Sevens great Collins Injera believes the current Stanbic Mwamba squad can become World beaters just like the 2011 squad that won back to back national sevens circuit titles.
Mwamba's 2010 and 2011 squad had the likes of Injera, Humphrey Kayange, Lavin Asego, Kevin Wambua, Edgar Abere, Orio, Horace Awiti, Dennis Ombachi, Mike Agevi, Steve Sewe, Chris Asego, Louis Kisia, Steve Okeyo and Collins Omae.
Almost everyone mentioned above has gone ahead to represent Kenya and play in the highest level of the sevens game. From Injera being the all-time top scorer to Kayange seeing Sevens back to the Olympics, Asego scoring 1026 points and Dennis Ombachi sending Kenya to the first-ever Olympics.
Currently, youngins like Eliakim Kichoi and Daniel Taabu have already represented Kenya 7s. Ronnie Omondi, Tony Omondi, Steve Sikuta, Alex Aturo, Joel Inzuga, Jeremy Chimwani, Meshack Obota, Nicholas Kato, Greg Odhiambo, George Omolla and James Ochieng are all in line to become World beaters if they follow in the footsteps of Injera and co.
"It's very exciting playing with them as it reminds me of how I started, as I was raw, inexperienced, but full of energy," said Injera in an exclusive interview with Raga House.
"I am enjoying the guidance and game mentorship I offer to them, we have a very young and talented squad who are really working hard to make a name for themselves, and hopefully one day they too shall achieve their goals and dreams. I have never stopped learning and I am doing so with this current squad as they always bring something new to the table, from gameplays to dance styles etc."
Injera, Agevi and now head coach Kevin Wambua are some of those who won the circuit in 2010 and 2011. He compares both sets of teams saying brotherhood is common.
"The two squads are very different as each has its own strengths and weaknesses but one thing that has been in both and has remained a constant is the brotherhood we have and the family-like environment we have created."