Four changes to the Shujaa Squad traveling to Las Vegas and Vancouver7s

Shujaa is back on International duty at the Las Vegas 7s on the 1st to 3rd of March and Vancouver 7s on the 9th and 10th.

The team is currently sitting in the 13th position with a total of twelve points: Collecting a single point in Dubai and Sydney, three points in Cape Town and seven points from the Hamilton.

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At the conclusion of the Sydney7s, Shujaa was pooled in Pool B of the Las Vegas 7s alongside hosts USA, France and Argentina.

Head Coach Paul Murunga has made four changes to the squad heading to squad that was in Hamilton and Sydney7s. Harold Anduvate is out on an injury he picked during the Nakuru derby, Wandeto is also out on injury while Eliakim and Reeve have been rested from International duty.

The four have been replaced by Herman Humwa, Charles Owino, Edmund Anya and Michael Agevi.

Humwa and Owino were last on the traveling squad during the Dubai7s and CapeTown7s legs of the HSBC Series. Edmund Anya is set to debut for Shujaa in this outing while Agevi makes a return to the squad for the first time since the 2014/2015 season.

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Shujaa will kick off their Las Vegas 7s campaign on 2nd March against USA at 3:50am, two hours and thirty-nine minutes later, they’ll jog onto the pitch against France at 6:29am. Shujaa will wrap up their day one against Argentina 11:58pm.

Shujaa Squad To Las Vegas and Vancouver 7s.

Jacob Ojee, Vincent Onyala, Daniel Taabu, Johnstone Olindi, Brian Wahinya, Bush Mwale, Brian Wandera, Cyprian Kuto, Edmund Anya*, Herman Humwa, Charles Owino, Michael Agevi.

Hongera! Brand Kenya Appoints Shujaa Team As Kenyan Global Ambassadors

Brand Kenya Board has appointed the Kenya Sevens national team, Shujaa, as brand ambassadors to promote Kenya over the next eight months.

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Brand Kenya Board Direct Chris Diaz said, “This partnership will provide Brand Kenya with the platform to engage both the local and international community with positive messaging about Kenya.

Having Shujaa as part of the country’s global ambassadors will enable the board to activate a local and global campaign, given that rugby remains one of the biggest social events in the world.”

We thank brand Kenya for coming through at a very difficult time. We are happy that rugby plays a significant part in promoting Kenya as a destination,” added Kenya Rugby Union Chairman Richard Omwela.

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Dance Imefika Las Vegas!! Kenya 7s Wows USA With Epic Odi Dance Moves (VIDEO)

 

Kenyan 7-aside rugby team, Shujaa Sevens wowed hundreds of rugby fans in United States Of America when they stormed the stage with epic Odi Dance moves.

This happened on Thursday night when the teams participating in this weekend’s Las Vegas 7s tournament were officially paraded in front of the fans.

It was not surprising for the team that is popularly known for their isikuti celebration dances, to use hypeochi and Timeless Noel’s popular ‘Odi Dance’ as their introduction song.

Waving the national flag, the Shujaa players burst into epic Odi Dance moves ligting up Vegas.

Shujaa are set to tackle France (2.44am) Russia (5:45am) and Fiji 11:36pm respectively.

Watch the epic dance moves below.

Shujaa Land Tricky Pool Ahead Of Cape Town Sevens

Kenya Sevens have been drawn in a tricky pool for the Cape Town leg of the World Sevens Series where they face champions South Africa, France and Russia in Pool ‘A’.

Dubai Sevens runners New Zealand headline Pool ‘B’ where they face off against Australia, Spain and USA.

England, Scotland, Argentina and Uganda make up Pool ‘C’ as Fiji, Singapore 7s champions, Canada and Wales complete Pool ‘D’. Shujaa have fond memories about Cape Town having progressed to the main cup quarterfinals in 2016 and semifinals in 2015.

The side bagged 10 points in Dubai after making it to the main cup quarters after beating Canada (29-15) and Uganda (29-15), separated by a 48-5 hammering by South Africa.

Shujaa lost 14-12 to New Zealand to be relegated to the fifth place play-off where they lost 19-12 to Australia.

Team manager Eric Ogweno was encouraged by the team’s display but insisted that they need a killer instinct to beat the top sides in the world.

“It’s very encouraging we have 10 points in the bag but room for improvement. We dominated in the match against New Zealand but failed to take our chances. All in all, it gives us momentum heading to Cape Town next weekend,” said Ogweno.

He noted that they were monitoring the injuries to Dennis Ombachi and top try scorer Collins Injera. Ombachi suffered an ankle injury en-route to scoring a try against Uganda and was stretchered off the pitch while Injera felt his hamstring in the second pool match against South Africa.

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Shujaa To Tackle England In Singapore Sevens Main Cup Quarter Finals

Reigning Singapore Sevens champions Kenya Sevens beat Samoa on Saturday 17-7 to qualify for the main cup quarter finals at the ongoing Singapore HSBC sevens.
Shujaa were in a must win situation in the last group C match after beating Argentina 22-7 in their opening match early Saturday morning, before falling 29-7 to Australia in their second match.
The Innocent Simiyu coached side fell behind to Gordon Langkilde’s try which was converted by Tila Mealoi for a 7-0 lead.
Captain Andrew Amonde touched down, as Sammy Oliech converted to ensure it was  7-7 at the break. Samoa had two men sin binned, and Kenya capitalized on the numerical advantage as Billy Odhiambo touched down Billy Odhiambo touched down, as the impressive Nelson Oyoo’s try was  converted by  Eden Agero to seal the victory.
With Australia beating Argentina 19-7, Shujaa qualified for the quarters for only the second time this season. Kenya beat Fiji 30-7 in last year’s edition to win their maiden series leg in history.
Kenya will now face group A winners England in the quarter finals today at 8.36 am while Australia will clash South Africa in the main cup quarter finals.

SYDNEY SEVENS: Kenya Sevens Drop To Challenge Cup After Dismal Start

Kenya will play in the Challenge Trophy quarterfinals at the Sydney Sevens after falling to a second successive loss in Pool A action on Saturday morning, falling 14-7 to currents HSBC Sevens World Series leaders South Africa.

The first half was closely fought, Shujaa edging the South Africans in the physical contests and frustrating them with a great defensive effort.

Collins Injera, caught in possession, releasing the ball to Augustine Lugonzo who touched down, Agero converting as Kenya led 7-0 at the break.

Agero would visit the sin-bin in mid second half and the South Africans soon scored, Seabelo Senatla finding himself in possession after being played in by impact sub Rosco Speckman.

Senatla would race clear to score under the posts with Justin Geguld ( who was part of the South African Elite Player Development team that won the 2012 Safari Sevens in Nairobi) converted to tie things.

Senalta would land his second try half a minute later, Geguld with the twos to give South Africa the lead and the eventual win.

In the first game, Kenya surrendered a 12-0 lead, losing 19-12 to England in their opening Pool A encounter.

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Shujaa Collect 10 Points in Paris Sevens

Kenya sevens could not replicate their Singapore Sevens success at the Paris sevens leg after their 26-7 loss to Australia in the Plate semi finals.

Benjamin Ayimba’s side finished second in group A, behind New Zealand before being relegated to the Plate after a 24-5 loss to hosts France in the Main Cup quarters.

Shujaa collected 10 points from the series to remain seventh in the World Rugby Sevens rankings with 95 points. Kenya now shifts their focus to next weekend’s last leg in London, where they will face France, Scotland and Portugal in Pool C.

Samoa won the Paris 7s series for their first Seven Main Cup title since 2012 with a 29-26 win over Series leaders and defending champions Fiji.

 

Sonko To Reward Shujaa Players With Sh100,000 Each, Sports Ministry To Give Sh2m

The Kenya Sevens rugby team will today be hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House after their return from Singapore yesterday. Uhuru, who already congratulated the team for their remarkable win, is also expected to reward the glorious team.

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko said he will give every player Sh100,000 as a personal reward for their win. This will complement the Sh2 million Sports CS Hassan Wario said his ministry will give the team.

The Shujaa players will as well receive Sh100,000 each from main sponsors Kenya Airways for their gallant effort. The team’s latest contracts don’t have bonus clauses, with players getting basic salary only.

The team returned home yesterday to a hero’s welcome and they are set to resume training next week in preparation for Paris and London Sevens.

 

 

Shujaa kukosa huduma za wachezaji watatu kutokana na majeraha

Leonard Mugaisi|Photo: .hivisasa.com

Leonard Mugaisi, Billy Odhiambo na Dennis Ombachi watakosa mikondo ya raga ya Singapore na Hong Kong kutokana na majeraha.

Watatu hao walipata majeraha hayo kwenye mashindano ya Las Vegas na Vancouver. Mugaisi alifanyiwa upasuaji siku ya jumatatu na atakua nje kwa muda wa mwezi moja.

Frank Wanyama, Nelson Oyoo na Alvin Otieno huenda wakarejeshwa kwa kikosi cha taifa kujaza nafasi zilizoachwa na watatu hao.

 

Kenya 7s finish fourth in Cape Town sevens

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The Kenya 7s Rugby Team yesterday finished fourth in the Cape Town Sevens after going down 28-26 against France in the third place play off.

Earlier on Kenya 7s had beaten United States 26-10 in the main cup quarter finals before narrowly losing 24-22 to Argentina in the semi finals. Kenya 7s collected a total of fifteen points to move to ninth place in the IRB rankings with twenty points.

Focus now shifts to next year’s Wellington Sevens where Kenya 7s is in Pool D alongside Canada, Portugal and Australia.