Injured Injera out of Shujaa squad for Olympics qualifiers


Injured Injera out of Shujaa squad for Olympics qualifiers
Kenya Sevens coach Paul Feeney with his charges after their Tusker Safari Sevens 2019 match against Zambia at RFUEA Grounds on October 19, 2019. Shujaa won 24-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Amonde was Shujaa captain during the Safari Sevens where they finished third and will be deputized by Jeffrey Oluoch and Jacob Ojee
  • Shujaa will miss the services of Kenya’s HSBC top try scorer Collins Injera who is out with a shoulder injury

Kenya Sevens technical director Paul Feeney has named flanker Andrew Amonde as the captain of his charges for the 2019 Africa Sevens that will double up as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers in Johannesburg, South Africa next weekend.

Amonde was Shujaa captain during the Safari Sevens where they finished third and will be deputized by Jeffrey Oluoch and Jacob Ojee.

Shujaa will miss the services of Kenya’s HSBC top try scorer Collins Injera who is out with a shoulder injury.

Shujaa welcome back Willy Ambaka, Alvin Otieno, Bush Mwale, Billy Odhiambo and Nelson Oloo in the squad.

Others in the squad includes; the national sevens series most valuable player Vincent Onyala, winger Daniel Taabu, Johnstone Olindi and Oscar Dennis.

Kenya will follow the new format of the 2019 Africa sevens where they face Ivory Coast in the first round set to be played on November 8, and if they win they proceed to Pool B as B1.

SHUJAA SQUAD

1. Andrew Amonde (c) 2. Willy Ambaka 3. Alvin Otieno 4. Bush Mwale 5. Vincent Onyala 6. Daniel Taabu 7. Johnstone Olindi 8. Oscar Dennis 9. Billy Odhiambo 10. Nelson Oyoo 11. Jeffrey Oluoch (vc) 12. Jacob Ojee (vc)

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