Kenya U20 final squad named ahead of Barthes Trophy in Zimbabwe

Kenya U20 line up in a World Rugby U20 Trophy. PHOTO/KRU

Kenya U20 Rugby (Chipu) Head Coach Simon Jawichre has revealed the 28-man Chipu squad to this year’s Rugby Africa U20 Barthes Trophy taking place in Harare, Zimbabwe from April 20-28.

MMUST forward Edmond Omondi has been picked as the captain and makes the squad for the second year in a row alongside Geylord Ngasi, Andycole Omolo, Iddo Kuta, Wycliffe Ogutu, Nathan Tsindoli, Patrick Wainaina, Faran Juma, Michael Wamalwa and James Olela (currently in SA) who were part of the World Junior Trophy last year.

Kenya U20 inclusion

Kabras and former Koyonzo utility back Jackson Siketa who won Most Valuable Player award in the East African games last year has made the final squad.

Also making the cut are Alvin Khavoli and Philip Okeyo, who have been standout performers in the Kenya Cup for their club sides Menengai Oilers and Nakuru.


This year’s tournament features four teams led by hosts Zimbabwe, last year’s runners-up Kenya, Namibia and Tunisia.

The teams will battle it out in a round-robin competition over three match days with the team finishing first winning the title and securing Africa’s berth to the World Rugby U20 Trophy 2024 set for 2-17 July in Scotland.

The team departs on Thursday morning and starts their campaign against Namibia on Saturday 20 April before taking on Tunisia on Wednesday 24 April 2024. They complete their campaign with a clash against hosts and defending champions Zimbabwe on Sunday 28 April 2024.

 KENYA U20 Chipu Squad

| Barthes U20 Trophy 2024 | Apr 20-28 | Harare, Zimbabwe
Darrel Oluoch, Ian Nyandusi, Bramwel Mate, Brian Shile, Geylord Ngasi, Hafidh Mohammed, Eugene Etali, Cleyn Okumbi, Andycole Omolo, Eddy Otieno, Iddo Kuta, Wycliffe Ogutu, Nathan Tsindoli, Willy Tino, Edmond Omondi (captain), Patrick Wainaina, Benedict Muiruri, Faran Juma, Philip Okeyo, Alvin Khavoli, Brian Kiptoo, Dennis Ndayala, Kipchirchir Bett, Elvis Otete, Eugene Ojiambo, Jackson Siketi, Michael Wamalwa, James Olela

MANAGEMENT Simon Jawichre (Head Coach), Philip Wamae (Team Manager), Samuel Ochieng (Physio

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