Calm Shujaa land in Hong Kong, bullish of an impressive outing


Calm Shujaa land in Hong Kong, bullish of an impressive outing
(FILE)Kenya Sevens Rugby Captain Andrew Amonde lifts the HSBC trophy as Vice Captain Collins Injera flies the Kenyan flag high.

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  • Kenya Rugby Sevens team has arrived safely in Hong Kong ahead of the upcoming seventh round of HSBC World Series this weekend. Forward Andrew Amonde confirmed their arrival in an online interview with Citizen Digital, saying that they have settled well and looking forward to the weekend assignment.

Kenya Rugby Sevens team has arrived safely in Hong Kong ahead of the upcoming seventh round of HSBC World Series this weekend.

Forward Andrew Amonde confirmed their arrival in an online interview with Citizen Digital, saying that they have settled well and looking forward to the weekend assignment.

Shujaa will kick off their campaign against Canada at 2.56 pm on Friday, April 6.

“We have played against Canada before in the last outings of HSBC World Series this year, so for us, the aim is just to execute what we have learned in the training camp to attain positive results.”

They will then face Spain in their second pool match at 8.10 am on Saturday, which will be a repeat of their preliminary match in their last outing in Canada where Kenya outclassed Spain 43-0.

They will conclude their pool matches against Sydney Sevens champions Australia at 12.10 pm.

“Our target is to reach the quarter-finals of the main cup and attain our season’s target of ten points per outing.”

Shujaa collected 29 points in their last two outings; bagging ten points in Las Vegas and 19 points in Vancouver to consolidate their eighth position in the log on 64 points after six rounds.

Amonde however believes that the strides they have made is “work in progress”. He said: “… our target each time we are on the pitch, and this has been shown by our performance in the last four legs where the team  attained their target of ten points is to perform well.”

Shujaa Squad to Hong Kong

Oscar Ouma (Top Fry Nakuru, Captain), Samuel Oliech (Resolution Impala Saracens), Andrew Amonde (KCB), Willy Ambaka (SportPesa Quins), Daniel Sikuta (Kabras Sugar), Arthur Owira (KCB), Collins Injera (Mwamba), Eden Agero (SportPesa Quins), Billy Odhiambo (Mwamba), Jeff Oluoch (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Nelson Oyoo (Top Fry Nakuru), Ian Minjire* (Resolution Impala Saracens), Augustine Lugonzo (Menengai Cream Homeboyz) .

Management:

Innocent Simiyu(head coach), Will Webster(Assistant Coach), Geofrey Kimani [Conditioning Coach), Lamech Francis Bogonko (Physio) and Erick Ogweno (Team Manager)

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