Kenya 7s is set to kick-off preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sevens in November at Kenyatta University, a camp organized by National Olympics of Kenya (NOC-K) according to Daily Nation.
Last month, national coaches Innocent 'Namcos' Simiyu of Kenya 7s, Benjamin Musa of Kenya Boxing, Camilyn Oyuoya of Kenya Lionesses and NOCK's Geoffrey Kimani inspected Kenyatta University's gymnasium as a possible venue for the teams' residential training.
Namcos told Nation he "will put the existing players in a regime where I will subject them to the standard we have put in place. We shall then bring in more players for testing if they fall short of our expectations. As you know, we already have some players who are on contract.”
Blitzboks are one of Tokyo 2020 bound teams who have resumed training as competitive rugby remains suspended due to Covid-19.
“We hope to start training in a week or so because we are really behind looking at what our competitors have been doing", added Simiyu. “They are already two months into their program for the Olympics.”