Kenya Simbas head coach Jerome Paarwater expects a challenge from Senegal despite the West Africans conceding 15 tries to Namibia in the Africa Gold Cup.
Senegal take on Kenya as they still seek a first win in Africa’s rugby top tier division after losses to Uganda, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
“I watched their(Senegal) game against Tunisia last year and they looked a bit stronger, fast and got fast guys at the back. They were unfortunate not to score against Namibia last weekend because of knock-on at the last moment but they are much better than Tunisia in the game I have watched they are much more structured, fit and conditioned so it will be different,” said Paarwater after naming the squad.
Paarwater named a squad that has one only change in second row Simon Muniafu coming on for George Nyambua who drops to the bench while Steve Otieno is un-involved.
“One good thing about our squad is we got great mixture of players who can cover a lot of positions, Oliver Mangeni due to work duties cannot make it, unfortunately; Simon Muniafu was out due to concussion and he had a great game against Uganda while Nyambua played well against Tunisia”
The South Africa tactician still feels there is something to work on they prepare for Zimbabwe and Namibian opposition in two weeks.
“Our defence let us down a bit, our kick-off receives were not good. Those are two aspects we need to work on, every week there is a different challenge but am happy with defence although there are certain things like one on one defence wasn’t good so we need to look at that”
“As I said it’s about our structures on what we want out of the game. We will have a different approach against Senegal. There a few things we need to work on that were not good against Tunisia so we will focus on things we need to correct to improve our standards by I would say from the last game by another 20%,” added Paarwater.
Kenya’s game starts at 2pm at RFUEA grounds.