Mean Machine captain Shadon Munoko is set to make his HSBC World Sevens Series debut for Kenya 7s this weekend at Vancouver 7s in Canada.
Munoko jetted out of the Country on Tuesday evening to link up with Shujaa in Canada according to a communication from Kenya Rugby Union.
"Shaddon Munoko all set for this weekend's Vancouver 7s. Safe flight and see you soon. Shaddy!" tweeted KRU.
Although not officially confirmed by KRU, Shaddy is set to replace forward Brian Wandera after the Homeboyz forward suffered an injury that saw him miss the final two days of Las Vegas.
Shaddy, as he is popularly known, played for Kenya Morans during the 2018 Safari 7s. He caught Paul Murunga's eye during the national sevens circuit playing for Machine as well as competitions like KUSA and Varsity Cup where Machine were victorious.
He missed last weekend's 41-22 defeat to Kabras Sugar in the 12th round of the Kenya Cup, a time Kenya 7s were playing at Las Vegas 7s.
Munoko will become the 12th new player to be introduced to the HSBC Sevens Series platform this year by Coach Murunga after Daniel Taabu of Mwamba, Brian Wahinya of Blak Blad, Johnstone Olindi and Charles Omondi both from Homeboyz (Dubai 7s) and KCB's Vincent Onyala (Cape Town 7s).
Other newcomers include winger Mark Wandeto Ruga and Brian Wandera both of Homeboyz, forwards Harold Anduvate of Menengai Oilers, William Reeve of Kenya Harlequins and Eliakim Kichoi of Mwamba (Hamilton 7s).
The last of the newbies is Impala winger Edmund Anya who was named for the America trip and earned his debut at the recently concluded Las Vegas 7s.
Munoko joins Olindi as the newest lot in Murunga's squad in Canada. Olindi missed Las Vegas 7s, despite being earlier named to the squad, due to a Visa hitch to the USA. He has since linked up with the team.
Kenya is banded in pool B where they will play last weekend's losing finalists Samoa, Fiji and hosts Canada.
Kenya 7s squad
1.Jacob Ojee 2.Vincent Onyala 3.Daniel Taabu 4.Johnstone Olindi 5.Brian Wahinya 6.Bush Mwale 7.Brian Wandera 8. Shadon Munoko 9.Cyprian Kuto 10.Edmund Anya 11.Herman Humwa 12.Charles Omondi 13.Michael Agevi 14.Michael Wanjala