Shujaa has received a boost of seven senior players who have been training under Paul Murunga since the team returned from Canada.
Andrew Amonde, Augustine Lugonzo and Nelson Oyoo who last appeared for Shujaa at the Paris7s 2018 leg are all in the traveling squad to Hong Kong and Singapore. They are joined by Eden Agero, Daniel Sikuta, Jeffrey Oluoch and Oscar Dennis. The seven players are joining the 2018/2019 regulars of Daniel Taabu, Vincent Onyala, Shaddon Munoko, Bush Mwale, Mark Wandeto and Johnstone Olindi. The team is skippered by Jeffrey Oluoch.
Murunga had earlier stated that the old boys would be given the chance to fight for a spot in the travelling squad since the team that has been training from the start of the 2018/2019 season would be retained.
“Our target is to get 10 points in each tournament. We haven’t achieved that yet and it’s not impossible to achieve. We have seen teams coming from winning only one game in a tournament to getting in the final in the next tournament. The pool is definitely hard considering our previous out against them. Where we are standing now, no team is easy for us, we have to fight very hard to get a win. And again no team is unbeatable so we also have to play to win.”
Four of the players who were on duty at the Las Vegas and Canada 7s picked up injuries and thus miss out on the Asian outing. Captain Jacob Ojee has academic commitments that see him sit out these two tournaments but he is expected back for the London and Paris7s legs.
The team leaves on early Monday morning.
SHUJAA – Daniel Taabu, Eden Agero, Vincent Onyala, Oscar Dennis, Jeff Oluoch- Captain, Nelson Oyoo, Augustine Lugonzo, Shaddon Munoko, Bush Mwale, Mark Wandeto, Andrew Amonde, Johnstone Olindi, Daniel Sikuta