Nairobi News


Kenya Simbas fired up for crucial Namibia clash

By Nairobi News Reporter
Head Coach Jerome Paarwater has stuck to the side that started last weekend’s 61-15 win away to Zimbabwe as the Simbas brace to face Namibia in their top of the table Africa Cup fixture at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday 16 July 2016.

This fixture could play a huge role in determining the 2016 African champions.

Paarwater, who linked up with the team from his Cape Town base on Thursday, said, “ We are not resting on our laurels. We know that it is a big game and we are prepared to take the game to Namibia.”

His Namibian counterpart, Phil Davies, said that Davies said he expected a tough battle, but they were up for the challenge.Davies said he expected a tough battle, but they were up for the challenge.

“We know we are in for a massive challenge – it’s the biggest game of the season for us, but we are ready to play. I think we will see a very good match, the players and I are all looking forward to it and hopefully there will be a big crowd on Saturday,” he said.

Line Ups
Kenya 15. Tony Onyango, 14. Darwin Mukidza, 13. David Ambunya, 12. Nick Barasa, 11. Dennis Muhanji, 10. Isaac Adimo, 9. Edwin Achayo, 1. Moses Amusala, 2. Sammy Warui, 3. Curtis Lilako, 4. Eric Kerre, 5. Simon Muniafu, 6. Brian Nyikuli (captain), 7. Michael Okombe, 8. Tony Owuor Replacements: 16. Peter Karia, 17. James Kangethe, 18. Joseph Kangethe, 19. Dan Sikuta, 20. Max Adaka, 21. Kelvin Masai, 22. Fabian Olando, 23. Innocent Simiyu

Namibia Casper Viviers, Louis van der Westhuizen, AJ de Klerk, Ruan Ludick, Tjiuee Uanivi (captain), Rohan Kitshoff, Janco Venter, Tinus du Plessis, Eugene Jantjies, Theuns Kotze (vice captain), Gino Wilson, Darryl de la Harpe, Johan Deysel, Russell van Wyk and Chrysander Botha. Replacements:Gerhard Lotter, Quintin Esterhuizen, Collen Smith, Christo van der Merwe, Leneve Damens, Damian Stevens, Heinrich Smit and JC Greyling.