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Khwesa, Salem set to debut as Shujaa squad to Toulouse announced



Archadius Khwesa and Ben Salem are in line for their debuts as the Shujaa squad to the Toulouse and London legs of the World Rugby Sevens series was named on Saturday 14 May 2022.

The duo, alongside Alvin Otieno, Timothy Mmasi and Johnstone Olindi are the five changes from the squad that did duty at the Singapore and Vancouver legs of the series.

During the same function,Briton Damian McGath was officially unveiled as Shujaa tactician for a period of two years that will see him guide the team to the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“Damian McGrath takes charge for the next two years leading up to the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, France” read part of KRU statement

The 64-year-old McGrath boasts close to thirty years coaching experience, having most recently led Germany 7s to victory at the World Rugby Challenger Series in Chile in 2020.

He previously coached Canada 7s between 2016 and 2019, leading the Canadians to the cup title at the 2017 Singapore 7s.

Kevin Wambua, who has been a part of the Shujaa set up, will assist Damian in ensuring a seamless transition while Geoffrey Kimani takes up the Strength & Conditioning coaching role.

Kimani, who is part of the National Olympic Committee –Kenya Elite Performance set up, is no stranger to the Shujaa set up, and returns for a fourth stint, having previously served in the S & C role between 2007 and 2011, 2015-16 and 2017-18.


Nelson Oyoo (Topfry Nakuru, Captain), Herman Humwa (Kenya Harlequin), Alvin Otieno (KCB), Collins Shikoli (Homeboyz), Bush Mwale (Homeboyz), Timothy Mmasi (Masinde Muliro), Tony Omondi (Mwamba), Johnstone Olindi (KCB), Billy Odhiambo (Mwamba), Edmond Anya (Impala Saracens), Augustine Lugonzo (Homeboyz), Archadius Khwesa (Blak Blad, debut), Ben Salem (Nondescripts, debut) NON TRAVELLING RESERVES: Levy Amunga (KCB), Jeffrey Oluoch (Homeboyz), Amon Wamalwa (Homeboyz)

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