodi, Leonard Mugaisi (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Robert Aringo(Resolution Impala Saracens),Billy Odhiambo (Pan Africa Strathmore Leos)

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