kenya 7s squad for Dubai Invitational 7s announced

Kenya 7s players celebrate. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby

Kenya 7s head coach Innocent Simiyu has announced his squad that will head to Dubai for the Dubai Invitational 7s which will run between April 2 to April 9.

The event, which will be played over two separate weekends, will be used by teams to prepare for the rearranged Tokyo Olympics scheduled to start in July.  Simiyu has recalled Andrew Amonde who missed the Madrid trip due to sickness and he will reclaim the captaincy role.

Amonde will work with Billy Odhiambo as his assistant. The squad also sees the return of playmakers Sammy Oliech and Eden Agero.

Vincent Onyala, Alvin Otieno, Bush Mwale, Willy Ambaka, Harold Anduvate, Johnstone Olindi, Daniel Taabu, Tony Omondi, Jefferey Olouch, Nelson Oyoo, Jacob Ojee and Derrick Keyoga have maintained their places in Simiyu’s squad.

Dubai 7s will be the second invitational tournament for the Kenyan teams who also featured at the Madrid 7s in Spain last month with Shujaa finishing second in both weekends.

Simiyu’s side will come up against neighbours Uganda, Spain, Japan, Chile, France as well as Argentina who proved difficult to beat in Madrid.

Kenya 7s squad to Dubai 7s: Andrew Amonde -Captain, Billy Odhiambo VC, Vincent Onyala, Alvin Otieno, Bush Mwale, Willy Ambaka, Harold Anduvate, Johnstone Olindi, Daniel Taabu, Tony Omondi, Sammy Oliech, Eden Agero, Jefferey Olouch, Nelson Oyoo, Jacob Ojee, Derrick Keyoga