The Kenya U20 team to play at the 2018 Barthes Cup has been named by head coach Paul Odera on Tuesday March 20, 2018 at RFUEA grounds.
Impala Saracens scrumhalf Xavier Bett will captain the side to Namibia with the team set to leave on Monday.
Homeboyz backrow Stanley Isogol is the assistant captain with Anduvate being the second assistant.
Derrick Keyoga, Allan Aziz and Dennis Lusweti are named as the non travelling subs.
The national U20 team, Chipu, will be out to return to the World Rugby Junior Trophy for the first time since Kenya hosted it in 2009. They will need to emerge victorious at the Rugby Africa U20 Championships which take place in March.
They play Madagascar on March 28 before taking the winner Zimbabwe vs Namibia or loser if they lose.
The U20 South zone winner will then face the U20 North zone for the overall African title, and with it qualification to the 2018 World Rugby Junior Trophy which is the second tier of global competition at the U20 level.
Kenya U20 squad
Joshua Matasi (Resolution Impala Saracens), Toby David Francombe (Nondescripts), James Simiyu (Strathmore Leos), William Diffu (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Emmanuel Silungi (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Stanley Isogol (Menengai Cream Homeboyz – Vice Captain), Akuei Monate (Top Fry Nakuru), Mark Mutuku (University of Canterbuty, NZ), Xavier Kipnge’tich Bett (Resolution Impala Saracens, Captain),
Michele Brighetti (Sedbergh School, UK), Joshua Macharia (KCB), Zeden Marrow (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Victor Matiko (Menengai Oilers), Jeff Mutuku (Kingswood College, South Africa), Edmund Anya (Strathmore Leos), Kevin Kerore (Mwamba), John Daniel Gichuhi (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Bonface Ochieng (SportPesa Quins), Harold Anduvate (Menengai Oilers), James McGreevy (Hillcrest School, Nairobi),
Andrew Siminyu (Hillcrest School, Durban), Bethuel Anami (Strathmore Leos), Samuel Asati (KCB), Lucas Oppal (Strathmore Leos), Massimiliano Brighetti (Unattached) NON TRAVELLING RESERVES: Dennis Lusweti (USIU), Allan Aziz (Menengai Oilers), Derrick Keyoga (Menengai Oilers)
MANAGEMENT: Paul Odera (Head Coach), Jimmy Mnene (Team Manager), Stella Mwende (Physio), Michael Aung (Forwards Coach), Edwin Boit (Analyst/S&C)