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San Francisco, here we come! Kenya name World Cup Sevens squad

Mwamba speedster Collins Injera is poised to appear at his third Rugby World Cup Sevens after he was Thursday named in the Kenya team that will take part in the 2018 showpiece from July 20-22 in San Francisco, USA.

Injera, 31, headlines the 12-man team that will look better its semi-final appearances at the last two editions held in Russia (2013) and Dubai (2009).

Injera, who is placed second in the World Rugby Sevens try scorers list, is the sole survivor from the side that played in 2009. Current Shujaa coach Innocent Simiyu was also part of the 2009 team.

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“We have a very strong squad. The guys have really trained hard and we believe we have selected the best team that can represent the country,” Simiyu said.

Kenya will play Tonga in their knock-out qualifier on Friday, July 20, with the winner set to take on Scotland in the round of 16.

Kenya squad:

Oscar Ayodi (captain, Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Collins Injera (Mwamba), Andrew Amonde (KCB), William Ambaka (Kenya Harlequin), Samuel Oliech (Resolution Impala Saracens), Nelson Oyoo (Top Fry Nakuru), Dennis Ombachi (Nondescripts), Jeff Oluoch (Homeboyz), Brian Tanga (Kabras Sugar), Eden Agero (Kenya Harlequin), Herman Humwa (Kenya Harlequin), Samuel Ng’ethe (Menengai Oilers);

Management: Innocent Simiyu (coach), Geoffrey Kimani (conditioning coach), Lamech Bogonko (hysio), Erick Ogweno (team manager)