B Kenya's Amaitsa in action against Uruguay on Tuesday. Pic: URU
Five to make Kenya Simbas debut against Zambia
By Eric Njiru | Thu 22 Aug, 2019 11:29

Kenya Simbas  head coach Paul Odera on Thursday named the 23-man to take on Zambia in the Victoria Cup at RFUEA Grounds on Sat August 24, 2019. 

Odera handed debut to five players namely Nondies duo of Brian Amaitsa and ian Njenga, USIU's Eliud Mulakoli, KCB scrumhalf Samuel Asati and Francis Mwita also of KCB.

Kenya Simbas has recalled the services of Geoffrey Okwach, Emmanuel Silungi and John Okoth all who featured for the Simbas in the first Elgon Cup against Uganda in Kisumu. 

"There's a good feeling in the squad. We are ready for the match. Guys who played in Brazil have seen what rugby is all about. The mix of experience and talent is good to go with," said captain Curtis Lilako. 

Odera said: "We didn't play well away. We need to be clinical. On defence it's about closing the space as quickly as possible."

Kenya's last match was against Zimbabwe Sables who came from behind to win 30-29 Saturday August 2 in Harare. Kenya' next match after Zambia's visit will be Zimbabwe on September 21.

Victoria Cup continued last weekend with Kabras Sugar fullback Philip Wokorach scoring 15 points to help Uganda Cranes beat Zambia 38-22 to end their home run with a win at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds in Kampala. 

Kenya Simbas Matchday 23
15.Isaac Njoroge 14.Jacob Ojee 13.Eliud Mulakoli 12.Johnstone Mungau 11.Geoffrey OKwach 10.Charles Kuka 9.Samuel Asati
1.Oscar Simiyu 2.Toby Francombe 3.Curtis Lilako 4.Francis Mwita 5.Malcolm Onsando 6.Brian Amaitsa 7.Monate Akuei 8.Elkeans Musonye 

16.Griffin Musila 17.Ian Njenga 18.Melvin Thairu 19.Simon Muniafu 20.Emmanuel Silungi 21.Samson Onsomu 22.Anthony Odhiambo 23.John Okoth

Eric Njiru
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