• Three Key Players Unavailable For New Zealand
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Jan 06, 2011-Kenya will miss the services of three core players when the International Rugby Board HSBC World Sevens Series resumes in New Zealand next month.

Mwamba fly-half Lavin Asego and winger Collins Injera are doubtful for New Zealand but could be available for the USA tournament in Las Vegas on February 12 and 13. Both players have not been released by their employers.  A third player Innocent Simiyu may also be unavailable. This could be as a result of a red card Simiyu was shown in the match against Russia in George, South Africa. He was supposed to serve a three-week suspension. Coach Benjamin Ayimba may also miss the services of Nondescripts’ forward Ben Nyambu.

The rest of the players are available and it is possible that Kenya will be a much stronger team than the one that played in the opening legs in Dubai and South Africa.  Ayimba said that there may not be any significant changes. “We are rebuilding the team and would like to ensure continuity. There will just be one or two changes because the regulars are back. The changes would not be quite significant as we are looking to growing a team gradually."

In the opening legs, Kenya missed five players and did not get any points. Two new players, David Ambunya and Patrice Agunda impressed and could be retained to understudy the core players. Biko Adema who was missed out because of examinations is back training.  The unavailability of Injera may pave way for Leon Adongo to cement that position although Ayimba also has an option of Sidney Ashioya.  One bright spark is the recalling of sprints coach Geoffrey Kimani. 

 

Eric Odanga

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