Aug 24, 2017
Resolution Impala Saracens 2017 Sevens Squad named
Resolution Impala Saracens have released a list of 22 confirmed players who will be eligible to travel to Mombasa on the 1st of September 2017 & play at Driftwood 7s on 2nd & 3rd of the same month.
At start of pre-season, the team had a total of 38 hopefuls which was cut to a provisional squad of 33. After 7 weeks of training, Resolution Impala Saracens coaches agreed to play a mini match-fitness tournament against Homeboyz, Nondies, CUEA Monks, Strathmore & Menengai Oilers on 19th August 2017 at the CUEA grounds. Not only was the tournament important in gauging individual match fitness, but it has also informed the technical bench on which player combinations can best be used during the 2017 Sevens Circuit campaign.
How Impala performed during the Mini-Tournament:
Resolution Impala Saracens 24- 7 Menengai Oilers
Resolution Impala Saracens 24-7 CUEA Monks
Resolution Impala Saracens 24-0 Strathmore
Resolution Impala Saracens 29-5 Nondies
Resolution Impala Saracens 14-19 Homeboyz
Coach Nick Abok said, “The elections break posed a great challenge to us especially on matters consistency in fitness but the boys came back & adapted really well to training intensity. Last year we broke a ceiling by winning the Kabeberi 7s leg of the circuit. Other teams will naturally come hard at us this year & we therefore have to step up. We want to top the circuit but our focus is still on winning one leg at a time.”
Resolution Impala Saracens 2017 Sevens Circuit Squad:
- Joash Ngesa 2. Ian Minjire 3. Timothy Makiya 4. Kevin Ouma 5. Quinto Ongo 6. William Omondi 7. George Okowa 8. Michael Ochieng 9. Leon Adongo 10. David Moenga 11. Robin Kiplagat 12. Joel Omer 13. Richard Sidindi 14. Paul Mutsami 15. Ian Mabwa 16. Samuel Motari 17. Davis Makori 18. Hannington Ambaka 19. Paul Oimbo 20.Anthony Nyandigisi 21. Mark Kwemoi 22. Robert Aringo.
Kenya 7s players - Derrick Mayar & Samuel Oliech could feature for the team on an availability basis. Lameck Dunde who studies in Italy could also feature for the team when available.