NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya Sevens rugby head coach Paul Murunga is confident that his
team will not be relegated from the World Series despite their
loss of form.
With only four
points from the first two stops in Dubai and Cape Town, the team
is facing a tough battle to retain the core status in the elite
Yet, coach Murunga
who took over the rein last month, is adamant that Kenya will
finish strong and may even challenge for the top four to qualify
for the Tokyo Olympics automatically.
absolutely no doubts about the team’s capability and focus in
the series. I’m confident we can make it to at least three cup
quarterfinals this season. I think there is a lot of potential
in the team. If we change the mind focus, build on our
confidence and bring in some of our plays, we are likely to move
up the table,” he said.
Murunga said the
team will return early from Christmas break and start a two-week
training camp ahead of the third and fourth stops in the series
in Hamilton, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia in the new year.
Kenya is in position
14 ahead of Japan and Zimbabwe and the last two teams will be
Kenya is set to head
to Hamilton and Sydney in January before Vegas and Vancouver in
March, Hong Kong and Singapore in April, Paris and London in