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Thursday 1 October 2015.....Hosts Shujaa have been seeded first for the 20th edition of the Safari Sevens taking place on 3/4 October at the Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani.
They are pooled with South Africa's Western Province as well as debutantes Italy and Burundi who are a late replacement for Ghana.
The England Saxons headline Pool B where they are banded with Spain, Brazil and Zambia while Pool C features Samurai International,Zimbabwe, Morans and Uganda.
The Australian Iconz are in Pool D with Portugal, Namibia and the Newcastle Wailers.
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Thursday 1 October 2015....Africa’s premier sevens tournament, the Safari Sevens, has received World Rugby approval. This places the tournament in the company of other leading sevens tournaments worldwide. This approval now means that the tournament is able to attract the crème de la crème in the sevens version of the game. This approval places a lot more significance and prestige to the Safari Sevens on the global stage.
Turning to this weekend’s tournament which will be played at the Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani, We are glad to note that international teams have started arriving for the tournament.
The organizing committee is also working closely with our platinum sponsor, Safaricom as well as the other sponsors including KCB, Kenya Airways, Zuku, Resolution Insurance and Nairobi County. We also very appreciative of Homeboyz who will be providing entertainment at the village as the tournament goes on. We will also have a dedicated family area within the village for fans and their families.
Tickets for the tournament went on sale on Wednesday 30 September 2015 and are available at all Nairobi Sports House outlets, the Kenya Rugby Union Secretariat on Ngong’ Road as well as the Nyayo Stadium accounts office. Tickets will also be available at the stadium on both match days.
We have also partnered with transport company, MetroTrans, who will provide transport to Kasarani at a rate of Ksh 50. They have placed 30 buses on standby and they will pick up fans from the Jeevanjee Gardens in Nairobi.
Our local sides, Shujaa and Morans have been preparing for the tournament, in readiness for the competition streaming into Nairobi from different corners of the world. This makes the 20th edition of the Safari Sevens a must attend and this is an opportunity for lovers of the game to sit back and enjoy two days of great international sevens rugby right here in Nairobi.
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Wednesday 30 September 2015....The Shujaa and Morans' sides that will play in this weekend's Safari Sevens were named by Kenya Sevens Head Coach Benjamin Ayimba on Wednesday 30 September at the RFUEA Grounds.
Ayimba will coach the Shujaa squad which will be captained by the experienced Andrew Amonde with Paul Murunga taking charge of the Morans squad that will be skippered by exciting Kenya Harlequin half back Eden Agero.
Address the press on Wednesday morning, Ayimba said, " The squad composition boiled down to fitness and just looking at what the younger players have to offer in terms of leadership. It also gives us an opportunity to look at whom we can blood into the squad as the season progresses."
Ayimba heads into the tournament minus Collins Injera, Billy Odhiambo, Oscar Ayodi, Leonard Mugaisi,Tony Owuor,Patrice Agunda, Daniel Sikuta, Lavin Asego, Ian Minjire and Dennis Ombachi who are all recovering from injury. He took time to touch on their absence," Of course there is that injury concern we've been talking about. We are basically trying to manage their injuries as opposed to throwing in players with the aim of winning the Safari Sevens.We could include them and win the tournament but lose them for the long run. We are basically managing them and ensuring they are fit for the Olympic qualifiers in November. "
Andrew Amonde (KCB, Captain), Jeff Oluoch (Menengai Cream Homeboyz),Oscar Dennis (Total Nondies),Nelson Oyoo (Top Fry Nakuru), Brian Tanga (Kabras Sugar), Augustine Lugonzo (Menengai Cream Homeboyz),William Ambaka (Kenya Harlequin), Kennedy Moseti (KCB), Biko Adema (Total Nondies), Philip KWame (TopFry Nakuru), Alvin Otieno (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Frank Wanyama (Kenya Harlequin)
Coach: Benjamin Ayimba Team Manager: Newton Ong'alo Physio: Lameck Bogonko Strength & Conditioning: Geoffrey Kimani
Eden Agero (Kenya Harlequin, Captain), Don Oluoch (Top Fry Nakuru), Shaban Ahmed (Mwamba), Bush Mwale (Menengai Homeboyz), Fidel Castro (Kabras Sugar), David Kivuti (Top Fry Nakuru),Robert Aringo (Resolution Impala Saracens), Abeka Stafford (KCB), Samuel Motari (Resolution Impala Saracens), Tony Onyango (Pan Africa Strathmore Leos), Geoffrey Ominde (Top Fry Nakuru),Collins Shikoli (Menengai Cream Homeboyz)
Coach: Paul Murunga Team Manager: Erick Ogweno Physio: Anthony Maina Strength & Conditioning: Geoffrey KimaniAdd a comment Read more...