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There are 13 test debutantes in the Simbas squad to face Zambia in Wednesday’s Victoria Cup fixture set for the King’s Park Arena in Kampala, Uganda.

Paul Mutsami, Alfred Orege, Joel Inzuga, Hillary Mwanjilwa, Hibrahim Ayoo, Hillary Odhiambo and Jeanson Misoga all make their test debuts after being named in the side to start.

Emmanuel Otieno, Thomas Okidia, Wilhite Mususi, Brian Ndirangu, Peter Waitere and Dan Ang’wech are potentially in line for their test debuts after being named on the substitute’s bench for this tie.

Simbas v Victoria Match Day Squad | Wednesday 1 November 2023 | King’s Park Arena, Kampala | 4.00pm EAT |

15.Jone Kubu, 14. Joel Inzuga*, 13. Bryceson Adaka, 12. Paul Mutsami*, 11. Alfred Orege*, 10, Brian Wahinya (Vice Captain), 9. Barry Young, 1. Ephraim Oduor, 2. Teddy Akala, 3. Hillary Mwanjilwa*, 4. Hibrahim Ayoo*, 5. Hillary Odhiambo*, 6. George Nyambua (Captain), 7. Elkeans Musonye, 8. Jeanson Misoga* REPLACEMENTS 16. Emmanuel Otieno*, 17. Thomas Okidia*, 18. Wilhite Mususi*, 19, Brian Ndirangu*, 20. Peter Waitere*, 21. Dan Ang’wech*, 22. Derrick Ashiundu, 23. Andrew Matoka

* denotes debutante

*A test match in rugby union is an international match, played between two senior national teams, that is recognised as such by at least one of the teams’ national governing bodies. While a number of players in the Simbas squad to Uganda have already made appearances for the side, the 13 are playing their first test match. It is also important to note that Peter Waitere, Paul Mutsami, Dan Ang’wech and Emmanuel Otieno are making their first ever Simbas appearances.

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