NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 6 – Having missed donning the Kenyan shirt for the last one season, experienced players Collins Injera and Willy Ambaka have been included in the Shujaa 24-man provisional squad for the Safari 7s scheduled for October 18-20.
The team, now under the tutelage of New Zealander Paul Feeney has been in session for the last two months under assistant coach Kevin Wambua and most of the players who did duty for the team last season have been retained as well.
Injera and a host of other senior players turned down call ups to play for the team last season after failing to agree with the Union on the terms of their contracts, but it seems all has now been settled with the two joining in.
The ever green Injera had a splendid season in both the National Sevens Circuit and the longer version of the game in the Kenya Cup where he was among the top try scorers.
Among other senior players included are Dan Sikuta and former skipper Andrew Amonde as well as Nakuru’s Nelson Oyoo.
Feeney’s first task will be to guide the team to Safari 7s glory, an achievement that will thrust them positively into the new season of the World Sevens Series.
“We have made some great improvements on our structures, we’re working hard on our strengths as well as our individual skills. I believe we are on target on putting out a great show during the Safari sevens,” Feeney said.
Kenya is expected to field two teams for the Safari 7s, Shujaa and a second tier side, Morans.
Kenya Sevens Provisional squad:
Jeff Oluoch, Alvin Otieno, Charles Omondi, Brian Wandera, Bush Mwale (Homeboyz), Monate Akuei Nelson Oyoo (Nakuru), Timothy Mmasi (MMUST), Davis Nyaudi (Menengai Oilers), Herman Humwa, Willy Ambaka (Kenya Harlequins), Ian Mabwa (Nondies), Vincent Onyala, Jacob Ojee, Andrew Amonde, Johnstone Olindi, Mickey Wanjala, Geoffrey Okwach (KCB), Joel Inzuga, Billy Odhiambo, Collins Injera, Daniel Taabu, Mike Okello (Mwamba), Daniel Sikuta(Kabras Sugar).