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Okombe returns as Simbas face Tunisia

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Chris Kuto (ground) supported by Eden Agero during the first-leg of the Elgon Cup in Nairobi. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya

Chris Kuto (ground) supported by Eden Agero during the first-leg of the Elgon Cup in Nairobi. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya

NAIROBI, June 26 – Top Fry Nakuru back row Michael Okombe returns to the Simbas squad to face Tunisia on Sunday after missing the 28-20 loss away to Zimbabwe on 13th June.

Okombe replaces Emmanuel Mavala who is out injured in the only change to Jerome Paarwater’s squad.

Addressing the press in Nairobi on Friday, Team Manager Simiyu Wangila said,” The team has been preparing well, the morale in camp is high and we are raring to go.”

“Tunisia will not be an easy opponent, and we are well aware of that fact. We will look to dictate the pace of the game and not allow them any opportunity to settle.”

Team Captain Brian Nyikuli echoed Wangila’s sentiments, saying,”It is a very big game for us, we must win. We will have to take this game by the scruff of the neck and maintain the tempo for eighty minutes.”

Kenya squad

Forwards

Moses Amusala (KCB),Samuel Warui (Top Fry Nakuru),Curtis Lilako (KCB),Isaiah Nyariki (Top Fry Nakuru),Peter Kaaria (KCB),Oliver Mang’eni (KCB),Ronnie Mwenesi (Total Nondies),Michael Okombe (Top Fry Nakuru),Brian Nyikuli (Pan Africa Strathmore Leos, Captain),Lawrence Buyachi (Top Fry Nakuru),Joshua Chisanga (Homeboyz),Davis Chenge (Western Bulls)

Backs

Lyle Asiligwa (Kenya Harlequin),Robert Aringo (Resolution Impala Saracens),Isaac Adimo (Kenya Harlequin),Kelvin Omiyo (Top Fry Nakuru),Fabian Olando (KCB),Jacob Ojee (KCB),Darwin Mukidza (KCB),Samuel Oliech (Resolution Impala Saracens),Dennis Muhanji (Kenya Harlequin),Vincent Mose (Resolution Impala Saracens)

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

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