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Odera Makes Eight Changes To Simbas Squad Ahead Of The Elgon Cup Return Leg

Head Coach Paul Odera has made eight changes to the Simbas squad that suffered the 13-16 loss to Uganda in the first leg of the Elgon Cup.

The Squad will miss four Kabras players who featured in the first leg as they are away sharpening their skills in South Africa while five #Chipu players who were part of the delegation are away to Brazil on international duty.

Odera has recalled Andrew Amonde into the squad; Jacob Ojee will make his first appearance for the Simbas this year on 13th July at the Kyadondo Rugby Club since the conclusion of the HSBC.

“Andrew will add some power into the backrow as he also gates the powerful runners that Uganda had, Curtis Lilako will come off the bench at tighthead  while Jacob Ojee’s pace and experience will be very invaluable to the team.

We’ve also included Melvin Thairu in the squad who is a very good ball carrier as well as Fidel Oloo. “ said Odera.

The inclusion of the senior players brings in the much needed experience on the pitch and it will be important in decision making as well.

In his absence, the Backs Coach Albertus Van Buuren will take charge of the team assisted by the Director of Rugby and Former Kenya Simbas Coach, Thomas Odundo. Fahad Adil takes up the Team Manager role as Jimmy Mnene will also be away with Chipu in Brazil.

Postion Surname Name Club Current Age as of 04.07.19
Loose Head Prop Simiyu Oscar KCB RFC 23
Hooker Francombe Toby Nondies RFC 21
Tighthead Prop Thairu Melvin Kenya Harlequin FC 23
LH Lock Muniafu Simon Resolution Impala Saracens 23
TH Lock Onsando Malcolm Kenya Harlequin FC 24
Backrow/6 Amonde Andrew KCB RC 35
Backrow/7 Akuei Monate Top Fry Nakuru 21
Number 8 Musonye Elkeans Resolution Impala Saracens 24
Scrum half Onsomu Samson Resolution Impala Saracens 27
Flyhalf Kuka Charles USIU RFC 22
11 Odhiambo Billy Resolution Impala Saracens 23
Inside Centre Mungau Johnstone Kabras Sugar RFC 26
Outside Center Kilonzo Peter KCB RFC 27
14 Ojee Jacob KCB RC 28
15 Odhiambo Anthony Resolution Impala Saracens 23
16 Musila Grifin KCB RC 24
17 Ouko Patrick Menengai Cream Homeboyz 28
18 Lilako Curtis KCB RC 29
19 Shem Joseph Resolution Impala Saracens 24
20 Oloo Fidel Nondies RFC 26
21 Wanjala Michael KCB RC 24
22 Tendwa Charles South Coast Pirates 21
23 Njoroge Isaac KCB RC 22
Average Age 25
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Management: Albertus Van Buuren (Head Coach) Thomas Odundo (DOR), Fahad Adil (Team Manager), Ben Mahinda(Physiotherapist), Tom Lagat (Strength and Conditioning)

Story : Kenya Rugby Union 

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