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Impala duo set for first caps with Kenya 15s

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Alvin Otieno (centre) celebrates his try for Kenya 15s A against Uganda at RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya

Alvin Otieno (centre) celebrates his try for Kenya 15s A against Uganda at RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi. PHOTO/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 31 – The Resolution Impala Saracens second row duo of Eric Kerre and Simon Muniafu are set to earn their first international caps after being named in Kenya’s side to take on Uganda in the Elgon Cup first leg on Saturday in Kampala.

Returning to the squad’s front row are the Kang’ethe twins after a year out with Impala’s Nato Simiyu, David Ambunya, Max Adaka and Dan Sikuta earning their maiden call ups under head Coach Jerome Paarwater.

Speaking on the upcoming Elgon Cup match, Simbas Forwards coach Dominique Habimana was positive the team will begin their season on a winning mote.

” We want to reclaim the Elgon Cup, but at the same time want to build up our World Rugby points tally which is the key priority,” Habimana told Kenya Rugby Union.

Kenya Simbas Forwards head coach Dominique Habimana (left) and Team Manager Wangila Simiyu (right) when naming the team.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.

Kenya Simbas Forwards head coach Dominique Habimana (left) and Team Manager Wangila Simiyu (right) when naming the team.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.

Forwards:Moses Amusala, Curtis Lilako (KCB), Joseph Kang’ethe, James Kang’ethe (Quins),Sammy Warui (Top Fry Nakuru), Peter Karia (KCB),Oliver Mang’eni (KCB),Simon Muniafu, Eric Kerre (Resolution Impala Saracens), Backrow: Brian Nyikuli, Tony Owuor (Pan Africa Strathmore Leos),Mike Okombe ( Top Fry Nakuru), Max Adaka (Kabras Sugar)

Backs: Edwin Achayo (Kabras Sugar), Lyle Asiligwa ( Quins), Nato Simiyu (Resolution Impala Saracens),Isaac Adimo (Quins), Nick Barasa (Kabras Sugar), David Ambunya (Quins), Darwin Mukidza (KCB), Dennis Muhanji (Quins), Vincent Mose (Resolution Impala Saracens), Dan Sikuta (Mwamba),Tony Onyango (Resolution Impala Saracens)

Management: Jerome Paarwater (Head Coach), Dominique Habimana (Assistant Coach),Richard Ochieng (S&C),Chris Makachia (Physio), Simiyu Wangila (Team Manager)

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