Kenya U20 captain Baraka to debut as Kabras Sugar eye Nakuru scalp
RUGBY By Washington Onyango | July 17th 2021
Kenya Under-20 national rugby team captain John Baraka will debut for Kabras Sugar FC on Saturday as the sugar millers travel to play Top Fry Nakuru RFC at Moi Showground in Nakuru.
Fresh from captaining Chipu to retaining the Barthes Cup last weekend, Baraka will be joined by fellow U20 players Collins Indeche and William Opaka in the team’s bench.
Kabras will be seeking to leapfrog leaders KCB at the top of the standings with a win in Nakuru.
Kabras have been boosted by the return of six players who missed last weekend’s match due to Kenya Simba’s duties.
Nine players in captain Dan Sikuta, Jone Kubu, Brian Juma, George Nyambua, Barry Robinson, Bryceson Agesa, Brian Tanga, Ephraim Oduor and Eugene Sifuna all return but only six make the the match day squad.
In the team, Joseph Odera and Hillary Mwanjilwa keep their places in the front row and are joined by Eugene Sifuna who replaces Teddy Akala.
Mitch Jaoko has been switched with Brian Juma in the second row and will partner with Hillary Odhiambo.
Kenya Simba’s two-try hero George Nyambua will replace Thomas Simiyu as Kevin Wekesa and Jeanson Musoga maintain at open flanker and eighth man respectively.
Brian Tanga is back at scrum-half demoting Dan Angwech to the bench as Ntabeni Dukisa maintains at number 10.
Felix Ayange, Alfred Orege and Walter Okoth keep their places on the wings and are joined by Bryceson Agesa and Kenya Simbas new star Jone Kubu.
Kabras RFC 1.Joseph Odero 2.Eugene Sifuna 3.Hillary Mwanjilwa 4.Hillary Odhiambo 5.Brian Juma 6.George Nyambua 7.Kevin Wekesa 8.Jeanson Misoga 9.Brian Tanga 10.Ntabeni Dukisa 11.Alfred Orege 12.Walter Okoth 13.Bryceson Agesa 14.Jone Kube 15.Felix Ayange
Replacements: 16.Shitambasi Geoffrey 17.Victor Were 18.Lee Akanga 19.Collins Indeche 20.John Baraka 21.Dan Angwech 22.William Opaka 23.Johnstone Mungau 24. Dan Sikuta 25. Bede Enonda
Nakuru RFC: 15. Samuel Mwaura 14. Hannington Wabwire 13. John Okoth 12.Brian Kimani 11. Cassius Omollo 10.Crispin Onyango 9.Donald Oluoch 1.Newton Okeyo 2.Emmanuel Mboya 3.Ezekiel Waitere 4.Thomas Okeyo 5.Phillip Kwame 6.Amos Obae 7.Felix Okoth 8.Edwins Makori
Finishers: 16. Julius Agesa 17. John Mbugua 18. Felix Oleche 19. Gideon Mbithi 20. Edwin Anunda 21. Fredrick Odongo 22. Billy Kipchirchir 23. Tyson Asiago
Kenya Cup 2021 Matchday 9 fixtures
Impala vs Masinde Muliro University 1pm Impala Club
Menengai Oilers vs KCB 3pm ASK Nakuru (TV)
Top Fry Nakuru vs Kabras Sugar 1pm ASK Nakuru (TV)
BlakBlad vs Strathmore University 1pm RFUEA
Kenya Harlequins vs Nondescripts 3pm RFUEA
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