Speedster Jacob Ojee says he’s glad to be scaling high in international assignments as Kenya Simbas continue with Africa Gold Cup 2017 campaign.
The KCB winger missed 2016 action due to a broken leg from Driftwood 7s in 2015 but has returned to command a starting role at position 11 in the national team.
“I think am blessed, it’s an honor, at some point when I was injured I doubted whether I could come back but the support from the team and my friends got me back to rugby and I'm glad to be back.”
Ojee scored a hat-trick as Kenya mauled Tunisia 100-10 on Saturday at RFUEA grounds. “We did well, the team stepped up to the challenge. It has not been a good three games or so since we started but we since got back to the drawing board and everything has worked.”
Kenya Harlequin’s Dennis Muhanji was the preferred left winger in 2016 by Jerome Paarwater but Ojee has been the star in 2017 since returning for his Kenya Cup winning side earlier in the season.
“Tunisia is a good side but we stepped up our game, guys wanted more, the hunger was on, guys wanted to win, we didn’t expect the score but when we saw we could pile points on them we just went on.”
Ojee’s next assignment is against Senegal in the Africa Gold Cup on Saturday, July 15 at 2 pm in Nairobi.
“If we play the way we played against Tunisia we will have a good outing in Namibia and Zimbabwe,” concluded Ojee.