Wanyama calls for an end to politics as Shujaa’s relegation fears looms large


Wanyama calls for an end to politics as Shujaa's relegation fears looms large
Kenya's Frank Wanyama in action at Safari 7s

In Summary

  • Kenyan international Frank Wanyama believes ending politics in the Kenya Rugby Union will help inspire the Paul Murunga coached charges to a better performance in their next outing of the HSBC Series in Hong Kong  in April after a catastrophic run this term.
  • Kenya collected just a point after finishing 15th at the Vancouver Sevens at the weekend adding to five points they earned in Las Vegas Sevens a fortnight ago.
  • The Kenya Harlequin utility player is adamant that the inclusion of experienced players will be a big boost for Shujaa.

Kenyan international Frank Wanyama believes ending politics in the Kenya Rugby Union will help inspire the Paul Murunga coached charges to a better performance in their next outing of the HSBC Series in Hong Kong  in April after a catastrophic run this term.

Kenya collected just a point after finishing 15th at the Vancouver Sevens at the weekend adding to five points they earned in Las Vegas Sevens a fortnight ago.

The Kenya Harlequin utility player is adamant that the inclusion of experienced players will be a big boost for Shujaa.

“For the good of the game it’s better we do away with the politics and put the game first because all the problems facing Shujaa started with politics.

“The contracts given to the players were not worth the effort that the players put in the field during the HSBC World Series,”he charged. “So I think they should not do away with the players since some are playing very well, they just need to add a few more experienced players to beef up the squad to better our performance in the next outings.”

Wanyama also believes there is a possibility of being relegated from the Series with the kind of results Shujaa are currently registering.

“We are currently second last in the log; five points ahead of last placed Japan and if they perform better than us in the last four rounds of the season we won’t be far from relegation, so we need to pull up our socks.”

The former Strathmore Leos centre added that inexperience in the squad has brought inconsistency in the team this season.

Shujaa are placed 14th in the 18th HSBC World Rugby Sevens log with only four rounds remaining to the end of the season.

The remaining four rounds include Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Paris Sevens.

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