Kenya Simbas change 3, Mwalati, Okoth to start against Uganda

Kenya Simbas train at Kyadondo. Photo/Uganda Rugby Union

Kenya Simbas assistant coaches Carlos Kaytwa and Curtis Olago have made three changes for the Victoria Cup final match which will be played at Kings Park on Sunday at 4:00 pm.

Wilhite Mususi replaces Hillary Mwanjiwa who drops to the bench. Mususi will partner with hooker Teddy Akala and prop Ephraim Oduor in the front row.  Hibram Ayoo and Hillary Odhiambo are in the second row once again.

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The second change is the back row with Kabras’ Reinhard Mwalati coming in for Elkean Musonye who has dropped to the bench. The coaches have retained captain George Nyambua and Jeanson Misoga.


The halfback pairing is unchanged with  Barry Robinson and  Brian Wahinya retained while  Walter Okoth joins the midfield in the place of Paul Mutsami.

Kenya Simbas huddle before training. Photo/Uganda Rugby Union

Kenya Simbas huddle before training. Photo/Uganda Rugby Union

OKoth will partner with his club-mate Bryceson Adaka. The back three have been retained with Alfred Orege, Joel Inzuga and Jone Kubu unchanged.

Andrew Matoka misses out on the match day squad after sustaining a knock in training while Derrick Ashiundu is rested. The match will also serve as the Elgon Cup opener.

The winner of the match will be crowned the 2023 Victoria Cup Champion.

Kenya Simbas Simbas v Uganda 

15. Jone Kubu, 14. Joel Inzuga, 13. Bryceson Adaka, 12. Walter Okoth, 11. Alfred Orege, 10. Brian Wahinya, 9. Barry Young, 1. Ephraim Oduor, 2. Teddy Akala,3. Wilhite Mususi, 4. Hibrahim Ayoo, 5. Hillary Odhiambo, 6. George Nyambua (Captain), 7. Reinhard Mwalati, 8. Jeanson Misoga REPLACEMENTS 16. Emmanuel Otieno, 17. Thomas Okidia, 18. Hillary Mwanjilwa, 19. Brian Ndirangu, 20. Peter Waitere, 21. Elkeans Musonye, 22. Dan Ang’wech, 23. Paul Mutsami

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