Shujaa Sevens head coach Innocent ‘Namcos’ Simiyu has named his 12-man squad ahead of the 2021 HSBC Sevens World Series in Vancouver, Canada.
Nelson Oyoo will captain the Shujaa squad with the opening leg scheduled to take place on 18th and 19th September.
“We have had a very good one-week high-performance camp at Parklands Sports Club (Nairobi) and the boys have managed to hit their performance targets. We are quite excited about going to Vancouver,” said Simiyu.
Five debutantes – Levi Amunga, Derrick Keyoga, Alvin Marube, Mark Kwemoi, and Timothy Mmasi have been included in the team.
“As for the team we have selected, we are looking towards the Commonwealth and World Cup and this is the starting point for us. Our key focus in the first two tournaments is to get our game going and start hitting those performance targets early enough in the season.
“If we can play in the quarters and semis, it will be a very big plus in this journey that is heading towards the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup,” added Simiyu.
Shujaa have been placed in group A alongside South Africa, Spain, and invitational team Mexico.
Nelson Oyoo (Nakuru, captain), Jeff Oluoch, Alvin Otieno, Timothy Mmasi, Herman Humwa, Harold Anduvati, Willy Ambaka (Narvskaya Zastava Rugby Club, Russia), Daniel Taabu (Mwamba), Mark Kwemoi (Menengai Oilers), Levi Amunga (KCB), Billy Odhiambo (Mwamba), Derrick Keyoga (Menengai Oilers), and Alvin Marube (Impala Saracens)