Kenya Simbas assistant and forwards coach Dominique Habimana says they have to execute with precision when they take on Hong Kong in a test match on Sunday.
Habimana spoke on Wednesday at RFUEA grounds during team naming of the clash that comes three weeks after they lost to Namibia in the Africa Gold Cup.
“Against Hong Kong, we need to execute with precision at high intensity and we are expecting a heavy contest but we will deal with that.”
Kenya Simbas beat Hong Kong 34-10 in last year’s test.
“This year it’s going to be a lot harder because they have been preparing ever since the Asia Rugby Championship earlier this year so we are expecting a very tough match."
After the loss to Namibia in July Habimana says there are things they need to work to stand a chance of qualifying for 2019 Rugby World Cup.
“We need to step up especially in the preparations. Training early and having the Four Nations Cup and having some more preparation that we are working in March after the Kenya Cup all those things will help us going into the World Cup qualifiers,” added Habimana.
The team to play Hong Kong will be captained by Kabras Sugar’s George Nyambua with Vincent Mose returning while Benjamin Marshall of Nondies makes the bench.
“Hong Kong test is very timely both this year and previous year. If you look at last year the guys who came through they have been super in the Kenya Cup. The same way a lot of these guys you will be surprised of them in the coming Kenya Cup and international season,’’ concluded Habimana.
Sunday’s game kicks-off at 4pm at RFUEA grounds.
1.James Kubasu 2.Philip Ikambili 3.Dennis Karani 4.Emmanuel Mavala 5.Oliver Mangeni 6.Elkeans Musonye 7.George Nyambua(captain) 8.Edwin Machanje 9.Lyle Asiligwa 10.Biko Adema 11.Alex Olaba 12.Brad Owako 13.Patrice Agunda 14.Dennis Muhanji 15.Vincent Mose
16.Peter Karia 17.Oscar Simiyu 18.Bramwell Mayaka 19.Ronnie Mwenesi 20.Steve Otieno 21.Samson Onsomu 22.Kenny Andola 23.Benjamin Marshall