The Simbas squad for November’s tour of South Africa has been named by Head Coach Paul Odera.
Kabras backrow Dan Sikuta captains the squad and will be assisted by KCB utility back Darwin Mukidza and Romania based lock Malcolm Onsando.
The squad will leave the country on Wednesday 3 November 2021. They begin their fixtures in South Africa with a tie against the Currie Cup All Stars in the Carling Champions Cup in Pretoria on Saturday 6th November 2021 before playing in the Stellenbosch Quadrangular series between 14th and 20th November. They will wind up their tour with a clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Thursday 25th November 2021.
Simbas squad to South Africa
Forwards: Ian Njenga (Nondescripts), Joshua Chisanga (Kenya Harlequin), Andrew Siminyu (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Eugene Sifuna (Kabras Sugar), Griffin Musila (KCB), Boniface Ochieng (Kenya Harlequin), Ephraim Oduor (Kabras Sugar), Patrick Ouko (KCB), Joseph Odero (Kabras Sugar), Malcolm Onsando (Vice Captain, Clubul Sportive Dinamo Bucharest), Thomas Okeyo (Nakuru), George Nyambua (Kabras Sugar), Dan Sikuta (Captain, Kabras Sugar), Brian Juma (Kabras Sugar), Fidel Oloo (Nondescripts), Steve Sakari (Mwamba), Elkeans Musonye (Impala Saracens)
Backs: Barry Robinson (Kabras Sugar), Brian Wahinya* (Blak Blad), Jone Kubu (Kabras Sugar), Brian Tanga (Kabras Sugar), Derrick Ashiundu* (Kabras Sugar), John Okoth (Nakuru), Vincent Onyala (KCB), Samuel Asati (KCB), Peter Kilonzo (KCB), Darwin Mukidza (Vice Captain, KCB), Jacob Ojee (KCB), Isaac Njoroge (KCB), Andrew Matoka (Strathmore Leos)
Non Travelling Reserves: Nesta Okotch (Impala Saracens), Melvin Thairu (Kenya Harlequin), Bethuel Anami (Strathmore Leos), Samson Onsomu (Impala Saracens), Timothy Okwemba (Menengai Oilers), Charles Kuka (Mwamba)
*Brian Wahinya and Derrick Ashiundu in line for Simbas debuts*
Simbas November itinerary
6th November 2021 – Carling Champions Match, Pretoria – vs Currie Cup Select
14th November 2021 – Stellenbosch Quadrangular, Stellenbosch – vs Namibia (Direct Semi Final)
20th November 2021 – Stellenbosch Quadrangular, Stellenbosch – vs TBC
25th November 2021 – International Friendly, Bloemfontein – vs Cheetahs