Mwamba scrum half Abere called to Shujaa

Sep 14, 2010

Edgar Abere, the Mwamba scrumhalf and playmaker who has twice been voted as the Most Valuable Player in the Kenya Rugby Union National Sevens Circuit has earned a call-up to Kenya’s B side Shujaa which travels to South Africa on Wednesday to play in Nashua Middelburg Sevens.

It means that Mwamba will have to look for a replacement for this shrewd player whose dazzling runs and cover tackles has been the mainstay of ‘Kulabu’ who lead the table after three tournaments of the Western Union-sponsored circuit. The replacement could be Abere’s younger brother Dominic, Steve Sewe or Chris Asego.

Shujaa will take part in the Nashua Middelburg Sevens taking place in the mining town of Middleburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa between on Friday and Saturday.

According to a release from the KRU, the tournament has been divided into three categories with Shujaa competing in the international category alongside South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. There will also be provincial and women's competitions running concurrently.

Three players from Homeboyz - Ken Moseti, Hezborn Mataya and Collins Muaa - have been named in the team that will be captained by Nondescripts utility player Gray Cullen. Most of the players have been selected from the KRU National Sevens Circuit

Squad: Gray Cullen (Nondescripts RUFC), Oscar Ouma, (Nakuru RFC), Ken Isindu, (Kenya Commercial Bank RFC), Dennis Muhanji, (Kenya Harlequin FC), Edgar Abere (Mwamba RFC), Ken Moseti (Homeboyz RFC), Felix Ayange (Strathmore RFC), Fabian Olando (Kenya Commercial Bank RFC), Collins Omae (Kenya Harlequin FC), Hesborn Mataya, (Homeboyz RFC), Collins Muaa (Homeboyz RFC), Michael Wanjala (Strathmore RFC).

Officials: Benjamin Ayimba (coach), Newton Ong’alo (team manager), James Moogi (physiotherapist).  

Eric Odanga

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