NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – Kenyan teams for the Africa Cup and Safari Sevens tournaments running concurrently at the Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani this weekend have been selected by head coach Benjamin Ayimba.
The Africa Cup squad will be handled by Paul Murunga and consists of players who stood out for their clubs during the just concluded National Sevens Series.
Michael Wanjala, a player with previous World Series experience skippers the side which features among others the electric Aluda Beda from Kabras Sugar, Lameck Dunde of the Resolution Impala Saracens and Alex Olaba from the Strathmore Leos.
Kabras’ playmaker Brian Tanga features in the Safari Sevens squad under the tutelage of Ayimba.
Andrew Amonde will skipper the side that also features Alvin Otieno, Nelson Oyoo, Billy Odhiambo and Leonard Mugaisi.
Kenya squad (Africa Cup Sevens)
Michael Wanjala (Menengai Cream Homeboyz, captain), Steve Sikuta (Mwamba), Lameck Dunde (Resolution Impala Saracens), Herman Humwa (Kenya Harlequin), Fidel Oloo (Kabras Sugar), Derrick Mayar (Resolution Impala Saracens), Kevin Keegan (Kenya Harlequin), Alex Olaba (Strathmore Leos), Aluda Beda (Kabras Sugar), Martin Wanjia (Mwamba), Greg Odhiambo (Mwamba), Ginton Adongo (Strathmore Leos)
Coach: Paul Murunga Team Manager: Erick Ogweno, Physio: Anthony Maina
Kenya Shujaa (Safari Sevens)
Andrew Amonde (KCB, Captain), Frank Wanyama (Kenya Harlequin), Willy Ambaka (Kenya Harlequin), Alvin Otieno (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Bush Mwale (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Brian Tanga (Kabras Sugar), Jeff Oluoch (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Nelson Oyoo (Top Fry Nakuru), Eden Agero (Kenya Harlequin), Cyprian Kuto (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Billy Odhiambo (Mwamba), Leonard Mugaisi (Menengai Cream Homeboyz)
Coach: Benjamin Ayimba, Team Manager: Newton Ong’alo, Physio: Lameck Bogonko, S&C: Geoffrey Kimani