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Injera returns from injury

Kenyans ready to face Fiji in pool clash The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team are in for a tough time as pool opponent Kenya has been boosted with the return
27 Feb 2018 11:00
Injera returns from injury
Kenyan try scoring machine Collins Injera..Photo: Zimbio

Kenyans ready to face Fiji in pool clash

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team are in for a tough time as pool opponent Kenya has been boosted with the return of Collins In­jera and Billy Odhiambo.

Injera missed the second, third and fourth legs of the global sevens tour in Cape Town, Sydney and Hamilton after he injured his leg in Dubai.

He has recovered to be included in the 13-man touring list named by head coach Innocent Simi­yu.

Injera said he’s ready to score an many tries as possible for Kenya this weekend.

“We are glad to have Injera back from a ham­string injury,” Simiyu told Xinhua.

“He has been missed. His return is a great boost to the players especially to the new call ups to the team. I have taken the team through strength and conditioning and I can confidently say Injera’s form is impressive.

“I gauged the team in training this morning. Everyone is fit and ready to give their best in the contests.”

Kenya are still eighth on 35 points heading into Las Vegas and Vancouver after winning 10 and 12 from their last outings in Australia and New Zealand, where they made the Cup quarterfinals.

They are pooled against New Zealand sevens winners, Fiji, France and Russia in the USA 7s.

Injera’s Mwamba RFC teammate Billy Odhia­mbo, who will make his first appearance of the season after missing the opening four rounds while recovering from a shoulder injury, has also made the team.

Injera and Odhiambo have taken the places of Brian Tanga and Augustine Lugonzo . Oscar Ouma will captain the team with designated skipper Oscar Ayodi still out with a nagging knee injury. Ouma replaced Ayodi, who captained the team in Dubai and Cape Town.

Simiyu said his target in USA and Canada is to go past the quarterfinals with focus to rake in 13 points apiecew.

Edited by ANASILINI RATUVA

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