Kenya 7s senior players and the Kenya Rugby have agreed to terms on a return to work formula for the remaining part of the season.
According to a statement by the union, they held a meeting with the players who participated in the 2017/2018 HSBC World Sevens Series and reached a consensus. The senior players who led Kenya to a record point tally last season have been absent in 2019 after the union which is experiencing a financial crisis, adopted a lower salary structure where senior players were supposed to earn Sh100,000 and below.
Head Coach Paul Murunga has welcomed the move saying all the players who played the opening legs will keep their places in the camp and will also be subjected to a fair selection process.
“The boys are welcome in the team. They will be given an equal opportunity to train and a chance to be selected to play in the remaining legs. We still retain all the players that have been training and playing in the last 6 legs of the 2018/2019 season.” Murunga is quoted by KRU.
The team resumes training on Tuesday 19th March and the final squad will travel on the 31st of April for the Hong Kong7s where they are in Pool C alongside Fiji, New Zealand and Australia.
The side has collected 17 points in past six legs and they will be hoping to rise from the dangerzone