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Ambaka called to Sevens squad

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 15- Kenya Harlequins forward William Ambaka has been called up to the Kenya Sevens squad ahead of the next International Rugby Board (IRB) legs in Hong Kong and Adelaide.

Mwamba winger Horace Otieno has been recalled to the team after recovering from a leg injury alongside Nondies stalwart Ben Nyambu.

“There’s a consistent formula to the way we select the side, in every trip there’s somebody new coming in. Now its William’s chance to have a go and see how he can fit in,” said Ayimba who named the team on Tuesday.

The team which departs for Hong Kong on Sunday where they have been grouped in Pool D alongside Fiji, Russia and Malaysia.

“Fiji are the only big team that we train with outside there. They keep changing their players quite a lot but there always a potent side,” said Ayimba.

“We want to be very clinical against them (Fiji) and Russia as well who are our bogey team so we need to be very clinical and ruthless with how we approach them,” he added.

New Zealand and Wales lie in wait the following week in Adelaide on April 2-3.

“Our pool is relatively easy. We should be able to go through it. Our games against New Zealand this season have been very fruitful. So we hope to go through it and make the quarter finals,” said Ayimba.

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Humphrey Kayange amd company had a positive outing in the last tour to Wellington and Las Vegas where they managed to gather 12 points after a dreadful to the season.

They are currently in ninth position on the series standings behind the likes of Argentina and Wales.

Squad:
Humphrey Kayange (Mwamba, captain), Lavin Asego (Mwamba), Oscar Ouma (Nakuru), Gibson Weru (Nakuru), Horace Otieno (Mwamba), Sidney Ashioya (Kenya Harlequins), Collins Injera (Mwamba), Biko Adema (Nondies), Ben Nyambu (Nondies), Leon Adongo (Kenya Harlequins), Andrew Amonde (KCB), William Ambaka (Kenya Harlequins)

Non travelling reserves:
Peter Ocholla (Impala), Patrice Agunda (Kenya Harlequins), Lawrence Buyachi (Impala)

 

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