Kenya Under 20 head coach Paul Odera has revealed his matchday squad which will face Namibia in the Barthes Cup final slated for KCB Sports Club on Sunday at 4PM.
Ian Njenga, Boniface Ochieng and Rotuk Rahed lead the front row. They will be supported by Emmanuel Silungi and Ibrahim Ayoo. James Mcgreevy, Brain Amaitsa and Sheldon Kahi complete the first eight.
Samuel Asati has been paired with Michele Brighetti while Dominic Coulson has moved to partner George Maranga in the midfield.
Bildad Ogeta who bagged a hat-trick against Tunisia will start at the blind wing, as George Okwach and Andrew Matoka play at open wing and fullback respectively.
Frank Aduda, Ian Masheti, Barry Robinson and Owin Ashley are on the bench.
Chipu will be hoping to stop Namibia who have won the title in the last three seasons. The two teams faced off in last years final with Namibia winning 37-18. It was an improvement from the previous 66-24, 52-17, and 51-8 losses suffered in the previous meetings.
To reach the finals, Kenya whipped Tunisia 73-0 while Namibia bagged a 45-12 win.
Chipu squad : Ian Njenga, Bonface Ochieng, Rotuk Rahedi, Emmaneul Silungi, Ibrahim Ayoo, James Mcgreevy, Brian Amaitsa, Sheldon Kahi, Samuel Asati, Michele Brighetti, Beldad Ogeta, Dominic Coulson, George Maranga, Geoffrey Okwach, Andrew Matoka
Wilfred Waswa, Collins Obure, Ian Masheti, Frank Aduda, Samuel Osongo, George Kiryazi, Barry Robinson, Owain Ashley