Amonde captains Shujaa, Aura ends retirement as Dubai training camp looms

Amonde captains Shujaa, Aura ends retirement as Dubai training camp looms

The Emirates Invitational 7s is a competitive training camp including two tournament weekends for a number of national rugby sevens teams in the world from March 26th-April 11th in supporting the teams in their preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Andrew Amonde will captain Shujaa as they head to the Emirates Invitational 7s in Dubai.  

Innocent Simiyu named the 16 man travelling party in Nairobi on Thursday. Others making the trip include vice captain Bily Odhiambo, Harold Anduvati, William Ambaka, Vincent Onyala, Bush Mwale, Daniel Taabu, Johnstone Olindi, Eden Agero, Samuel Oliech, Jeff Oluoch, Nelson Oyoo, Jacob Ojee, Derrick Keyoga, Alvin Otieno and Tony Omondi.

Speedster Michelle Sinaida Aura ends her brief retirement and is part of the Lionesses squad headed to Dubai for the tournament. Others making Felix Oloo's squad include skipper Phila Olando, Christabel Lindo, Celestine Masinde, Cynthia Camila, Enid Ouma, Janet Okello, Diana Awino, Leah Wambui, Sarah Oluche, Naomi Amuguni, Stella Wafula, Judith Auma, Linet Moraa, Sinaida Aura, Sheila Chajira and debutant Terry Ayesa. 

The Emirates Invitational 7s is a competitive training camp including two tournament weekends for a number of national rugby sevens teams in the world from March 26th-April 11th in supporting the teams in their preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.

The Emirates Invitational 7s will see fourteen international rugby teams arrive in Dubai on March 26th, moving into bio-bubbles across the Emirate to participate in the Olympic preparation event with all training and competition at the home of the Emirates Dubai 7s, The Sevens Stadium.

Shujaa will play in the men's competition alongside Argentina, Japan,Canada, Uganda, Spain, France and Chile while the Lionesses will play in the women's competition alongside USA,Canada,France, Brazil and Japan. 

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