Kenya 7s international Alvin 'Buffa' Otieno has moved to Canada and will miss the upcoming Rugby Sevens World Cup set for Sep 9-11 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Head Coach Damian McGrath told the press on Friday in Nairobi that Buffa was left in America after the conclusion of HSBC World Sevens 2022, Los Angeles 7s where Kenya 7s finished sixth.
"We’ve been hit by a number of withdrawals, not of our choosing. We’ve lost Otieno who has left the program to pursue personal interests…which is a big blow because he is one of the world’s best sevens forwards," said McGrath.
Raga House is reliably informed that Buffa has joined Eastman Warriors Rugby Club in the Eastman region of the province of Manitoba, Canada. He joins former Homeboyz teammate and fly-half Evin Asena as well as Dominic Wendo who featured for Kenya Cup side Strathmore Leos.
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