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Kenyans looking for rugby scalps

20 July 2002

The established rugby nations will not be underestimating Kenya's sevens team.

Mitchell Ocholla

Mitch Ocholla is set to bring about a few upsets

The Kenyan rugby sevens team is keen to improve on its disappointing 1998 Commonwealth Games showing in Manchester.

Captain Benjamin Ayimba, Felix Ochieng' and Steve Gichuki are the surviving members of the 1998 team and will be the steadying hand in the squad.

Sydney Obonyo, Oscar Osir, Philip Mwenesi and Mitch Ocholla have great high calibre sevens experience while young guns Dennis Mwanja, Charles Cardovillis and Newton Ongalo add extra and unexpected options.

Kenya, in pool B, play hosts England, Samoa and Cook Islands in the group stages.

"We have really improved since 1998 and have built up well. I believe we have a chance of coming second in our pool," said Ochieng'.

The team has been training since April and have had two good build-up tournaments and is looking forward to rocking a few established boats at the City of Manchester Stadium.

Manchester 2002 rugby sevens tickets are still available online

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