Jerome Paarwater has named his side to face Russia in Kenya’s second match of the Cup of Nations at the Kings Park Sports Ground in Hong Kong on Tuesday 14 November 2017 (KO 12pm EAT,5pm HKT).
Six starters from Friday’s 23-3 opening loss to Chile; Peter Karia, Oliver Mang’eni,Joshua Chisanga, Leo Owade, Darwin Mukidza, Davis Chenge and skipper Wilson Kopondo retain their places in the starting line up for this encounter as Paarwater made a total of eight changes to the starting line. Oscar Simiyu, Dennis Karani,Lyle Asiligwa, Biko Adema, Peter Kilonzo and Vincent Mose who all came off the bench on Friday get to start this encounter alongside Martin Owilah and Alex Olaba who didn’t feature in the Simbas match day one squad. Elkeans Musonye, also unused on match day one, starts on the bench.
Jacob Ojee, Tony Onyango and Eric Kerre are all rested for this encounter.
Russia, ranked 20th in the world, started their Cup of Nations campaign with a narrow 16-13 win over hosts Hong Kong.
Simbas squad to play Russia
15. Vincent Mose, 14. Darwin Mukidza, 13. Peter Kilonzo, 12. Leo Owade, 11. Alex Olaba, 10. Biko Adema, 9. Lyle Asiligwa,1. Oscar Simiyu, 2. Peter Karia, 3. Dennis Karani, 4. Wilson Kopondo (captain), 5. Oliver Mang’eni, 6. Davis Chenge,7. Martin Owilah, 8. Joshua Chisanga REPLACEMENTS 16. Philip Ikambili, 17. Moses Amusala, 18. Curtis Lilako, 19. George Nyambua, 20. Elkeans Musonye, 21. Sam Onsomu, 22. Nato Simiyu, 23. David Ambunya
Jerome Paarwater’s comments coming up shortly