N Ntabeni Dukisa at Southern Kings
Former Pro14 fly-half, Buyachi set for Kabras debut
By Eric Njiru | Fri 25 Oct, 2019 17:19

Kabras Sugar are set to unveil new signing fly-half Ntabeni Dukisa when they take on Kisumu RFC on matchday 1 of the 2019/20 Kenya Cup.

Dukisa joins from South Africa based Pro14 side Southern Kings where he featured in the European rugby based league.

Dukisa came through the Border youth system and played for the Border U21 in the 2008 and 2009 Under-21 Provincial Championships.

He joined Southern Kings in 2017 going ahead to make 19 appearances and scoring 36 points and has played once for South Africa Barbarian, in 2012, against England where he came on as a substitute just after half-time and scored a try a few minutes later as the Barbarians lost 26–54 to the touring side.

Kabras had South African Logan Basson as their lead fly-half but left mid-way through the season.

Kabras Sugar will also see Fijian Timoci Senate make his Kenya Cup debut as well as former Kenyan international Lawrence Buyachi.

Buyachi was the head coach at South Coast Pirates last season and played for Top Fry Nakuru as well as Kenya Simbas before moving to management. He was awarded the SOYA Awards comeback of the year award in 2015.

Another debutant will be winger Alfred Orege who joins from Mean Machine who were relegated from the Kenya Cup last season.

Kabras Sugar head coach Henly Du Plessis said: “Our target is still as last year. We’ve played only two warm up games and are ready for kick-off. I hope we can get a good win. The only thing is these new guys get used to the Kenyan type of playing.”

Kabras lost Ugandan international Philip Wokorach who has moved to France.

“He was the Kenya Cup top try last year. A lot of our play was around him but we are happy for him. Kubu played there and has a lot of experience, he won the Kenya Cup in 2016 so he’ll play well,” added the South African.

TEAM NEWS
Kabras Sugar

1.Ephraim Oduor 2.Max Adaka 3.Asuman Mugerwa 4.Brian Juma 5.Hillary Odhiambo 6.George Nyambua 7.Charlton Mokua 8.Lawrence Buyachi 9.Brian Tanga 10.Ntabeni Dukisa 11.Alfred Orege 12.Nick Barasa 13.Timoci Senate 14.Paul Abuto 15.Jone Kubu

Finishers
16.Eugine Sifuna 17.Hillary Mwajilwa 18.Joseph Odero 19.Felix Makokha 20.Steve Oluoch 21.Barry Robinson 22.Kevin Keegan 23.Felix Ayange

Eric Njiru
Award-winning, bold, independent Rugby Journalist and Radio Presenter in Kenya, Southern Hemisphere. Experience in Match-Day Reporting, News and Interviews. Covering Kenya 7s around the World. Email: ericnjiru41@gmail.com +254726205521
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