Kenya Simbas head coach Paul Odera has made six changes and several positional switches to his squad ahead of the Rugby Africa Cup match against Zambia slated for Nyayo Stadium on Sunday 11 July.
Ian Njenga comes in for Andrew Siminyu at loose-head prop as Eugene Sifuna replaces Griffin Musila at number two. Ephriam Oduor has kept his place at tighthead prop.
In the second row, the coach has gone for a partnership between Emmanuel Silungi and George Nyambua with Thomas Okeyo dropping to the bench and Davis Chenge starting as a flanker.
Dan Sikuta plays on the open side and Joshua Chisanga starts at number eight in the absence of Steve Sikuta.
Sam Onsomu will continue as scrum-half and he is to partner with Jone Kubu who has swapped places with Charles Kuka. Dominic Coulson and Samuel Asati replace John Okoth and Bryceson Adaka in the midfield with Brian Tanga and Darwin Mukidza on the wings.
Kenya will need a win to reach the last eight.
Kenya Simbas1.Ian Njenga (Nondescripts – 3 caps)2. Eugene Sifuna (Kabras Sugar- debut),3. Ephraim Oduor (Kabras Sugar – 7 caps),4. Emmanuel Silungi (Homeboyz – 5 caps),5. George Nyambua (Kabras Sugar – 23 caps),6. Davis Chenge (KCB – 27 caps) ,7. Daniel Sikuta (Kabras Sugar, Co-Captain – 16 caps),8. Joshua Chisanga (Kenya Harlequin – 32 caps),9. Samson Onsomu ( Impala Saracens, Captain – 28 caps),10. Jone Kubu (Kabras Sugar – 1 cap),11. Brian Tanga (Kabras Sugar – 1 cap),12. Dominic Coulson (University of Exeter – 2 caps),13. Samuel Asati (KCB – 2 caps),14. Darwin Mukidza (KCB – 39 caps),15. Charles Kuka (Mwamba -7 caps)
REPLACEMENTS 16. Griffin Musila (KCB – 6 caps), 17. Andrew Siminyu (University of Johannesburg- 1 caps),18. Patrick Ouko (KCB – 15 caps),19. Thomas Okeyo (Top Fry Nakuru – 1 cap),20. Elkeans Musonye (Impala Saracens – 17 caps),21. Barry Robinson (Kabras Sugar- debut),22. Bryceson Adaka (Kabras Sugar – 1 cap), 23.Isaac Njoroge (KCB – 5 caps