Kenya Sevens Head Coach Innocent Simiyu has named five debutants as team captains for the HSBC World Series opening games in Vancouver and Edmonton.
The five are Timothy Mmasi, Derrick Keyoga, Mark Kwemoi, Alvin Marube and Levi Amunga who have knocked on the door for the past few seasons.
Commenting on her pick, Simiyu began his life without seasoned veterans, including Andrew Ammonde, who retired after the Tokyo Olympics, and all-time striker Collins Injera, who is not in the broader roster, said, “We’re watching on the Commonwealth and the World Cup and that’s the starting point for us. “
Five debutants for the start of the HSBC World Series
He also spoke about the team’s preparations and goals for the upcoming HSBC World Series season, saying, “Our main focus in the first two tournaments is getting our game going and meeting those performance goals early enough in the season. If we can play in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, it will be a very big plus on this journey towards the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup, ”he concluded.
At the season opener in Vancouver, Kenya will be in Pool C together with the 2020 series runner-ups from South Africa, Spain and Mexico.
Kenya squad to Canada: Nelson Oyoo (Nakuru, captain), Jeff Oluoch, Alvin Otieno Homeboyz), Timothy Mmasi (MMUST), Herman Humwa (Kenya Harlequib), Harold Anduvati (Menengai Oilers), Willy Ambaka (Narvskaya Zastava Rugby Club, Russia), Daniel Taabu ( Mwamba), Mark Kwemoi (Menengai Oilers), Levi Amunga (KCB), Billy Odhiambo (Mwamba), Derrick Keyoga (Menengai Oilers), Alvin Marube (Impala Saracens)
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