Shujaa open ti­tle cam­paign against Rwan­dese side

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports General - BY WIL­LIAM NJUGUNA /

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.

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