Kenya Simbas team manager Simiyu Wangila says they do not take Tunisia lightly dispute the latter starting Africa Gold Cup on a low note.
Kenya and Tunisia meet on Saturday as Wangila announced a side with three changes from the one that drew with Uganda.
“One thing we’ve told the players the losses Tunisia have had, this is a wounded animal. Coming to Kenya they would like to prove a point by making sure they win the game.”
As Kenya drew 33-33 with Uganda, Tunisia lost 53-7 to defending champions Namibia and with World Cup qualifiers set for 2018, the North Africans will be looking to get something from a Kenyan side they lost 46-15 to in 2015.
“We cannot underestimate anybody, they are very strong up front. We know their record back at home so definitely expect a very explosive and physical game on Saturday.”
Second rows, skipper Wilson Kopondo returns while Kabras Sugar’s George Nyambua is handed a start in place of Simon Muniafu and Oliver Mangeni.
There are four changes off the bench where Oscar Simiyu, Martin Owila, Dennis Mujanji and Lyle Asiligwa will replace Agunda, James Kubasu and Brad Owako.
“We saw a good improvement in our scrimmaging against Uganda, we have perfected on it. We have the high attitude which is an advantage so if we play a fast game definitely they will not take the pressure on it. Their intention is to slow the game but we want to run it and that is what we will do on Saturday," concluded Wangila.
Kenya Simbas: 1.Moses Amusala 2.Peter Karia 3.Dennis Karani 4.Wilson Kopondo 5.George Nyambua 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.Steve Otieno 20.Lyle Asiligwa 21.Kenny Andola 22.Dennis Muhanji 23.Oscar Simiyu