Kenya Sevens Head Coach Benjamin Ayimba will tomorrow (Sept 30) name the Shujaa and Morans squads that will battle in Kenya’s name during the 20th edition of the Safari Sevens set to kick off this weekend at Kasarani Stadium.
The team/s has been in non-residential training as they prepare for the tournament which will serve as a build up for the Olympic qualifiers set for South Africa in November.
Ayimba will be under a lot of pressure to name two squads who can put in a fine show and perhaps save his job after his appointment as head coach was revoked. As a result, he will only be in charge of the team during the Safari Sevens after which the head coach position will be vacant as and the process to name a new head coach restarted.
Visitors name squads
Meanwhile, visitors Namibia and Australian Iconz announced their squads for the competition. The Iconz will land in Nairobi Tuesday afternoon while the Namibians, who are using this tournament as a build up to the Rugby Sevens African Olympic qualifiers in November, are expected to jet into the country on Thursday evening.
Namibia Squad: Rezando Botes, Collin De Koe, Nel Jacques, Armaant Pieenar, Thomasa Forbes,Mbimbo Bai, Aurilio Plato, Sunday Haitembu, Phillip Nashikaku, Gregory Steyn, Tuna Hamutenya, Gino Wilson, Les Bougard (Head Coach), Ronaldo Pedro (Assistant Coach), Ettienne Coetzee (Team Manager)
Iconz Squad: Andrew Curtain, David Sheridan, Bradley Jones, Jacob Garland, Patrick King, Robert Butcher, Sean Fletcher, Jared Gray, Cameron Sutherland, Christopher Borrell, James Oxenford, Louis Fesolai, Lewis Catt, Kodie Drury-Hawkins
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