Sikuta returns as Shujaa squad to Dubai and Cape Town named

Kabras Sugar back row Daniel Sikuta returns to the Kenya Sevens squad named to do duty at the opening rounds of the 2019/20 HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai, UAE and Cape Town, South Africa in December.

Technical Director Paul Feeney has retained the 12 man squad that secured Olympic qualification by winning the 2019 Africa Men’s Sevens in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this month, a tournament that Sikuta, who debuted during the 2012/13 World Series missed out.

Daniel Sikuta of Kenya scores a try during the 13th place semi final match between Kenya and Scotland in the 2017 HSBC Sydney Sevens at Allianz Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Sydney, Australia/Source: Jason McCawley/Getty Images AsiaPac

Team captain Andrew Amonde said, “Our main focus is to get it right from the beginning. We are looking forward to a good tournament.”

Feeney also gave an update on Kenya’s record try scorer Collins Injera who will miss out on these two legs as he continues with his recovery from a shoulder injury sustained at last month’s Tusker Safari Sevens, saying, “Collins is about 85% fit. He is doing all the non-contact training. We are not going to risk him for the first two legs.”

Shujaa will kick off their Pool D fixtures at the Dubai Sevens with a clash against South Africa at 6.54pm EAT on Thursday 5 December before resuming action on Friday 6 December with clashes against England at 12.26pm and Spain at 6.32pm.

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