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Simiyu views Kenya 7s newbie Wekesa as next Andrew Amonde

Kabras Kevin Wekesa in action against Nakuru. He is set for his Kenya 7s debut in Dubai. Photo Courtesy/Cmony Images.

Kenya 7s Head Coach Innocent Simiyu has termed debutant Kabras RFC forward Kevin Wekesa as a player with a lot of potential and views him as the next Andrew Amonde.

Wekesa is in line for his debut for Shujaa alongside Mwamba’s Tony Omondi in a new look Kenya 7s side heading to Dubai for the opening rounds of the world 7s series.

The burly Kabras prospect has risen through the ranks in Kakamega, slowly horning his skills with the second team before making the first team match day sheet in 2021.

Wekesa’s raw power was on open display as he turned out for the Morans in the Safari 7s where they were narrowly bundled out in the semi-finals by Shujaa.

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2019 National 7s circuit breakout star Tony Omondi makes the team for Dubai. Impala dangerman Edmund Anya also returns to the squad for the first time since the 2018/19 season.

“ We are looking at how to improve on our team execution in the quest to attain our set targets,” Simiyu is quoted by KRU.

“Wekesa has a lot of potential, we indeed view him as the next Andrew Amonde. Omondi was in line for his debut in Vancouver until a concussion ruled him out. Anya played well during the pre-season Safari 7s, and apart from his pace and ball-carrying ability, brings another dimension in the air,” he added.

Kenya will play USA, Argentina and Spain in Pool B encounters.

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