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Rugby Star Collins Injera Named in Shujaa Squad to New Zealand and Australia

by Zablon Ondari
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Kenya Sevens speedster Collins Injera is set to return to action after missing the opening leg of the 2019/20 World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai and Cape Town due to  injury. 

The 33-year-old Mwamba utility player will join the squad for the third and fourth rounds of the 2019/2020 HSBC Sevens World Series in Hamilton, New Zealand and Sydney.

KCB’s Vincent Onyala joins teammate Geoffrey Okwach, the joint top try scorer at the Safari Sevens, who just nine months ago was part of the Kenya U20 squad that qualified for the World Rugby Junior Trophy after beating Namibia 21-18 in the Barthes Cup final in Nairobi.  The duo, alongside Herman Humwa are the three changes from the team that did duty in Dubai and Cape Town.

Shujaa technical director Paul Feeney said: ”I am excited at getting Collins back in the mix. He’s obviously a very influential player. He trained the house down before the first series tournaments but couldn’t go.It’s great to have him back with the boys, looking forward to him adding to his try scoring list, too.”

The squad, which is captained by Andrew Amonde, leaves Nairobi for Hamilton on Saturday, 18th January 2020. They have been grouped in Pool B for the Hamilton Sevens alongside South Africa, England and Japan.

Here is Shujaa’s full squad to Hamilton and Sydney:

Andrew Amonde (KCB, captain), Jeffrey Oluoch (Homeboyz), Alvin Otieno (Homeboyz), Bush Mwale (Homeboyz), Billy Odhiambo (Stanbic Mwamba), Daniel Taabu (Stanbic Mwamba), Collins Injera (Stanbic Mwamba), Nelson Oyoo (Top Fry Nakuru), Herman Humwa (Kenya Harlequin), Willy Ambaka (Kenya Harlequin), Johnstone Olindi (KCB), Vincent Onyala  (KCB), Geoffrey Okwach (KCB,debut)

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