The Kenya Sevens landed in South Africa on Tuesday for this weekend’s Cape Town 7s.
Head coach Innocent Simiyu told kru.co.ke that he is happy with the performance so far and he is looking forward to building on it.
“We started the season well; the boys put their best foot forward. We are happy so far with the performance and believe we can build on that.We need to execute better as we have the potential to close games early. The key focus in Dubai was to get our game going and we achieved this.”
Commenting on the second leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series, Simiyu said:
“Our key focus in Cape Town is to have the boys consistently perform to their full potential and better last year’s cup quarterfinal performance.”
With three players joining the squad in Cape Town following injuries in Dubai to Dennis Ombachi (ankle) and Collins Injera (hamstring), Simiyu said of Oscar Ouma, Sam Muregi and Arthur Owira who is a late replacement for Erick Ombasa who had to pull out of the tour to Cape Town.
”Oscar brings leadership, experience and raw power to our game which will be very vital for a good start in Cape Town. Muregi adds pace to the team, his understanding of the game and try scoring ability are second to none while Arthur has had a very good sevens season with his club KCB and his work-rate on the pitch will help us a lot at the breakdown,” he said.
Kenya has been banded with host South Africa, Russia and France in pool A at Cape Town Sevens.
Kenya 7s squad for Cape Town 7s
Willy Ambaka, Frank Wanyama, Eden Agero, Herman Humwa, Nelson Oyoo, Sammy Oliech, Dan Sikuta, Brian Tanga, Jeff Oluoch , Sam Muregi, Arthur Owira, Oscar Ouma – Vice captain, Oscar Ayodi – Captain.