Kenya Under 20 Head Coach Paul Odera has trimmed his squad to 36 players ahead of the Africa Barthes Cup tournament set for RFUEA Grounds in April.
The selectors held the trials and the selected players have been training three times a week -every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday since January.
Kenya Rugby Union has announced that the team will have the final camp on the 30th of March to 1st April. After the Camp the tactician will name his final 25 player who will participate in the Barthes Cup.
The tournament will be held on 4th of April when Namibia will face Senegal at 2:00pm followed by the Tunisia vs Kenya match at 4:00pm on the same day. Sunday 7th, will host finals; the two losers will face each 0ther at 2:00pm in the third and fourth match which will curtain raise Barthes Cup Division 1A final between the two winners at 4:00pm.
The eventual winner will represent Africa in the Junior World Rugby Trophy Championships later in the year.
Some of the players picked include Nondies duo Ian Njenga, Brian Amaitsa, USIU’s Jeff Kiragu, Kelvin Munene, KCB’s Samuel Asati, Stephen Osumba, George Maranga, and Geoffrey Okwach.
Tatu City Nondies – Ian Njenga, Brian Amaitsa, Kenya Harlequins – Steve Biko, Bonface Ochieng, James Mcgreevy, Douglas Kahuri, Northern Suburbs – Wilfred Waswa, USIU Africa – Jeff Kiragu, Kelvin Munene, Blakblad – Collins Obure, Sheldon Kahi, Resolution Impala Saracens – Ian Masheti, Frank Aduda, Menengai Oilers – Edward Mwaura, Ibrahim Ayoo, Beldad Ogeta, Menengai Cream Homeboyz – Emmanuel Silungi, Johnstone Olindi, Kelvin Agwambo, Stanbic Mwamba – Martin Oyugi, Charles Wangwe, Laiser Hill Academy – Samuel Osongo, Alspencer Owade, KCB – Samuel Asati, Stephen Osumba, George Maranga, Geoffrey Okwach, Top Fry Nakuru – Lorence Ishuga, John Okoth, Strathmore Leos – Andrew Matoka,
University of Pretoria – Jeff Mutuku, Merchiston Castle School, UK – Ashley Owain, George Kiryazi, Marlborough College, UK – Dominic Coulson, Millfield School, UK – Rotuk Rahedi, Sharks Academy – Andrew Siminyu