Top seeds Shujaa face hosts in Safland 7s opener


Dan Sikuta (L) of Samurai tackles Bush Mwale of Kenya Shujaa during their Safari Sevens ...
(FILE)Dan Sikuta (L) of Samurai tackles Bush Mwale of Kenya Shujaa during their Safari Sevens match at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on September 25, 2016. Kenya beat Samurai 38-21 to be crowned champions. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

The national sevens team, seeded top at the Safland Sevens, will launch their title hunt against hosts Namibia on Friday.

The tournament that will be staged in Swakopmund has been divided into pools X and Y with the Shujaa placed with Namibia, South Africa Select, Bulls and Zambia (X).

Section Y features Botswana, Ducal from the Czech Republic, Namibia Academy and Lesotho.

Shujaa safely landed in Namibia and will kick start their campaign against hosts and an equal enterprise Namibia at 5.20pm on Friday evening.

Assistant coach Will Webster will be banking on the experience of Frank Wanyama, Dan Sikuta, Oyoo and Eden Agero to lift the ultimate prize.

In 2016, the Shujaa secured the first-runners up position after losing to old rivals South Africa and will be looking to go a step better this season.

The top two teams in each pool will earn a direct qualification to the cup semifinals.

Safland Sevens Squad

1.Frank Wanyama 2.Dan Sikuta 3.Brian Tanga 4.Samuel Oliech 5.Oscar Ayodi 6.Nelson Oyoo 7.Herman Humwa 8.Charles Omondi 9.Jeff Oluoch 10.Eden Agero 11.Eric Ombasa 12.Sam Muregi

 

Shujaa Fixtures (All times in EAT)

Friday 10 November

Shujaa v Namibia 5.20pm

Shujaa v Zambia 7.40pm

Saturday 11 November

Shujaa v Bulls 11.00a.m

Shujaa v S.A. Select 2.00pm

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