Kenya Sevens vice-captain Collins Injera believes the team will do well in London 7s on Saturday May 20, 2017 as they look to finish on a high.
Injera will miss the London leg due to a knee injury but he told Raga House that he’s fully behind Shujaa. Kenya are in pool A with South Africa, Wales and USA.
“London is a tough pool having SA, Wales and USA but it can be done the boys just need to pick up and go for it, its last leg, nothing else to lose.”
“SA have been very consistent, they have been to like in every final of the series. It shows how if you stay dedicated and keep working towards your goals you can achieve them, they have been runners-up for couple of years but they have done it finally.”
“USA they have really picked up, Mike Friday has got that thing going, I think it’s belief because they are playing very well. Wales is also up there and I think all these teams are very much beatable if we hold on to our ball and perform our defensive duties well, we shall be able to win the game.”
Kenya had a disappointing outing in Paris a week ago where they went out in the 13th place semis after losing to Russia.
“It was a narrow loss to France, coming to the second game they won against Spain and they played a very good game against England.”
“They managed to lose narrowly to Argentina and also against Russia it was the same case I think for them they just have to pick up.”
The Mwamba RFC winger admitted that he is a bit frustrated to miss London 7s, a place that remains special in his heart as that his where he scored his first try, 200th and broke the scoring record.
“It’s a bit a sad moment, London has always been a special place for me, scored my first try there, 200th try and the record breaking. It has always been a nice place for a rugby player to play there, it’s in Twickenham, who doesn’t want to play at Twinckenham?
“Missing London it’s a bad feeling of course but I have injury and for me to be able to play next year I need to rest and recover well because 2018 is the main year we have due to the World Cup, Commonwealth and the main season.”
Injera is expected to be ready for Kenya 7s pre-season in July alongside injured Oscar Ayodi.