Homeboyz duo Leonard Mugaisi and Humphrey Mulama have been handed their maiden call ups as Head Coach Paul Treu named the Kenya team to next weekend's Dubai Sevens.
The pacy Mugaisi was the Most Valuable Player during the 2013 Safaricom Sevens Series, Kenya's local sevens circuit while Mulama, 19, has broken through the ranks from Kakamega High School, holding down a backrow position at his club side and featuring for the Kenya U-19 side that lost to Namibia in the final of the Africa U-19 Championships last August. Speaking after naming the team, Treu said, " This was our first opportunity to select the team, and I think we've seen a blend of youth and experience."
Touching on Mugaisi and Mulama's call ups, he said, " Its an incredible experience for the two youngsters Humphrey and Leonard to have made the team. Hopefully they will grab the opportunity with both hands."
Andrew Amonde captains the side, which features experienced players in Collins Injera, Patrice Agunda, Horace Otieno and Biko Adema, but Oscar Ouma and Billy Odhiambo sit out the tournament due to other commitments.
"It was a bit challenging in terms of squad selection, some of the key players not available either because of work commitments or studies. We will definitely see one or two players come in for the third leg in Port Elizabeth."
"For now, we've managed to select a very good squad, and with the captain, Andrew Amonde taking the lead we hopefully will do well in Dubai."
Management: Paul Treu (Head Coach), Felix Ochieng (Assistant Coach), Vuyo Zangqa (Attack Coach), Graham Bentz (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Lameck Bogonko (Physio), Steven Sewe (Team Manager)