Kenya Cup side Kenya Harlequins has disclosed the main reason behind fullback Erick Shikuku being handed the sevens captaincy ahead of the national sevens circuit.
Speaking to Kenya Harlequins, the club’s sevens head coach Joash Odhalo says that Shikuku is respected by his teammates despite his young age and he also possesses leadership qualities thus the decision to hand him the armband.
Shikuku will be assited by Tony Mutai as well as Kenya international Eden Agero who are the vice captains.
“Shikuku despite his age commands respect from his team mates, possesses leadership qualities and has had tremendous growth in the short version of the game.
He has been a key player for Quins over the last three seasons.” Said Odhalo
On the team’s preparedness ahead of the 6-legged circuit, the tactician said that they are focused heading to Mombasa’s driftwood sevens.
“Preparations have gone well for both S&C and technically. We’ve had a few training games and had a feel of what we are up against, for us we are focused on firing our cylinders from the first tournament which we won last year by being efficient and executing what we have worked on.
“The rest is having the right attitude come game time and we will be always Sure, Strong, Superior,”he concluded.