Kenya Simbas training squad for the 2020 International season has been released ahead of the training sessions set to commence in March 2020.
The squad consists of the players that featured in the 2019 season. New inclusion are Kenya Under ’20s 2019 captain Boniface Ochieng, prop Andrew Siminyu, Kenya Harlequins prop Elisha Koronya, Oiler’s flanker Samuel Were, eighth man Steve Tony who missed the 2019 international season, Mutuku Mark and Austin Sikutwa.
Beldad Ogeta and Andrew Matoka have also made the cut. The likes of Charles Kuka, Barry Robinson, Billy Omondi and Anthony Odhiambo have kept their places while Griffin Musila, Curtis Lilako and Andrew Amonde are some of the names missing out.
The Union has revealed that the training squad will be reviewed at the end of the 15s season by the technical team and a final provisional squad will be named.
According to the Kenya Rugby Union, the team will be training every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday mornings. With the midweek sessions purely focused on strength and conditioning.
The Simbas are in Pool B and their first assignment is on 30th May against Morocco before heading to Cote D’Ivoire for their second match on 27th June. On 11th July, they will host Uganda before welcoming Zimbabwe a week later to Nakuru on 18th July these two being victoria Cup fixtures.
Ochieng Bonface Kenya Harlequin, Mutuku Frank Nondies RFC, Francombe Toby -Boroughmuir RFC,
Siminyu Andrew -University of Johannesburg, Koronya Elisha Kenya Harlequin F.C., Njenga Ian- Nondies RFC, Masheti Ian-Resolution Impala Saracens, Odour Ephraim- Kabras Sugar RFC, Thairu Melvin -Kenya Harlequin F.C.
Onsando Malcolm -Kenya Harlequin F.C, Silungi Emmanuel -Homeboyz RFC, Muniafu Simon-Resolution Impala Saracens, Juma Brian -Kabras Sugar RFC, Mavala Emmanuel- Homeboyz RFC
Nyambua George-Kabras Sugar RFC, Chisanga Joshua- Homeboyz RFC, Were Samuel -Menengai Oilers, Oloo Fidel-Nondies RFC, Akuei Monate- Nakuru RFC, Coulson Cameron -Richmond FC, UK, Amaitsa Brian -Nondies RFC
Mutuku Mark -Notre Dame College, Musonye Elkeans, Otieno Steve Anthony -Impala Saracens
Onsomu Samson -Resolution Impala Saracens, Asati Samuel -K.C.B. Rfc, Young Barry Robinson -Kabras Sugar RFC
Coulson Dominic -University of Exeter, UK, Omondi Anthony- Mwamba RFC, Kuka Charles USIU
Johnstone Kabras Sugar RFC, Okoth John -Top Fry Nakuru RFC, Tendwa Charles -South Coast Pirates, Onyala Vincent -K.C.B. Rfc, Sikutwa Austin-Menengai Oilers, Mulakoli Eliud -USIU
Okwemba Timothy -Menengai Oilers, Omondi Billy -Resolution Impala Saracens, Ogeta Beldad -Menengai Oilers
Okwach Geofrey -K.C.B, Kimwele Michael -K.C.B, Ojee Jacob -K.C.B. Rfc
Mutuku Jeff -Notre Dame College, USA, Njoroge Isaac -K.C.B. Rfc, Odhiambo Anthony -Resolution Impala Saracens, Matoka Matoka -Strathmore Leos