As Kenya Sevens got a boost with the return of Collins Injera and Billy Odhiambo ahead of Las Vegas 7s, head coach Innocent 'Namcos' Simiyu provided an update about the return of the rest.
Frank Wanyama missed Sydney 7s and Hamilton 7s due to exams and Namcos says he’s back in training.
“He (Wanyama) was not part of the team in terms of larger training leading to Sydney and Hamilton because he was doing is final exams and he had a function in the USA in regards to School”
“For us now we are looking at integrating him slowly as he’s getting back his form, but he is training very well. It’s up to him to raise his hand for him to be selected.”
Team captain Oscar Ayodi is out with an injury sustained at Cape Town 7s with Simiyu saying he should be available for Commonwealth games.
“Ayodi we expect him to be ready for Hong Kong and Commonwealth, he’s back to training and he’s finalizing on his rehab.”
Commonwealth Games, to be held in Gold Coast Australia, will take place after Hong Kong Sevens and before Singapore 7s.
Dennis Ombachi remains the long-term absentee with the Sevens World Cup being the only realistic tournament he can be fully fit for.
“We lost him (Ombachi) in the first tournament with an ankle injury. We expect him to be back by end of April which will be a boost to the team if he can be able to attain his form leading up to the World Cup,” added Simiyu.
The Kenya Sevens squad to Las Vegas 7s was named on Wednesday by Simiyu with Billy and Injera coming in for Augustine Lugonzo and Brian Tanga.
Kenya 7s squad to Las Vegas, Vancouver 7s
1.Oscar Ouma 2.Billy Odhiambo 3.Collins Injera 4.Andrew Amonde, 5.Dan Sikuta, 6.Willy Ambaka, 7.Arthur Owira, 8.Eden Agero, 9.Sammy Oliech, 10.Jeff Oluoch, 11.Nelson Oyoo, 12.Eric Ombasa 13.Sam Muregi.