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Billy ‘The Kid’ joins Mwamba RFC

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Kenya's Billy Odhiambo scores a try during their ninth place semi-final with Spain on day two of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men's sevens competition at the Deodoro Stadium on 10 August. Photo by Dan Mullan - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images.
Kenya’s Billy Odhiambo scores a try during their ninth place semi-final with Spain on day two of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s sevens competition at the Deodoro Stadium on 10 August. Photo by Dan Mullan – World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 15 – Kenya Sevens center Billy ‘The Kid’ Odhiambo has officially joined Mwamba Rugby Club from Strathmore Leos.

Odhiambo, who plays as an outside center, agreed personal terms with Mwamba on Tuesday after both clubs worked out a transfer deal for the global star.

The Shujaa inspirational player has enjoyed massive success on the World Sevens Series with the national team, having also played in Rugby Sevens World Cup, Commonwealth Games and recently the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Locally, he has won several Sevens titles with his former club Strathmore Leos. He has also played for the Kenya Under-19 and the national team 15s team; the Simbas.

Billy 'The Kid' Odhiambo dotting down at the recently concluded 2016 Rio Olympics.
Billy ‘The Kid’ Odhiambo dotting down at the recently concluded 2016 Rio Olympics.

“Mwamba Rugby is a big club and it wasn’t a difficult decision to join this family. I’m looking forward to working with a different bunch of players. At the moment, I’m working hard to achieve my personal and club goals. I’m enjoying my time here already and getting to bond with the rest of the players,” Odhiambo stated.

The 22-year-old will make his debut for the club at this year’s edition of Christie 7s hosted by Kenya Harlequin at RFUEA Grounds this weekend which will bring the curtains down in the National Sevens Series.

He now Joins Kenya Sevens vice captain and all-time world series top try scorer Collins Injera as well as veteran Humphrey Kayange in the big club fondly known as Kulabu.

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