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Kerre 'enjoying' flank role
By Eric Njiru | Thu 13 Jul, 2017 15:26

Kenya Simbas international Eric Kerre says he is enjoying playing at flank in the national teams as the international season continues.

Kerre has been playing at second row at Impala but Jerome Paarwater decided to deploy him at flank in the 2017 season.

“At the beginning it was a bit hard, playing in a different position needed a lot of adjustment but at the moment I have learned a lot.

“Four matches at that position right now there is a lot that has changed in terms of my playing and also based where I am playing if am playing back-row there are things I have to put in compared to lock.”

Kerre is named to start again at flank in the game against Senegal on Saturday, July 15 where he will pair KCB’s Davies Chenge.

“Lock also has it’s own roles so basing on where am playing I can say at back-row I have adjusted well getting to this point even though it wasn’t easy.”

Against Tunisia, he played as a flanker for the better part of the game before moving to second row after Wilson Kopondo went out with Martin Owila coming in at flank.

He says going back to Impala Saracens he looks to continue as a flanker in the upcoming Kenya Cup season.

“As I go back to the club I will focus on flank but I won’t do away with second row but generally focus now turns to flank”

Kenya Simbas squad to play Senegal sees Impala’s Simon Muniafu return to replace Kabras sugar’s George Nyambua while Steve Otieno of Homeboyz is not involved.

“I think it will be an interesting match and I trust the team that has been selected and looking at how they performed in the last game I think there is a lot to expect from them,” added Kerre.

“Senegal is not a side to undermine and I believe we going to accord them the required respect. They are a team that is strong mentally if they lose the game it might be because there are things they couldn’t do but their mental strength is very,” concluded Kerre.

Eric Njiru
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