Shujaa open title campaign against Rwandese side
Shujaa will be aiming to go a place better when they open their Safari Sevens campaign against Rwanda today ( 10:50am) at Kasarani.
Shujaa lost last year’s final to Samurai 20-19, a fact not lost on skipper Andrew Amonde.
“Yes we lost last year’s final so we want to give our fans something to celebrate by winning our home tournament,” said Amonde.
Kenya are due to face Cape Warriors of South Africa at 3.14pm with a final tie against Portugal at 8pm. Amonde said the team wants to put aside the disappointment of the Rio Olympics behind them by performing well on home tournament.
“Obviously, our training has been limited and very short but the talent in our squad is immense. We want to display the talent on offer,” added Amonde.
Amonde cited England Saxons, Western Province of South Africa and holders Samurai as the teams to beat in the two-day competition.
“There are very good teams in the competition and We have to be at our best. Day One is all about winning our three games and topping the pool,” he added.
Key players to watch for Shujaa will be Billy Odhiambo, Frank Wanyama, Willy Ambaka, Leonard Mugaisi and the upcoming Brian Tanga.
OUR TRAINING HAS BEEN LIMITED AND VERY SHORT BUT THE TALENT IN OUR SQUAD IS IMMENSE.