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Oluoch upbeat as Shujaa squad to Spain announced

Jeff Oluoch of Kenya Sevens in action at Dubai Sevens Series against USA. [Courtesy-World Rugby]

Shujaa star Jeff Oluoch is looking forward to a successful outing as the 2021/22 Sevens World Series continues with the Spanish round taking place in Malaga, Spain from January 21 to 23rd.

Speaking to Kenya Rugby, the Shujaa vice-captain said they are looking forward to doing Kenya proud in Malaga after working out most of the earlier problems they witnessed last year.

“It feels good to be back after the holidays, first few days were a bit heavy but we got the hang of it as the days kept passing by. Right now the boys are looking sharp and ready for the task at hand,” he added.

“The pool we’re in is quite an interesting one, worthy opponents but what we do as a team is focus on us first, perfect our plays, the different combinations and wait to see what is in store for us. We’re glad the sixteen team format is back and we’re hoping for the best in Spain. ”

Oluoch is part of the 13 man Shujaa squad to Spain which sees the return of Vincent Onyala who missed out on the opening two rounds in Dubai as he was engaged in test duty with the national fifteens team, the Simbas during their tour of South Africa in November last year.

Also making the travelling party is another Kenya fifteens international, Derrick Ashiundu from Kabras Sugar who is line for his World Series debut.

Shujaa are in Pool D for the Malaga tournament and will begin their campaign with a clash against Canada at 1.22pm EAT on Friday 21 January 2022 before taking on Wales at 6.06pm EAT the same day. They will complete their pool clashes with a clash against France at 1.49pm EAT on Saturday 22 January 2022.

Shujaa squad to Malaga

Nelson Oyoo ( Topfry Nakuru, captain), Jeff Oluoch (Homeboyz), Vincent Onyala (KCB), Kelvin Wekesa ( Kabras Sugar), Alvin Otieno (KCB), Herman Humwa (Kenya Harlequin), Bush Mwale (Homeboyz), Tony Omondi (Mwamba), Johnstone Olindi (KCB), Daniel Taabu (Mwamba), Levi Amunga (KCB), Derrick Ashiundu (Kabras Sugar, debut), Billy Odhiambo (Mwamba)

Non-Travelling Reserves: Alvin Marube ( Resolution Impala Saracens), Ben Salem (Nondescripts), Timothy Mmasi (Masinde Muliro), Zeden Marrow (Homeboyz)

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