BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,19TH JAN 2019-Kenya sevens Rugby team departs on Saturday for the Sydney and Hamilton legs of the 2017/18 HSBC Sevens World Series.
The squad is strengthened by the return of Andrew Amonde, who missed the opening legs in Dubai and Cape Town due to injury.Amonde brings back the much needed experience as coach Innocent Simiyu seeks to improve on the current 11th spot after collecting 13 points from the two legs.
Another star player who has been brought into the team is Menengai’s Erick Ombasa who will be making his debut appearance for the national outfit Samuel. Ombasa joins other newbies “Smurf” Ng’ethe and Arthur Owira who debuted in Cape Town while Herman Humwa misses out.
The squad will be captained by Oscar Ouma in the absence of Oscar Ayodi who is recovering from a knee injury.
Kenya is grouped in Pool A for the Sydney Sevens with Argentina, France and Wales.
Oscar Ouma (Top Fry Nakuru,Captain), Samuel Oliech (Resolution Impala Saracens, Vice Captain), Dan Sikuta (Kabras Sugar),Willy Ambaka (SportPesa Quins), Andrew Amonde (KCB), Arthur Owira (KCB), Eden Agero (SportPesa Quins), Brian Tanga (Kabras Sugar), Jeff Oluoch (Menengai Cream Homeboyz),Nelson Oyoo (Top Fry Nakuru), Erick Ombasa (Menengai Oilers), Samuel Ng’ethe (Menengai Oilers), Augustine Lugonzo (Menengai Cream Homeboyz)