Challenger finale: KRU names Shujaa, Lionesses travelling squads

Challenger finale: KRU names Shujaa, Lionesses travelling squads

The Kenya Sevens men and women’s squads to the final round of  HSBC Sevens Challenger 2024 which will be played as standalone tournaments, for the men in Munich, Germany and Krakow, Poland for the women, on 18-19 May,  have been confirmed by their respective management teams.

After missing out in Uruguay through injury, Patrick Odongo returns to the Shujaa squad that will be co-captained by Vincent Onyala and Tony Omondi for their assignment in Germany. Odongo is one of three changes to the side, the other two being Brian Tanga who returns after missing out through illness while Herman Humwa cuts his first appearance of the campaign. Dennis Abukuse, Elvis Olukusi and Ben Salem, part of the team to Uruguay, are not on the plane to Germany.

Freshia Oduor and Edith Nairaka are set for their Challenger debuts after making the Lionesses squad to Poland. They come in for the Japan-based duo of  Grace Okulu and Janet Okello who have not been released for this assignment by their club, MIE Pearls. Sheila Chajira captains the team to Poland.

Shujaa are in Pool C in Germany alongside Chile, Japan and Portugal while the Lionesses are in Pool C with Belgium, Mexico and Poland. 

Both sides will be battling to finish the overall standings in the top four ahead of the promotion playoffs in Madrid, Spain 

Shujaa Squad

Vincent Onyala, Tony Omondi (Co-Captains), Kevin Wekesa, John Okoth, Brian Tanga, George Ooro, Patrick Odongo, Samuel Asati, Herman Humwa, Nygel Amaitsa, Lamech Ambetsa, Chrisant Ojwang

Lionesses Squad

Sheila Chajira (Captain), Judith Okumu, Christabel Lindo, Stella Wafula, Naomi Amuguni, Terry Ayesa, Sharon Auma, Sinaida Nyachio, Phoebe Akinyi, Maureen Muritu, Freshia Oduor (debut), Edith Nariaka (debut).

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