Senior players ‘agree’ deal to resume Shujaa duty


The national sevens rugby team Shujaa huddle before the game against South Africa on day ...
The national sevens rugby team Shujaa huddle before the game against South Africa on day one of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Hamilton on 26 January, 2019. (PHOTO/Courtesy/ World Rugby)

In Summary

  • Senior Kenya Rugby international players say they have come into terms with the Kenya Rugby Union concerning their contract impasse although they are yet to sign them
  • According to our sources, they have agreed to join Shujaa for the rest of the season after coming into terms with KRU

Senior Kenya Rugby international players say they have come into terms with the Kenya Rugby Union concerning their contract impasse although they are yet to sign them.

According to our sources, they have agreed to join Shujaa for the rest of the season after coming into terms with KRU.

“Yes! We have agreed to come back to the team after coming into terms with KRU on our contracts which we expect to sign as soon as they are given to us.”

Our sources added that some of the senior players are expected at the KRU offices to sign the contracts.

“Some players are expected at the KRU offices to sign the contracts but if they fail to offer the agreed contracts we will continue staying at our local clubs.”

The senior players who haven’t played this season include; Kenya’s top try scorer Collins Injera, Andrew Ambaka, Willy Ambaka, Dennis Ombachi, Samuel Oliech, Dan Sikuta, Brian Tanga and Nelson Oyoo.

According to the statement from KRU head coach Paul ‘Pau’Murunga says all the players will be given equal opportunity.

“The boys are welcome in the team. They will be given an equal opportunity to train and a chance to be selected to play in the remaining legs. We still retain all the players that have been training and playing in the last 6 legs of the 2018/2019 season.” Said Paul Murunga, the Shujaa Head Coach.

Shujaa is 14th in the log with 18 points four points ahead of last-placed Japan with four rounds to go which includes Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Paris Sevens.

The team resumes training today and the final squad will travel on the 31st of April for the Hong Kong7s where they are in Pool C alongside Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia.

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