Ayange outlines importance of World Junior Trophy to Kenya U20 players

Kenya U20 squad in a Barthes Cup event. Photo Courtesy/KRU
Kenya U20 squad in a Barthes Cup event. Photo Courtesy/KRU

Former Kenya U20 and Kenya 7s back, Felix Ayange, has acknowledged the importance of Kenya hosting the world U20 trophy qualifiers tournament.

Ayange who was speaking during an interview with the KRU Media that the tournament will help in building a career for the young players as well as open doors of opportunities for them.

Felix Ayange’s message to Kenya U20

“It is quite an honour to host such a tournament, it is a huge tournament and it will form the basis of the Kenyan young players’ careers as some will make their way into the national 15s and 7s team while others will secure spots to play overseas,” said Felix Ayange.

The back who featured in the World Junior Trophy in 2008 said that despite his knowledge of how tough the games he is positive the youngsters will impress.

“First I wish them all the best and I will not sugarcoat it, it is going to be tough but am sure they will make us proud,” he added.

An accredited coach

Ayange who also played for the Simbas is one of the Kenyan coaches who received World Rugby Level 2 (Sevens) Coaching Accreditation in the year 2022.

The Trophy tournament is set to feature 8 teams namely Kenya, Scotland, Spain, Samoa, Uruguay, Hong Kong China, Zimbabwe and USA who are the last to confirm after qualifying when they defeated Canada 82-35 on aggregate across the two-legged play-off.

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