Amonde to captain Shujaa at the Tokyo Olympics

KCB Flanker Andrew Amonde will wear the armband for Shujaa during the upcoming Olympics Games set for Tokyo in Japan.

The experienced skipper is one of four survivors from the squad that did duty at the Rio Olympics in 2016 where they finished 11th overall.

Also returning for their second Olympic appearances are Collins Injera, Billy Odhiambo and Willy Ambaka.

Willy Ambaka(left) together with Collins Injera (middle) and Andrew Amonde

Amonde skippered Kenya to its first and only HSBC World Rugby Sevens round title in Singapore in 2016 under the tutelage of the late Benjamin Ayimba.

Postponed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin officially July 23 with the opening ceremony and end Aug. 8 with the closing ceremony.

Shujaa Olympic squad 

Andrew Amonde (KCB,Captain), Alvin Otieno (Homeboyz), Vincent Onyala (KCB), Herman Humwa (Kenya Harlequin), Collins Injera (Mwamba), Daniel Taabu (Mwamba), Willy Ambaka (Kenya Harlequin), Johnstone Olindi (KCB), Eden Agero (Kenya Harlequin),Jeffrey Oluoch (Homeboyz), Nelson Oyoo (Top Fry Nakuru), Jacob Ojee (KCB), Billy Odhiambo (Mwamba) 

NON TRAVELLING RESERVES: Bush Mwale (Homeboyz), Derrick Keyoga (Menengai Oilers), Dennis Ombachi (Nondescripts) 

MANAGEMENT: Innocent Simiyu (Coach), Anthony Muchiri (Assistant Coach), Lamch Francis (Medic), Erick Ogweno (Manager)


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