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These Amonde men tried, tested and ‘Young Turks’ should bring in sparkle

THE Kenya Sevens rugby team to forthcoming World Series breathes freshness with tested new players and stability after retention of solid experienced hands.

Long-serving skipper Andrew Amonde would appear to have permanently reclaimed his old job throwing cold water on decisions by recent past managers who distributed the captaincy like confetti.

TOP: Destined to lead … long serving Kenya Sevens captain Andrew Amonde could not get a bigger approval of his leadership than from President Uhuru Kenyatta. Above: Nelson Oyoo … several HSBC Sevens World Series seasons under his belt expected to be one of the major contributors to a good run in the new edition

TOP: Destined to lead … long-serving Kenya Sevens captain Andrew Amonde could not get a bigger approval of his leadership than from President Uhuru Kenyatta. Above: Nelson Oyoo … several HSBC Sevens World Series seasons under his belt expected to be one of the major contributors to a good run in the new edition

Coach Paul Feeney has named the 18-man Kenya Sevens squad that will do duty during the 2019/20 HSBC Sevens World Series which kicks off with the Dubai Sevens from between December 5 and 7 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Feeney said: “We are looking to have a consistent season, aiming for a top-eight finish at the close of the 2019/2020 campaign. Next week we will name the 13 travelling to Dubai for the season-opening. I am happy with the blend of youth and senior players.”

The young flying legs of Daniel Taabu in the Kenya Sevens

The young flying legs of Daniel Taabu in the Kenya Sevens

Kenya 2019/2020 HSBC Sevens World Series squad:
1 Andrew Amonde, captain –  (Kenya Commercial Bank)

2 Jacob Ojee, vice-captain – (Kenya Commercial Bank)

3 Jeffrey Oluoch, vice-captain – (Homeboyz)

4 Alvin Otieno – (Homeboyz)

5 Nelson Oyoo(Nakuru)

6 Vincent Onyala – (Kenya Commercial Bank)

7 Johnstone Olindi – (Kenya Commercial Bank)

8 William Ambaka – (Harlequins)

9 Billy Odhiambo – (Mwamba)

10 Oscar Dennis – (Nondescripts)

11 Daniel Taabu – (Mwamba)

12 Bush Mwale – (Homeboyz)

13 Herman Humwa – (Harlequins)

14 Mike Okello – (Mwamba)

15 Tony Omondi – (Mwamba)

16 Collins Injera – (Mwamba)

17 Daniel Sikuta – (Kabras Sugar)

18 Geoffrey Okwach – (Kenya Commercial Bank)

 – Additional reporting by KRU

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