Shujaa, the national rugby7s team started on a high note in this season’s HSBC by beating Canada 29-15 in the pool A match opener in Dubai, United Arab Emirates today.
Darwin Mukidza is the only change to the Shujaa squad heading out to the final legs of the 2016/17 HSBC Sevens World Series in Paris and London.
Kenya sevens will face off with hosts France England and Spain at the penultimate of world IRB World Rugby Seven’s Series in Paris, France in a month’s time after failing to defend their Singapore main Cup title last weekend.
It was a difficult moment for Kenya sevens coach Innocent ‘Namco’ Simiyu to explain poor performance in the past four legs of IRB series.
Kenya7’s collected eight points at the concluded Wellington7s after Kenya lifted the challenge trophy title, to stay tenth on the log as the third.
Kenya Sevens are slated to play warm up games against Fiji and Samoa in readiness for the Wellington Sevens starting this weekend at Westpac Stadium.
Collins Injera, who produced a stellar performance in 2016 during IRB world seven’s Series has been listed as the Sportsman of the Year category ahead of January 20th Sports Personality of the Year Award (SOYA).
Kenya Sevens captain Andrew Amonde is looking forward to the next match against Australia which will determine whether they reach the cup quarters of drop to the newly introduced Challenge Trophy.