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Kenya Simbas in camp ahead of Quadrangular tournament

Kenya Simbas players at RFUEA Grounds. Photo Courtesy/KRU.

Kenya Simbas have kicked off a one-week training camp ahead of the trip to South Africa where they are scheduled to play four matches.

Coach Paul Odera summoned 40 players who will be part of the camp for the November Internationals. Majority of players that took part in the July Rugby Africa Cup Pool stage matches have been maintained.

“We kicked off our one-week camp this morning at the RFUEA Grounds in preparations for the upcoming fixtures in South Africa next month,” reads a statement by the Simbas.

Paul Odera charges will face a Currie Cup Champion Team, consisting of players selected by fans from any of the seven Carling Currie Cup Premier Division teams.

The match is a bold initiative between Carling Black Label, sponsor of the Currie Cup, and SA Rugby who have joined forces with the intention of recognizing and rewarding the champion voices of rugby fans – who will play selector for the match.

The match will be played at Loftus Versfeld on 6 November 2021.

Kenya Simbas will then return to action eight days later for a Quadrangular semi-final clash against Africa Champions Namibia. It will be the first encounter against Namibia since the 2018 Africa Gold Cup final.

Brazil and Zimbabwe are scheduled to face off in the second semi-final of the Quadrangular Tournament. The winners of the clash will face off in the final set for 20 November in Stellenbosch. While the losers meet in the third-place playoffs.

The Simbas are also expected to play against Cheetahs in a friendly match scheduled for Bloemfontein on 25 November.

Kenya Simbas November itinerary

6th November 2021 – Kenya Simbas vs Currie Cup select- Loftus Versfeld on 6 November 2021.

14th November 2021 – Kenya Simbas vs Namibia (Semi-Final) – Stellenbosch Quadrangular, Stellenbosch

20th November 2021 – Kenya Simbas vs TBC -Stellenbosch Quadrangular, Stellenbosch

25th November 2021 –  Kenya Simbas vs Cheetahs -Bloemfontein

Simbas Training Squad for November internationals

Forwards: Ian Njenga (Nondescripts), Nesta Okotch (Impala Saracens), Joseph Odero (Kabras Sugar), Eugene Sifuna (Kabras Sugar), Griffin Musila (KCB), Boniface Ochieng (Kenya Harlequin), Ephraim Oduor (Kabras Sugar), Patrick Ouko (KCB), Melvin Thairu (Kenya Harlequin), George Nyambua (Kabras Sugar), Thomas Okeyo (Nakuru), Emmanuel Silungi (Homeboyz), Brian Juma (Kabras Sugar), Joshua Chisanga (Kenya Harlequin), Bethwel Anami* (Strathmore Leos), George Omolla* (Mwamba), Dan Sikuta (Kabras Sugar), Brian Amaitsa (Nondescripts), Fidel Oloo (Nondescripts), Steve Sakari (Mwamba RFC), Elkeans Musonye (Impala Saracens), Tony Owuor (Mwamba)

Backs: Samson Onsomu (Impala Saracens), Barry Robinson (Kabras Sugar), Brian Wahinya (Blak Blad), Jone Kubu (Kabras Sugar), Charles Kuka (Mwamba), Brian Tanga (Kabras Sugar), Timothy Okwemba (Menengai Oilers), Derrick Ashiundu (Kabras Sugar), John Okoth (Nakuru), Vincent Onyala (KCB), Samuel Asati (KCB), Peter Kilonzo (KCB), Darwin Mukidza (KCB), Michael Kimwele (KCB), Jacob Ojee (KCB), Isaac Njoroge (KCB), Anthony Odhiambo (Impala Saracens), Andrew Matoka (Strathmore Leos)

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