Seniors return as Murunga names 7's team for Hong Kong, Singapore
Coach Paul Murunga has named some of the senior players back to his squad as the team heads to Hong kong and Singapore.
Andrew Amonde leads a host of senior players who have returned to the Kenya 7's rugby team as they prepare for next month Asian tour of the World Sevens Series that takes them to Hong Kong and Singapore.
Amonde, Dan Sikuta and Nelson Oyoo return to the team which also sees Eden Agero, Bush Mwale and Augustine Lugonzo called up.
This is the initial step of the prior gap between the seniors and Kenya Rugby Union being bridged with the players having boycotted training owing to contractual disputes.
“I am happy that we have some of these players back because their experience on the pitch is always crucial. Also, we had many injuries from Vancouver and having some players available is a huge boost. I am hoping that the others will also be back before we finish the season,” head coach Paul Murunga said.
While commenting on his return, Amonde says he is pleased and looks forward to help the team scale up the standings.
“I am pleased to be back with the boys and for now it is just to work on where the team is and see whether we can help to move up. The team is not in a good position but I am confident that with the blend of youngsters and experienced players we have, it is possible to do better,” stated Amonde.
Meanwhile, Nondies man Oscar Dennis has been handed his maiden call up for the national team.
For the Asian tour, regular skipper Jacob Ojee will miss out due to school commitments and the armband will be handed to Jeff Oluoch assisted by Vincent Onyala.
Daniel Taabu, Vincent Onyala, Oscar Dennis, Augustine Lugonzo, Shaddock Munoko, Bush Mwale, Mark Wandetto, Andrew Amonde, Johnstone Olindi, Dan Sikuta, Nelson Oyoo, Jeff Oluoch, Eden Agero