Check out Shujaa’s official suits for the Commonwealth Games

Cyprian Kimutai 12:46 - 21.07.2022

The official suits and tracksuits of the Kenya men’s sevens team, Shujaa for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have been released. 

The dapper suits were designed by Kenyan luxury designer Wanja Kenya. Wanja is an experienced international entrepreneur based in the UK. Her expertise is in bespoke designs that are elegant, functional and durable.

Wanja has created bespoke designs for First Ladies, senior officials and top athletes. She has produced one-off items, as well as large quantity uniforms. 

She also designed and manufactured the official ceremonial kit for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for the Kenya team which included three outfits per athlete, along with jewellery, footwear and accessories.

The outfit comes only a day after the first match-ups for the highly anticipated Commonwealth Games were announced. 

The Commonwealth Games is set to kick off on July 28 in Birmingham, England with Shujaa set to play all their matches from July 29 to July 31 at the Coventry Stadium.

Kenya will play their neighbours and fierce rivals Uganda on July 29, their first Pool D match. Aside from Uganda, Kenya is also grouped with Australia and Jamaica. 

All group matches are to be held on July 29 and 30 with semi-finals, playoffs and medal matches to be played on Sunday, July 31.

Head coach Damian McGrath has revealed that the team has for the past six weeks been preparing for the global showpiece, promising fans a good outing in Birmingham.

“What has pleased me is that they are pushing each other to excel. We don’t want to be overconfident. I feel we should be too strong for Uganda and Jamaica but give Australia a good run for their money,” McGrath said.

McGrath who is elated of guiding Shujaa in his home country also expressed his gratitude to Geoffrey Kimani, the Strength and Conditioning Coach for preparing the boys for the gruesome competition.

“Kimani has knocked them into shape the best way he can. We are in a good place physically though there is still more work in progress. We are 50 per cent better compared to where we were. We have got size, speed, and strength,” he said.

Shujaa Commonwealth Games Squad: Nelson Oyoo (Captain), Herman Humwa, Alvin Otieno, Vincent Onyala, Bush Mwale, Kevin Wekesa , Tony Omondi, Johnstone Olindi , Billy Odhiambo, Edmond Anya, Daniel Taabu, Levi Amunga, Willy Ambaka

Management: Damian McGrath (Head Coach), Kevin Wambua (Assistant Coach), Geoffrey Kimani (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Lamech Bogonko (Physio), Erick Ogweno (Team Manager)