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Neslon Oyoo to skipper Shujaa Commonwealth squad

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 13:48 | By
Kenya's ruby player Nelson Oyoo in action during Hong Kong sevens PHOTO: /COURTESY

Nelson Oyoo will captain the national rugby sevens team,Shujaa, that will represent the country at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Oyoo together with Willy Ambaka and Billy Odhiambo are the three survivors from the side that represented Kenya at  2018 Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Odhiambo will be making his third consecutive Commonwealth Games squad, having first featured at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Shujaa are in Pool D alongside Australia, Uganda and Jamaica

Speaking after unveiling the squad, Head Coach Damian McGrath said, “The boys are in a good place, we have been working well with Coach Geoffrey Kimani over the past few weeks to ensure that they are ready. Kenya is a team to be feared and we expect to make it out of the pool and reach the knockout stages.  “

The rugby sevens competition in Birmingham runs from Friday July 29 to Sunday July 31 at the Coventry Stadium.

Shujaa Commonwealth Games Squad: Nelson Oyoo (Captain), Herman Humwa, Alvin Otieno, Vincent Onyala, Bush Mwale, Kevin Wekesa , Tony Omondi , Johnstone Olindi , Billy Odhiambo, Edmond Anya , Daniel Taabu, Levi Amunga, Willy Ambaka

Management: Damian McGrath (Head Coach), Geoffrey Kimani (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Lamech Bogonko (Physio), Erick Ogweno (Team Manager)

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