Kenya name squad for HSBC Sevens climax

(IRB.COM) Monday 9 May 2011
 Kenya name squad for HSBC Sevens climax
The return of the dynamic Victor Oduor is a major boost for Kenya Sevens

Victor Oduor and Brian Nyikuli have been recalled to the Kenya Sevens squad for the final two rounds of the HSBC Sevens World Series, in London and Edinburgh on 21-22 and 28-29 May respectively.

The return of the experienced duo is a major boost for the country's head coach, Benjamin Ayimba.

"Oduor has fully recovered from injury while Nyikuli has hit a rich vein of form," Ayimba said following the announcement at the union's RFUEA Grounds.

"Their presence and experience will be key in driving the team towards a solid performance in London and Scotland.”

Willy Ambaka, who made his debut in Hong Kong, has also been retained for the trips to Twickenham and Murrayfield.

Kenya currently lie in ninth place in the HSBC Sevens World Series, having reached the Cup quarter finals twice this season, first in New Zealand and then in the USA, where they were beaten in the Plate final by Samoa.

Humphrey Kayange has once again been handed the captain’s armband as they bid to finish their season on a high.

At the Emirates Airline London Sevens the Kenyans line up on day one with pool matches against World Series leaders New Zealand, Wales and Spain.

A week later at the Series climax, the Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens, they face pool ties against South Africa, Australia and Canada.

Kenya Sevens squad: Humphrey Kayange, Lavin Asego, Oscar Ouma, Gibson Weru, Victor Oduor, Sidney Ashioya, Collins Injera, Biko Adema, Brian Nyikuli, Leon Adongo, Andrew Amonde, William Ambaka

London Sevens

Round 9
10-11 May 2014 Venue: Twickenham
City: London
Capacity: 82,000

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