Kenya 7s Head Coach Damian McGrath has named his squad that will feature in the final leg of the World 7s Series, Los Angeles 7s, scheduled for Dignity Health Sports Park on 27 and 28 August.
The coach has made just two changes from the squad that featured in the Commonwealth Games. He has called in Sammy Oliech who makes his return having been injured during the Emirates Invitational tournament in April 2021.
The injury saw him miss the Olympics in 2021, he comes in for Levy Amunga. The coach has also recalled Jeff Oluoch who comes in for Herman Humwa.
Willy Ambaka and Vincent Onyala retain their places after making a return during the Commonwealth Games.
Nelson Oyoo retains his place as captain of the team with Daniel Taabu, Bush Mwale, Alvin Otieno, Billy Odhiambo, Anthony Omondi, Johnstone Olindi, Edmund Anya and Kevin Wekesa keeping their places in the team.
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Shujaa have been pooled together with Samoa, England and Scotland in Pool D. They will be keen to finish on a high after a dismal run in the last three tournaments where they have just picked a point.
The side has 38 points following 10 and 12 points in the Dubai 7s tournaments, eight in Seville, five in Singapore and a point in Malaga 7s, Vancouver 7s, Toulouse 7s and London 7s.
About Los Angeles
The Los Angeles 7s was rescheduled from March to August due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Los Angeles 7s was scheduled to take place on March 5-6 at Dignity Sports Park in Carson, California, but was rescheduled for August 27-28, and became the men’s series’ final event.
Due to the pandemic, the event did not take place in 2021 after making its debut in Los Angeles in 2020.
Kenya 7s squad for Los Angeles
Nelson Oyoo (Nakuru, captain), Daniel Taabu (Mwamba), Bush Mwale(Homeboyz), Alvin Otieno(KCB), Vincent Onyala(KCB), Billy Odhiambo(Mwamba), Jeff Oluoch(Homeboyz), Anthony Omondi(Mwamba), Samuel Oliech(Impala Saracens), Johnstone Olindi(KCB), Edmund Anya(Impala Saracens), William Ambaka(Narvskaya Zastava), Kevin Wekesa (Kabras Sugar)