Kenya 7s, Lionesses new kits unveiled ahead of 2024 campaign

Kenya 7s players hurdle in a past match. Photo/Screen grab

Kenya 7s and Kenya Lionesses 7s have unveiled their new kits for the 2024 season ahead of the Challenger Series campaign.

The new colours will be witnessed for the first time in the upcoming world challenger series set for Dubai, United Arab Emirates starting January 12.

English sports equipment manufacturer Umbro takes over from BLK as the new Shujaa and Lionesses 7s jersey manufacturers.


For the home kit, the famous red and white colours for the jersey and shorts are retained with a black rounded collar introduced. A shield (ngao) pattern runs from top left to bottom.

The Kenyan flag is also visible on both sleeves, with team sponsors Sportpesa wordmark appearing on the front of the Shujaa kit.

For the away kit, the green and black colours for the jersey and shorts are retained. The sleeves are marked with patterns with the collar changing to red.

The team is expected to travel to Dubai on Monday 8 January, at 4 pm on board Emirates EK 709. The Kenya 7s technical bench named the squad that will be on duty in the opening round of the Challenger Series in Dubai on Sunday

George Oroo who missed the Safari 7s tournament in November is back in the 12-man squad with Herman Humwa dropping out.

Brian Mutugi who impressed on his debut in the Safari 7s has made the cut and joins Festus Shiasi, Samuel Asati, Patrick Odongo, William Mwanji, and Nygel Amaista.

John Okoth, Kevin Wekesa and George Ooro have been retained from last season’s squad and will be captained by Vincent Onyala and Tony Omondi.

The team is expected to travel to Dubai on Monday 8 January, at 4 pm on board Emirates EK 709.

Kenya 7s are in Pool C for the opening round of the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Challenger 2024 at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai on 12-14 January.

They have been pooled alongside Germany, Uganda and Mexico.  Pool A has Uruguay, Hong Kong China, Papua New Guinea, and Georgia while Pool B consists of Japan, Tonga, Chile and Portugal.

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