Samurai Barracudas and Uganda have officially announced their lineups for the upcoming Safari 7s scheduled to take place at Nairobi’s RFUEA Ground from November 17-19, 2023.
Twelve 12 teams have confirmed their participation in the men’s tournament.
Hosts Kenya will field three sides, Shujaa, Morans and KCB while Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Germany, Qatar, Samurai, Red Wailers, Apache and Tropic 7s have all confirmed their participation.
Under the guidance of Welsh coach Nick Wakely, Samurai’s squad boasts the expertise of Kenya Sevens legend Collins Injera as the assistant coach. Managing the team is Jimmy Mnene, while Fahad Adil assumes the role of operations director.
Uganda, too, has revealed its men’s and women’s squads for the Nairobi event. Men’s Head Coach Tolbert Onyango’s lineup includes notable players such as Aaron Ofoyrwoth and Adrian Kasito. The Lady Cranes, Uganda’s women’s team, will be captained by Peace Lekuru, with Agnes Nakuya serving as a key member.
The tournament is open to international representative sides, professional and amateur clubs, invitational teams, and university and school teams.
Here are the selected players for each team:
Samurai Barracudas Squad:
Mervan da Silva
Uganda Rugby Cranes Squad:
Aaron Ofoyrowth (Captain)
Adrian Kasito (Vice Captain)
Uganda Lady Cranes Squad:
Agnes Nakuya (Vice Captain)
Lona Sandra Amoli
Peace Lekuru (Captain)
Gertrude Kateesa Junior