Treu names new faces for IRB series openers
01 October 2014, 19:32
Nairobi - The Kenya squad to the opening round of the 2014/2015 HSBC Sevens World Series, the Gold Coast Sevens has been announced.
Head Coach Paul Treu has named a squad that sees Andrew Amonde retain
the captaincy. He has also included five other players with previous
series appearances,namely Fabian Olando, Davis Chenge, Max Theuri,
Cyprian Kuto and Leonard Mugaisi while handing series debuts to Oliver
Mang’eni, Bush Mwale, Michael Wanjala “ Junior”, Augustine Lugonzo, Alex
Olaba and Jacob Ojee.
Ojee was the top try scorer and most
valuable player at the recently concluded Safaricom Sevens Series which
doubles up as the Kenya Club Sevens Champions while Lugonzo was top
points scorer in the same competition. Olaba featured for Kenya at the
recent Youth Olympics Rugby Sevens Competition in Nanjing, China.
Speaking to the Kenya Rugby Union about his selection, Treu said, “We
have managed to select a young, but exciting mix of players from the
recently concluded Safaricom Series and the Safaricom 7s tournament. As
we are heading into the Olympic Qualifying season, we are under no
illusion that it will be a massive challenge for our young players to
firstly find their feet and secondly, to keep striving for excellence.”
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“We will resume training on Thursday morning before we depart in the
evening for a short camp in Johannesburg (South Africa). The team
departs on Monday 6 October for Gold Coast where we will have to hit the
ground running before we start playing on the Saturday,” he concluded.
Andrew Amonde (KCB- Captain), Bush Mwale (Homeboyz), Fabian Olando
(KCB), Oliver Mang’eni (KCB), Davis Chenge(Western Bulls), Max Theuri
(Lunch Bar Quins) , Michael Wanjala(Homeboyz) , Cyprian Kuto( Strathmore
Leos) , Augustine Lugonzo (Homeboyz) , Jacob Ojee (KCB) , Leonard
Mugaisi (Homeboyz) , Alex Olaba (Strathmore Leos).
Paul Treu (Head Coach), Vuyo Zangqa (Assistant Coach), Graham Bentz (
Strength and Conditioning Coach), Felix Ochieng’ (Team Manager), Lameck
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