Impala Saracens second row Simon Muniafu has returned to Kenya Simbas starting line-up against Senegal in the Africa Gold Cup on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at RFUEA grounds from 2pm.
Muniafu missed the 100-10 win over Tunisia due to a concussion sustained against Uganda and his return means Kabras Sugar’s George Nyambua does not start.
The Impala star will pair at lock as Eric Kerre and Davies Chenge continue at flank while Samson Onsomu and Isaac Adimo are day’s half-backs.
Speedster Jacob Ojee will continue with his exemplary form in the left wing as his KCB clubmate Darwin Mukidza starting at right wing while Homeboyz winger Tony Onyango starts at fullback.
The Kenya-Senegal game starts at 2 pm due to TV scheduling where Uganda will get to the pitch at 4 pm against Tunisia in Kampala immediately after the Kenyan game before Namibia entertains Zimbabwe at 6 pm in Windhoek.
Senegal arrives in Nairobi on Thursday evening from Namibia where they were beaten 95-0 and currently sit fifth on the six-team log with a single point obtained in the 16-17 home loss to Uganda on Saturday 1 July 2017.
KRU.co.ke reported that key players for the Senegalese include the veteran Steve Sargos, Folliot Aldric who leads their team’s scoring with 22 points in this tournament coming off 2 conversions and 6 penalties, Moussa Barry and Traore Saido.
1.Moses Amusala 2.Peter Karia 3.Dennis Karani 4.Wilson Kopondo 5.Simon Muniafu 6.Eric Kerre 7.Davies Chenge 8.Joshua Chisanga 9.Samson Onsomu 10.Isaac Adimo 11.Jacob Ojee 12.Leo Seje 13.David Ambunya 14.Darwin Mukidza 15.Tony Onyango
Replacements: 16.Curtis Lilako 17.Philip Ikambili 18.Martin Owila 19.George Nyambua 20.Lyle Asiligwa 21.Kenny Andola 22.Dennis Muhanji 23.Oscar Simiyu
-Additional material derived from kru.co.ke