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Clement Wekulo

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Saturday, November 10, 2018 00:00 GMT +3
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Today Safari Sevens annual tournament will be back in a year and 12 teams for the Robin Cahill trophy will be held at the Nairobi RFUEA site.

Shujaa and Morans will be joining Homeboyz and Mwamba, both 20-team Sevens circuit champions under the supervision of newly appointed national Sevens coach Paul Murunga, to complete the 4-team Kenya line-up.

Shujaa won the final edition of the 2016 competition with 38 wins and 21 losses against Samurai at Kasarani Stadium.

The side painted in Pool A will start a title defense against Mwamba at Seventh Circuit at 11:50 am and winger Leonard Mugaisi categorized the meeting as a victory.

"We have to work hard to win Mwamba, and the result will determine how far we will go, our goal is to get the opponent to land at the knockout stage," said Mugashi, The Standard Sports .

After the tumbling of the wimba, the 8 hour champion will finish qualifying against Namibia at 5:50 against the English apache at 2:50 pm.

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Under his belt, Mugaisi, who has several times in the HSBC World Sevens Series series, thinks they are under a lot of pressure to deliver.

"We are defensive champions and obviously come with favorite tags, some games are going to be difficult, and we have to show our classes to the best of our ability," he said.

Moussais hopes to give Zimbabwe the best opportunity to advance to the 2018/19 HSBC Sevens Series after finishing this weekend's final against Zimbabwe in the African Sevens in last week's African Cup final. .

"We learned an important lesson from the loss of Zimbabwe: it opened its eyes and we went back to the drawing board and corrected the mistake."

Kenyan second string national team, Christians Morans, mostly starts hunting against Uganda at 10:44 am.

Meanwhile, the Kenyan Rugby Union (KRU) announced that the Ngong Road section adjacent to the RFUEA site is closed from 8 pm to 10 pm tomorrow and facilitates traffic management during the event.

"Ngong Road (near Ole Dume Road) and Joseph Kangethe Road will be transferring regularly. The motorists drive through Jamhuri Estate on Kibera Station Road to Ngong Road).

"The car from Dagoretti meets Riara road traffic at the Swedish School crossing on Makindi Road, leads to Ole Dume Road and leads to Ngong Road, a section between Impala Club and Telkom with foot pedals and emergency vehicles."


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