Jacob Ojee and Michael Wanjala to lead Kenya Sevens in Hamilton and Sydney
Jacob Ojee Jacob Ojee Kenya Rugby Hevens Head Coach Paul Murunga confirmed Jacob Ojee will skipper the Shujaa squad during the Hamilton and Sydney 7s deputized by Michael Wanjala.
“Ojee is able to lead the team. This has been noted enough times during our training sessions where he ensures all players communicate, his experience in the wing in the 15s version of the game as well as in the 7s is also very key. Wanjala’s past experience in the international sevens stage is also very crucial as we head out to New Zealand.” Said Paul Murunga.
Former Kenya under 19 Captain, Harold Anduvate is also part of the team on National Duty and is one of the five new call ups into the squad.
The new faces include Brian Wandera, Eliakim Kichoi who were in the Safari7s squad while Eliakim was also part of the team that traveled to Tunisia for the Africa Men’s 7s together with William Reeve.
They are joined by Cyprian Kuto, Johnstone Olindi, Brian Wahinya, Vincent Onyala and Daniel Taabu all who were in the Dubai and CapeTown 7s legs of the HSBC World Sevens Series.
Bush Mwale makes a comeback into the squad after one season hiatus. He was last in the set up during the 2016/2017 season under former Coach Innocent Simiyu.
The Kenyans are currently ranked 14th on the HSBC Standings log with four points. They will kick off their campaign on 26th January against South Africa but will also face Scotland and France.
Jacob Ojee (Captain,KCB) Michael Wanjala – Vice Captain (Menengai Cream Homeboyz),Cyprian Kuto(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Vincent Onyala(KCB), Brian Wahinya(Blakblad), Brian Wandera(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Daniel Taabu(Stanbic Mwamba), Johnstone Olindi(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Bush Mwale(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), William Reeve(Kenya Harlequins), Eliakim Kichoi(Stanbic Mwamba), Harold Anduvate(Menengai Oilers), Mark Wandetto(Menengai Cream Homeboyz).