Life has to continue and on my end its following the progress of the National Sevens Teams as they continue their tour of the IRB 2007/08 Season. I shall be keeping you posted with Press Releases from KRFU and IRB website as events unfold.
Good Luck Lads!!! Make Us Proud!!!
JET-LAGGED VIRGIN ATLANTIC KENYA ARRIVE IN WELLINGTON
January 30, 2008
The national seven-a-side rugby team arrived in Wellington early on Tuesday, January 29 after nearly four days of travel.
Oscar Osir, the team manager said the team arrived at 10 am local time and did a light session to shake off the effects of the long flight, which saw the Virgin Atlantic Airways-sponsored Kenya travel to London, Los Angeles and Auckland before connecting a flight for the hop to Wellington. The light training was followed by a pool session and team briefing.
On Wednesday, January 30, Kenya will have a friendly match with the USA before holding another training session in the afternoon. “It is hot here and our training ground was uncharacteristically hard today. Not good for the groin and lower back. The boys are jet-lagged after four days of travel but keen,” he said.
The team departed on Saturday night after a farewell dinner organized by Virgin Atlantic Airways at Kengeles, Nairobi West. Frank Sabwa, the KRFU secretary spoke on behalf of bereaved KRFU Chairman Richard Omwela. “We have great faith in this team and hope they will get more points in the two legs. It is a difficult assignment but the technical bench have done a great job under difficult circumstances,” he acknowledged.
Philip Moturi who at 20 is the baby of the team was also keen to cement his place in the team. “It is a tough call but I intend to remain in the team,” he said. Sasha Mutai, the KRFU Director incharge of 7’s rugby commissioned the tour, which culminates in the fourth leg at PETCO Park in San Diego, USA on February 9 and 10.
The team in New Zealand: Humphrey Kayange, Collins Injera, Victor Oduor, Horace Otieno (Mwamba), Peter Ocholla, Naftaly Bondo (Impala), Biko Adema (Nondescripts), Philip Moturi (Strathmore University), Dennis Mwanja, Andrew Amonde (Kenya Commercial Bank), Leon Adongo (Kenya Harlequin FC), Edwin Shimenga (Nakuru RFC). Officials: Benjamin Ayimba (coach), Oscar Osir (team manager), George Odhiambo (physiotherapist).
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