‘We are chasing the gold’ – Ayimba

Date published: August 8 2016

Kenya Men's Sevens head coach Benjamin Ayimba has set his sights on winning the gold medal for his country at the Rio Olympics.

Ayimba has high hopes despite his team being placed in a very competitive group consisting of New Zealand, Great Britain and Japan.

Ayimba was at the helm of Kenya's team when they beat Fiji in the final to claim the Singapore leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series. And the boss says he is confident about his side's podium chances this month.

"We are chasing the gold. That has been our song for last season. We’ve gone through the Rugby Sevens World Series season knowing that’s our goal for the Olympics and we are confident in it," Ayimba told CapitalFM.

Kenyan playing legend Collins Injera said they would take it one game at a time.

"Ours is just to focus on the first game against Great Britain. We know what to do because we have played them before. Our target is to start on a high and build momentum as we progress," Injera said.

"Kenya has been known to win medals in track and field and for us to win Kenya gold in other disciplines apart from track and field will be a great honour."