Omondi has revealed that the spirits in camp were high and that the forthcoming tournament will play “a very big role” in helping them ahead of the Challenger Series.
Kenya Sevens co-captain Anthony Omondi has revealed that the side will go for nothing but the main cup trophy in the forthcoming Dubai Invitational Tournament scheduled to take place this weekend as the side steps up preparations for the 2024 Challenger Series.
Shujaa will be taking part in invitational tournaments, as well as the Challenger Series to help them achieve their season objectives of doing as well as they can at the forthcoming Olympics.
Speaking ahead of the side’s departure on Wednesday afternoon, Omondi revealed that the spirits in camp are high and that the forthcoming tournament will play “a very big role” in helping them ahead of the Challenger Series.
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“We have been preparing well, I would say that Safari Sevens played a very big role in helping us prepare, as well as this forthcoming tournament in Dubai,” Omondi said.
“The mood in camp is energetic and I believe we are going to dubai to take the trophy home.”
Shujaa defended their Safari Sevens title and Omondi hopes they will carry the momentum heading to their first Invitational tournament since their relegation from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
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Wambua has opted to recall George ‘Japolo’ Ooro, who returns to the Shujaa squad, with Herman Humwa and Brian Mutugi retaining their spots from the Safari 7s.
“If you’re in Dubai, come and support us. If you will be watching, we pray for your support because we need your support during this rebuilding phase.”
Shujaa are in Pool C in the Men’s International Invitation Category alongside Speranza 22, R10C Selects and Wailers.
Their pool stage begins at 2:40 pm EAT on Friday against R1OC Selects. Then they will take on Wailers at 2:20 pm on Saturday before concluding their pool stage with a clash against Speranza 22 at 5:00 pm on the same day.
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Their counterparts Lionesses are in Pool B which also has Ireland Invitational, USA Falcons, Rhino Stompers, and French Militaire Sevens.
They launch their title hunt on Friday 5:40pm against Ireland Invitational then play the Rhino Stompers at 7:20 pm on the same day. They will then play French Militaire Sevens at 3:20 pm on Saturday.
The pool stage wraps up with a game against the USA Falcons at 7:00 pm on the same day.
The two sides depart for Dubai on Wednesday.