National rugby sevens teams pitch camp at Kasarani as Olympic preps intensify

National rugby sevens teams pitch camp at Kasarani as Olympic preps intensify

Speaking from Kasarani, Shujaa Head Coach Innocent Simiyu noted that the men’s side had settled in well as they readied themselves for a series of pre-Olympic tournaments. He said,  “We’re working towards executing our set piece plays better, getting some more match fitness for the players and improvement on their individual performances,

Action between Shujaa and Argentina from the Madrid Sevens

The Kenya men’s and women’s national sevens rugby teams are in residential training at Kasarani as part of a high performance camp to aid their preparations for the forthcoming Tokyo Olympic games.

Speaking from Kasarani, Shujaa Head Coach Innocent Simiyu noted that the men’s side had settled in well as they readied themselves for a series of pre-Olympic tournaments. He said,  “We’re working towards executing our set piece plays better, getting some more match fitness for the players and improvement on their individual performances,”

“We really appreciate the effort by the Government through the Ministry of Sport, the National Olympic Committee of Kenya, the Sports Fund and Sports Kenya for making this camp a reality. It will go a long way in ensuring the team performs well at the Olympics and hopefully get a medal,” he concluded

Felix Oloo, the Lioness Head Coach said the women’s team will be to improve at the next pre-Olympic tournament. He also talked about player management, saying, “our rest and recovery protocols need to be very thorough going forward because it plays a big role in our performance. We have a player-centered approach where the players give suggestions on what they consider to work best for them on the pitch and the management team does the same, we then compare and go with what can be actualized more efficiently,”

Shujaa : 1. Andrew Amonde 2. Vincent Onyala 3. William Ambaka 4. Alvin Otieno 5. Bush Mwale 6. Harold Anduvate 7. Herman Humwa 8. Jeff Oluoch 9. Timothy Mmasi 10. Daniel Taabu 11. Johnstone Olindi 12. Tony Omondi 13. Mark Kwemoi 14. Levy Amunga 15. Alvin Marube 16. Derrick Keyoga 17. Jacob Ojee 18. Nelson Oyoo 19. Eden Agero 20. Samuel Oliech 21. Billy Odhiambo 

Lionesses : 1. Philadelphia Olando 2. Sheila Chajira 3. Celestine Masinde 4. Terry Ayesa 5. Sinaida  Aura 6. Stella Wafula 7. Christabel Lindo 8. Janet Kerubo 9. Vivian Akumu 10. Emmaculate Awuor 11. Enid Ouma 12. Janet Okello 13. Linet Moraa 14. Leah Wambui 15. Joy Kendagor 16. Ann Goreti 17. Cynthia Camilla 18. Judith Auma 19. Diana Awino 20. Sarah Oluche 21. Naomi Amuguni 

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