NATIONAL SEVENS CIRCUIT

Homeboyz include three debutantes in squad for Dala

Homeboyz Rugby huddle in a past event. Photo Courtesy/Homeboyz Media
Homeboyz Rugby huddle in a past event. Photo Courtesy/Homeboyz Media

Homeboyz Rugby have included three new faces in the squad that will feature in the Dala 7s competition slated for Jomo Kenyatta Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.

Joe Awori who signed for the club from KRU Championship side USIU Martial has been included in the squad. Head Coach Oscar Ayodi has also selected Micah Nyongesa and Washington Ochieng for the lakeside trip.

The squad welcomes Collins Shikoli for his first appearance this season after missing the openers while on National duty with Kenya 7s. Shikoli joins Brian Ayimba, Stanley Isogol,  Humphrey Wambui, Mike Nyakundi, Bryan Juma, Paul Akatch, Amon Wamalwa and Leonard Mugaisi in the travelling squad.

Jan Remke who graduated with a BSC in Statistics degree six days ago will retain his position as the team captain.

Homeboyz finished fourth in the Driftwood 7s and will be eyeing a better performance.

Homeboyz won the 2016 and 2017 titles. They defeated Kenya Harlequin 48-5 at Mamboleo Grounds in 2016. Charles Omondi scored a brace of tries while Bush Mwale, Cyprian Kuto, Alvin Otieno, Max Kang’eri  and Kevin Masai also scored in the win.

Homeboyz regained the Dala 7s championship with a hard-fought 12-10 victory over KCB a year later. Ahmed Shaban put KCB ahead 5-0, but Mike Wanjala converted Oscar Okaron’s attempt to give the deejayz a 7-5 advantage at halftime.

The deejayz extended their advantage at 12-5 when Jeff Oluoch grounded the ball. Homeboyz held out to retain the Dala Sevens, with Arthur Owira landing a late try at the corner to make it 12-10.

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