The U20 national team, Chipu will face Zimbabwe in a Rugby Africa U20 South semifinal clash on 28 March 2017 as Rugby Africa released its complete 2018 schedule. The winner of this match will duel the winner of the Namibia-Madagascar semifinal also taking place the same day.
Both matches will be played at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia with the winner of the South zone dueling the winner of the North Zone competition at a later date for the overall title and the opportunity to represent Africa at the 2018 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy.
Meanwhile,a 35 man Chipu squad heads to Gilgil for their second residential camp which runs from 15th to 17th December. The squad which has some notable inclusions such as Harold Anduvate, Monate Akuei ,Jeff Mutuku, Toby Francombe, Lawrence Ishuga who is also cutting his teeth in the officiating circles as well as the Brighetti siblings Masimillano and Michele whose father, Marco, featured on the wing for then Kenya Cup champions Nondescripts close to two and a half decades ago.
Chipu squad to Gilgil
William Diffu (Laiser Hill/ Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Joe Awori (USIU), Dennis Lusweti (USIU), Monate Akuei (Top Fry Nakuru), Emmanuel Silungi (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Harold Anduvati (Menengai Oilers), Stanley Isogol (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Joshua Amyao (EPS Morans), Aggrey Oguna (USIU), Martin Olulo (USIU), Andrew Siminyu (EPS Morans/St. Mary’s School), Edward Tambo (Brookhouse School), Masimillano Brighetti, Rotuk Rahedi (Dean Close Foundation), Victor Matiko (Menengai Oilers), James McGreevy (Hillcrest School/Old Ruts Club – England), Zeden Marrow (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Edmund Anyah (Strathmore School), Alvin Okoth (Mwamba), Michael Amolo (EPS Morans), Joshua Macharia (KCB), Michael Sewe (Strathmore Leos), Joshua Matasi (Resolution Impala Saracens), Kevin Kerore (Laiser Hill/Mwamba), Boniface Ochieng (SportPesa Quins), Toby Francombe (Western Province Academy/Nondescripts), Michael Munywa (Resolution Impala Saracens), John Gichuhi (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Samuel Asati (KCB), Lawrence Ishuga (Nakuru Day/Top Fry Nakuru), Johnstone Olindi (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Bradley Kwamba (Strathmore Leos), Derrick Keyoga (Eldoret RFC), Michele Brighetti and Jeff Mutuku (Kingswood College South Africa)
Rugby Africa U20 fixtures
|MATCH DATE||COMPETITIONS||Host Team||Visitor Team||Venue|
|2018/03/28||U20 NORTH||Senegal||Morocco||Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia|
|2018/03/28||U20 NORTH||Tunisie||Cote d’Ivoire||Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia|
|2018/03/28||U20 SOUTH||Kenya||Zimbabwe||Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia|
|2018/03/28||U20 SOUTH||Madagascar||Namibia||Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia|
|2018/03/31||U20 NORTH||Loser Match 1||Loser Match 2||Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia|
|2018/03/31||U20 NORTH||Winner Match 1||Winner Match 2||Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia|
|2018/03/31||U20 SOUTH||Loser Match 1||Loser Match 2||Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia|
|2018/03/31||U20 SOUTH||Winner Match 1||Winner Match 2||Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia|
View the complete Rugby Africa 2018 schedule HERE