Photo: Oscar James Mango - KRU director of National Squads and Elite Performance.
Kenya Rugby union director of National Squads and Elite Performance believes that the Kenya Shujaa and Kenya Moran squads are up to the task at Safari 7s because most of the players were selected from the just concluded 2015 National sevens series circuit which was very competitive.
A number of Kenya sevens senior players will miss Safari 7s actions due to injury. This includes the likes of: Collins Injera,Dennis Ombachi,Oscar Ayodi and experience fly half Lavin Asego are all in the injury list. The director believes the selected squads will show a good fight.
“The absence of the 9 injured players who will miss out in this weekend Safari sevens tournament will not be a big blow because the selection was of more than 24 players, roughly about 30 players so we still have 22 good players whereas the team has just called in the two extra players so I believe this will give a chance to all the selected players to make us proud and prove themselves into the international level.” Oscar Mango said.
When we asked him on what the union is looking forward to in this tournament, he said, “We are looking forward to winning this year’s title despite the changes. Our expectation is to obtain victory, we target to take the main cup and I believe we are among the best teams that will be taking part in the event. “
“Our sides are not going to under rate any team be it Australian Iconz or whichever, we take each game at a time, “Director James Mango concluded.
The Safari 7s action kicks off on Saturday 3rf October and ends on Sunday 4th October at the Kasarani stadium. We will have a streaming link for the first time ever to cater for local loyal rugby fans who will not make it to the Safaricom Kasarani stadium and our brothers and sisters who are out of the country.