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Kenya rugby faces Namibia in World Cup qualifiers

28 June 2014, 10:12

Nairobi - Head Coach Jerome Paarwater has handed Martin Owila his full international debut as the Kenya squad to face Namibia in the C.A.R Cup opener on Saturday 28 June was released.

The Nakuru RFC man starts at number eight in a backrow that comprises Brian Nyikuli and Mike Okombe at openside and blindside flank respectively. Twin towers Oliver Mang’eni and captain Wilson K’Opondo are at second row

The Kang’ethe twins James and Joseph start at loosehead and tighthead respectively with hooker Sammy Warui completing the front row.

Lavin Asego starts at fly half for Kenya, partnering with scrum half Edwin Achayo while Patrice Agunda and Humphrey Kayange feature in midfield. Wings Dennis Muhanji, Collins Injera and fullback Tony Onyango complete the back three.

Speaking from the team’s base in Antananaravivo, Team Manager Simiyu Wangila said, “ The team has settled in well, they are well aware of the task at hand and have prepared their ammunition for the battle on Saturday.”

This match kicks off at 1.00pm and will be aired live on Supersport 9

Kenya squad to face Namibia

15. Tony Onyango, 14. Collins Injera, 13. Humphrey Kayange, 12. Patrice Agunda, 11. Dennis Muhanji, 10. Lavin Asego, 9. Edwin Achayo, 8. Martin Owila, 7. Michael Okombe, 6. Brian Nyikuli, 5. Wilson K’Opondo (captain), 4. Oliver Mang’eni, 3. James Kang’ethe, 2. Samuel Warui, 1. Joseph Kang’ethe

Reserves:16. Maxwell Adaka, 17. Curtis Lilako, 18. Moses Amusala, 19. Ronnie Mwenesi, 20. Andrew Amonde, 21. Lyle Asiligwa, 22. Kenny Andola, 23. Michael Agevi

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