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Kenya 7s player Sammy Oliech

Catch the action on DStv Now as Kenya takes on Portugal in Paris Sevens

There are perks to being a rugby player. Girls want to follow you around, men want to hoist you on their shoulders and call you names like "Simba marara" and brands just want to smear your face on billboards along highways. And if you are Sammy Oliech, there a certain clique of ladies currently calling dibs on you. It doesn’t matter if they’ll never meet you, all they know is that you are bae, and bae you shall remain. There was a time Biko Adema was in such a sweet spot.

Some of us who are not religious rugby fans only spotted Sammy Oliech a few weeks ago during the Singapore Sevens and yes, he’s the new kid on the block. Sammy, who was just recently drafted into the national team has been a labeled a man of brute talent by his home club Impala.

But there is softness to this brute and it lies in pandas. He really LOVES pandas.

Ladies, if there was ever an awwww moment, this is it.

As if the standards weren't high already, there is a certain rumour being peddled by one George Gregan that he looks like a younger Idris Elba.

The jury is still out on this one but we shall take it.

Now let’s hope that Sammy is now in a better position to shine in Paris after meeting his role model, New Zealand player Dan Carter. Oh yes, that's what we do - we stalk and we know things.

 

 

Catch Sammy and the rest of the Kenya Sevens team in the Paris Sevens debut against Portugal on Friday 13 May at 19:00 CAT on SuperSport (SS5 and SS6). And you can stream the action from anywhere on DStv Now by downloading the DStv Now app on your phone or tablet for iOS or Android. #ShujaasinParis, nothing can stop us now.