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Amonde to skipper Shujaa in Safari 7s

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Veteran Kenya 7s captain Andrew Amonde in training ahead of Safari 7s. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – Veteran Andrew Amonde will skipper Kenya’s Shujaa team at this weekend’s Safari Sevens in a squad that also features Kenya’s all-time try scorer Collins Injera.

Kenya’s second string the Moran’s will be captained by experienced Jeff Oluoch in a team that has youngsters Johnstone Olindi and Herman Humwa among others.

Other seasoned players who are back in the squad are Willy Ambaka and Nelson Oyoo.

The return of the core players comes after staying out the entire season following their dispute with the Kenya Rugby Union management over contact.

Amonde will lead Shujaa in aim of reclaiming the Safari Sevens title that they won in 2016 as they take on South Africa’s Blue Bulls, Russia Academy and Zambia in a relatively easy Pool C.

Among the veterans who did not make a comeback under the new head coach Paul Feeney are Oscar Ayodi, Sammy Oliech, Oscar Ouma, Dennis Ombachi and Billy Odhiambo.

Squads

Shujaa; Andrew Amonde (C), Bush Mwale, Willy Ambaka, Brian Wandera, Charles Omondi, Collins Injera, Mickey Wanjala, Daniel Taabu,Oscar Denis, Nelson Oyoo, Mike Okello, Jacob Ojee

Morans; Jeff Oluoch (C), Vincent Onyala, Alvin Otieno, Timothy Mmasi, Dan Sikuta, Monate Akwei, Herman Humwa, Ian Mabwa, Davis Nyaundi, Johnstone Olindi, Geoffrey Okwach, Joel Inzuga, Collins Shikoli.

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