Ten players called up to national side ahead of Safari 7s
BY WILLIAM NJUGUNA / Ten players have been called up to the Kenya squad for this weekend’s Safari Sevens at the Kasarani Stadium. Impala trio of Derrick Mayar, Lameck Dunde and Robin Kiplagat make the cut in the 34-man squad that also sees Kenya 15s fullback Darwin Mukidza included.
Kabras Aluda Beda, who has been outstanding for the sugar-millers on the circuit is included alongside Mwamba quartet of Brad Owako, Steve Sikuta, Greg Odhiambo and Martin Wanjia. Quins’ Herman Humwa and Strathmore’s Ginton Adongo complete the list of the new call-ups.
The Kenya Sevens squad regulars have been included though majority of them are yet to play in the Sevens circuit. They include skipper Andrew Amonde, Collins Injera, Oscar Ouma, Sammy Oliech and Willy Ambaka. Veteran Biko Adema misses out. Kenya will field two teams thus Shujaa and Morans. The squad under Banjamin Ayimba is expected to be trimmed to 24.
Others in the squad are: Dan Sikuta, Martin Owila (KCB), Charles Omondi (Homeboyz), Frank Wanyama (Quins), Philip Kwame (Top Fry), Brian Tanga (Kabras), Shabaan Ahmed (Mwamba), Leonard Mugaisi (Homeboyz), Samuel Oliech (Impala), Martin Wanjia (Mwamba), Kevin Keegan (Quins) , Oscar Ayodi (Homeboyz), Churchill Ooko (Leos), Billy Odhiambo (Mwamba), Aluda Beda (Kabras Sugar), Ginton Adongo (Leos), Cyprian Kuto (Leos), Nelson Oyoo (Top Fry), Elton Isiaho (Strathmore Leos), Jeff Oluoch (Homeboyz), Alex Olaba (Leos), Michael Wanjala (Homeboyz) and Darwin Mukidza (KCB).
Lameck Dunde of Impala in previous Kenya Cup match at Impala grounds.