Both the National Sevens Teams will be in High-Performance camps this week as they continue their Tokyo Olympics preparations courtesy of National Olympic Committee Kenya.
Shujaa started theirs early as they went into Kasarani last week and will be leaving on Wednesday while the Lionesses will check into camp at the Kenyatta University on Monday 22nd March and check out on Thursday 25th.
Speaking from Kasarani, Shujaa’s Head Coach Innocent Simiyu said that the players had settled in very well and working hard for the upcoming pre-Olympics invitational tournaments. “We’re working towards executing our setpiece plays better, getting some more match fitness for the players and improvement on their individual performances,”
“We really appreciate the effort by the government- Ministry of sport, NOCK, sports fund and sports stadia for making this High-performance camp a reality.it will go along way in ensuring the team performs well at the Olympic games and hopefully get a medal,” he concluded
Felix Oloo, the Lionesses Head Coach said the team’s plan is to keep on improving tournament by tournament. Using the Madrid 7s as their starting point, they’ll be aiming for better performance in the upcoming invitational tournaments. “Our rest and recovery protocols need to be very thorough going forward because it plays a big role in our performance. As a technical team, we have a player-centered approach where the players give suggestions on what they consider to work best for them on the pitch and the management team does the same, we then compare and go with what can be actualized more efficiently,”
He added that the team’s target in the next outing is to finish the top three.
Shujaa players in camp: 1. Andrew Amonde 2. Vincent Onyala 3. William Ambaka 4. Alvin Otieno 5. Bush Mwale 6. Harold Anduvate 7. Herman Humwa 8. Jeff Oluoch 9. Timothy Mmasi 10. Daniel Taabu 11. Johnstone Olindi 12. Tony Omondi 13. Mark Kwemoi 14. Levy Amunga 15. Alvin Marube 16. Derrick Keyoga 17. Jacob Ojee 18. Nelson Oyoo 19. Eden Agero 20. Samuel Oliech 21. Billy Odhiambo
Lionesses players in camp: 1. Philadelphia Olando 2. Sheila Chajira 3. Celestine Masinde 4. Terry Ayesa 5. Sinaida Aura 6. Stella Wafula 7. Christabel Lindo 8. Janet Kerubo 9. Vivian Akumu 10. Emmaculate Awuor 11. Enid Ouma 12. Janet Okello 13. Linet Moraa 14. Leah Wambui 15. Joy Kendagor 16. Ann Goreti 17. Cynthia Camilla 18. Judith Auma 19. Diana Awino 20. Sarah Oluche 21. Naomi Amuguni