Newly appointed Kenya 7s coach Paul Pau Murunga has taken full charge of the squad ahead of Safari sevens set for 9-10 November.
Murunga assumed control of the sevens setup soon after the team returned from competing in the Africa Cup sevens that ended on Sunday 14 November in Tunisia.
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He takes over from Innocent 'Namcos' Simiyu whose two year tenure came to a close on 17 October.
Pau has been overseeing the team’s training from last week and was at it on Monday morning. He has a further three sessions to complete this week’s.
“Today (Monday) was my third training with the team. We started last week and will continue on Tuesday, Thursday then conclude this week’s schedule on Saturday,”
“The squad is responding very well and we will be ready in time for Safari sevens,”
From the 12 players who were in Tunisia only Cyprian Kuto did not train today while the skipper at the North African event Michael Wanjala was present but nursing an injury.
Derrick Keyoga, Gramwell Bunyasi, Herman Humwa, Leonard Mugaisi, Daniel Taabu who starred at the event are part of those that were in training.
Mark Wandetto, who missed the trip to Tunisia due to documentation, Eric Ombasa, Timothy Mmasi, Brian Wandera, Johnstone Olindi who missed on the Tunisia trip were all present.
The coach hinted that a bulk of the players who were in Tunisia will represent Kenya at Safari sevens and those not will fall into another squad the Morans who will also take part at the event that will be making a return to the RFUEA Grounds for the first time since 2010.
“A chunk of those in Tunisia will take part as Safari sevens will and those who won’t make the final squad will feature for the Morans,”
“All in all we will use the tournament to fine tune our preparations for the upcoming HSBC series. It’s more of that than winning the tournament which we still can. Why not? Remember we are the defending champions,” He said confidently