A 21-man squad has been selected by Kenya 7s head coach Innocent Simiyu to prepare for the upcoming Africa 7s to be held in Tunisia from October 13, 2018.
Among those named are Leonard Mugaisi, Alvin Otieno, Michael Wanjala, Herman Humwa, Cyprian Kuto and Brian Wahinya who have played for Kenya 7s before.
Also read Africa 7s pools released
Those making the squad for the first time are Benjamin Marshall of Nondies, Homeboyz forward Brian Wandera, Mwamba captain Eliakim Kichoi, Charles Omondi, MMUST's Timothy Mmasi, Daniel Taabu and Homeboyz fly-half Johnstone Olindi. Not to be left behind is former Nanyuki Jackals and current Homeboyz flyer Mark Wandeto who top scored at the recently concluded National Sevens Circuit with 37 tries.
Senior members of the Kenya 7s likes Collins Injera, Andrew Amonde, Willy Ambaka, Eden Agero and Brian Tanga are not part of the squad.
A final squad of 12 will be named in October to head to Tunisia where Kenya 7s is seeded top to play Morocco and Botswana in pool A.
Africa 7s will be Kenya's first outing ahead of 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series that kicks off on November 30 with Dubai 7s.
Kenya 7s Squad for CAR 7s preps
Leonard Mugaisi, Mark Wandeto, Johnstone Olindi, Charles Omondi, Michael Wanjala, Brian Wandera, Alvin Otieno (Homeboyz)
Herman Humwa, Cyprian Kuto (Kenya Harlequin)
Daniel Taabu, Eliakim Kichoi (Mwamba)
Arcadius Khwesa, Brian Wahinya (Blak Blad)
Mark Kwemoi, Paul Mutsami (Impala Saracens)
Benjamin Marshall (Nondies)
Ahmed Shaban (KCB)
Timothy Mmasi (Masinde Muliro)
Edmund Anya (Strathmore Leos)
Gramwel Bunyasi (Nakuru RFC)
Derrick Keyoga (Menengai Oilers)
Africa 7s 2018 pooling
Pool A:Kenya,Morocco, Botswana
Pool B: Uganda, Senegal, Ghana
Pool C: Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Mauritius
Fixtures - Saturday 13 October, 2018
A Kenya v Botswana 1.00pm
B Uganda v Ghana 1.22pm
C Zimbabwe v Mauritius 1.44pm
D Madagascar v Namibia 2.06pm
A Morocco v Botswana 2.50pm
B Senegal v Ghana 3.12pm
C Tunisia v Mauritius 3.34pm
D Zambia v Namibia 3.56pm
A Kenya v Morocco 4.40pm
B Uganda v Senegal 5.02pm
C Zimbabwe v Tunisia 5.24pm
D Madagascar v Zambia 5.46pm