Kenya Simbas Head Coach Jerome Paarwater has made five changes to his starting squad for their Msanzi Challenge match against Namibia’s Windhoek Draught Welwitschias set for Saturday in Windhoek.
Teddy Akala paves ways for Griffin Musila who joins Props Ephraim Oduor and Hillary Mwanjilwa in the front row. Brian Juma and Hillary Odhiambo are back in the second row replacing Ibrahim Ayoo and Elvis Olukusi who started against Bulldogs last weekend.
Unchanged Kenya Simbas backrow
The back row is unchanged with George Nyambua, Brian Ndirangu and Jeanson Misoga retaining their roles.
The halfback pairing is also unchanged with Samuel Asati and Brian Wahinya at scrum-half and fly-half respectively.
In the midfield, Timothy Mmasi misses out while Walter Okoth comes in at inside centre pushing Peter Kilonzo to outside centre.
Alfred Orege comes in on the left wing, Joel Inzuga moves to the right side and Beldad Ogeta is benched. Ntabeni Dukisa has been retained at fullback.
Both Kenya and Namibia will be eyeing a win in this encounter. Kenya will be keen to register back to back wins in the competition.
Kenya jetted in Namibia on Friday.
Kenya Simbas squad against Namibia Windhoek Draught Welwitschias:
1.Ephraim Oduor 2. Griffin Musila 3. Hillary Mwanjilwa 4. Brian Juma 5. Hillary Odhiambo 6. George Nyambua (C) 7. Brian Ndirangu 8. Jeanson Misoga 9. Samuel Asati (VC) 10. Brian Wahinya 11. Alfred Orege 12. Walter Okoth 13. Peter Kilonzo 14. Joel lnzuga 15. Ntabeni Dukisa
Impact Players: 16. Teddy Akala 17. Thomas Okidia 18. Wilhite Mususi 19. Elvis Olukusi 20. Hibrahim Ayoo 21. Elkeans Musonye 22. Barry Young 23. Beldad Ogeta
Tech Bench Jerome Paarwater – Head Coach Jimmy Mnene – Team Manager Stephen Mankone – Physiotherapist