Kenya seek perfect start to World Cup season in Dubai

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Kenya begin their 2017/2018 World Rugby Sevens Series campaign on Friday against Canada in the Dubai Sevens, the opening leg of the season.

Kenya, who are in Pool A, will take to the pitch at 9.30am against the Singapore champions at the Sevens Stadium, before clashing with Dubai and Series defending champions South African (1.36pm).

They will then wrap up day one matters against familiar neighbours Uganda at 6.31pm.

After finishing a disappointing 12th last season with a paltry 63 points, Shujaa will be hoping to make amends in the new campaign that will also see them compete at the Commonwealth Games due April 4 to 15 in Gold Coast, Australia and the World Cup Sevens from July 20 to 22 at AT&T Park, San Francisco, USA.

Kenya coach Innocent “Namcos” Simiyu will be under pressure to turn around the team’s fortunes after a disappointing first season, where they made only two Cup quarter-finals.

New captain Oscar Ayodi is eager to inspire the side to the high heights they have soared to before.

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