By William Njuguna
Following the woeful display at the IRB Sevens in Dubai last weekend Kenya Sevens team return to action at the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens today.
The squad has been rocked by the announcement that this will be head coach Paul Treu’s final tournament after a year in charge of the side.
Treu has cited directors in the Kenya Rugby Union board as one of the reasons that have contributed to his decision to cut loose.
Kenya are pooled in Pool “A” and open their account against a tricky Wales outfit at 1.04pm, followed by a tough clash against Dubai winners South Africa at 4.58 pm. They wind up their preliminary matches against former tactician Mike Friday’s USA at 8.36 pm.
Kenya and Wales clashed at the Goldcoast Sevens in October with Kenya losing narrowly 24-19 courtesy of a last minute try.
Kenya have only beaten South Africa once in the six meetings under Treu and it will be a baptism of fire for the inexperienced Kenyan squad.
Kenya met the United States last week in Dubai and despite a strong second half they lost 26-17.
The side are currently placed 14th in the log with a paltry four points from two tournaments played . Captain Andrew Amonde believes the side must polish up the mistakes if they harbour any hope of winning in Port Elizabeth this weekend ” We made too many errors last weekend its a learning experience for mots of the players are only playing for the first time but we are looking at improving and hopefully getting a couple of wins” added Amonde
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