Makueni RFC will be looking to kick-off the 2017 national sevens circuit with a high note when they take to Driftwood 7s Division II on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
The nationwide side has named a 13-man squad traveling to Mombasa with Eliud Salamba captaining the side.
Makueni RFC won the second division of the Kabeberi Sevens in 2016 after beating Comras 14-5 and went ahead to maintain core status at Driftwood 7s.
Vice-captain Michael Mutua, John Kibii, Kennedy Munyao, Keith Ochieng, Duncan Munyao, Dan Ogwel, Antony Muoki and Mohammed Adan make the squad.
Makueni RFC are in pool D with MKU Stingerz, Northern Suburbs and Shepherds from Coast region.
“We are aiming to clinch the division two title and get a promotion ahead of next weekend’s Kabeberi 7s. The pool is, of course, tough but we are going for maximum points in all three games. We want to play in the top tier at Kabeberi 7s,” said Kennedy Munyao.
In 2016’s Driftwood 7s division one, Makueni RFC reached Bowl semis in 2016 losing to Menengai Oilers. They had beaten Kisumu RFC 7-5 in the Bowl quarters to maintain core status going to Dala 7s.
Makueni Rfc team to Driftwood 7's
1. Kennedy Munyao 2. Geoffrey wabwile 3. Keith Ochieng' 4. Emmanuel Kilonzo 5. Duncan Munyao 6. Eliud Salamba (C) 7. Hanns Lumumba 8. Mohammed Adan 9. John Kibii 10. Dan Ogwel 11. Emmanuel Apaka 12. Micheal Mutua(VC) 13. Anthony Muoki
Team Manager: Raymund Pino Nonnatus