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Kenya Simbas make changes for Boland Cavaliers, Wahinya starts at 10

Kenya Simbas Derrick Ashihundu in action against Zimbabwe. Phot Courtesy/ Kyro Sports.

Kenya Simbas Head coach Paul Odera has named his squad that will play Boland Cavaliers on Saturday 21 May at the Boland Stadium, in Wellington, Western Cape at 4:00 PM EAT.

Brian Wahinya comes in at fly-half with Samuel Asati starting at scrum-half. The back three changes have seen Beldad Ogeta, Andrew Matoka start with Derrick Ashihundu shifting to the left-right. Commenting on Wahinya’s start at fly-half Odera said:

“Our half-back pairing of Samuel Asati and Brian Wahinya is exciting and both are young and adventurous. Wahinya will be running the game from 10 and with Asati given the responsibility of being Vice Captain, it is an experiment we are sure will add a cutting edge to how the Simbas play. Andrew Matoka at Full back is another exciting prospect and Darwin Mukidza is rested as we try and manage our senior players for the rest of the tournament and also keeping one eye on the Match vs Uganda on the 2nd of July in the World Cup qualifiers,” Odera told KRU’s official Portal.

“Beldad Ogeta at the wing has the potential to break open defenses at will and he has been brought in for his running ability and power.” he added.

In the midfield, John Okoth and Vincent Onyala have been retained. Bethuel Anami keeps his place at number eight with George Nyambua making a return after sitting out for three weeks due to a heel injury and will play on the left flank

Dan Sikuta will start as the right flanker. Brian Juma and Thomas are in the second row with Patrick Ouko, Eugene Sifuna and Ephraim Oduor start in the front row.

The Simbas are eyeing the second win in the competition after ending their winless run a fortnight ago.

Kenya Simbas squad  1. Patrick Ouko, 2. Eugene Sifuna, 3. Ephraim Oduor, 4. Thomas Ongera, 5. Brian Juma, 6. George Nyambua, 7. Daniel Sikuta, 8. Bethuel Anami, 9. Samuel Asati, 10. Brian Wahinya, 11. Beldad Ogeta, 12. John Okoth, 13. Vincent Onyala, 14. Derrick Ashihundu, 15. Andrew Matoka.

Reserves: 16. Colman Were, 17. Edward Mwaura, 18. Joseph Nyagol, 19. Clinton Odhiambo, 20. Chrispine Shitundo, 21. Brian Tanga, 22. Geoffrey Ominde, 23. Peter Kilonzo

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