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January 16, 2019

Five players called up to Kenyan team ahead of Safari 7s

Kenya Sevens team during a past Safari Sevens tournament at Kasarani. /FILE
Kenya Sevens team during a past Safari Sevens tournament at Kasarani. /FILE
Five players have been called up to the Kenya Sevens squad for this weekend’s Safari Sevens tournament at the RFUEA grounds.
Masinde Muliro University’s Timothy Mmasi, Mwamba duo of Gregory Ochieng and Ronnie Omondi make the cut alongside Kenya Commercial Bank’s Vincent Onyala and Mean Machine skipper Shadon Munoko. The five are in the Morans squad and Impala’s Samuel Motari will skipper the side.
Eden Agero will skipper the Shujaa side who are the defending champions and will be assisted by Michael Wanjala. Both teams will be under the tutelage of Paul Murunga and Kevin Wambua while Lamech Bogonko is the team physio.
Murunga said Safari Sevens will act as a trial for the players who will get contracted for the 2018-2019 World Sevens Series. “This is an opportunity for players to show what they have and make a mark this weekend. We hope we can retain the title we won in 2016,” added Murunga. The team has been training for the past fortnight and Murunga said the squad was looking forward to the assignment this weekend. “A good number of players featured in the Africa Cup Sevens in Tunisia and will be keen to do the country proud in front of their home fans,” added Murunga.
Murunga observed that the quality of teams attending the tournament will be good preparation for the Dubai and Cape Town Sevens next month.
“ The calibre of teams coming are good enough to test us accordingly. Samurai, Spain and Portugal are good teams and will make the tournament competitive,” added Murunga.
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