•The rugby event, which returns after a 35-year absence, will see the Morans play in the competition between March 18-20.
•Rugby Africa President Herbert Mensah affirmed that the sport will be a regular feature at the African Games going forward.
Kenya Morans will feature in the Sevens competition during next month's Africa Gam in Accra, Ghana.
The rugby event, which returns after a 35-year absence, will see the Morans play in the competition between March 18-20.
Sources confirmed that with Shujaa playing in the Challenger Sevens Series in Uruguay between March 8-10, Morans will fly the country's flag at the Pan African Games.
A total of 24 players are currently in the Shujaa training squad.
Rugby was used as a demonstration sport in the 1987 Africa Games in Nairobi, where Zimbabwe won the title after beating Madagascar and hosts Kenya to second and third position respectively.
Rugby Africa President Herbert Mensah said the sport will be a regular feature at the African Games going forward.
"I expect a competitive tournament with the likes of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Madagascar among others set to grace the tournament.
Morans last played in the Safari Sevens in November last year, where they finished fifth beating Tropics RFC 26 –10. They had lost 15-14 to Germany in the quarters.
Those expected to feature in the Morans squad include the the dazzling Floyd Wabwire, Gabriel Ayimba, Barnabas Owuor, Lamec Ambesta, co-captains Elvis Olukusi and Chrisant Ojwang among others.
Assistant coach Louis Kisia recently revealed that a good number of players are knocking on the door of Shujaa and Africa Games will be a test to gauge their position.
"It will be a good test for the players to see where they are in terms of mindset, preparation, skill set, confidence and how they can deal with the pressure," he noted.
Kisia said in the long term, the Morans squad will have to play in satellite Sevens tournaments to remain competitive.
"It's something we have discussed with the chairman and we must look for sponsors for the team to travel and play in Satellite Sevens tournaments," he added.
The team resumed training a fortnight ago and Strathmore Leos coach said competition for places in the squad is quite intense.
“We resumed training two weeks ago and players are very eager. We know it will be very tough selecting the final squads for both the Challenger Series and Africa Games," Kisia noted.