Kenya Under 20 head coach Curtis Olago has named a 37-man training squad as Chipu prepares for its Rugby Africa U20 Barthes Trophy title defense in Nairobi next month.
The squad includes several returning players from last year’s squad including John Baraka, Cornelius Mokoro, Tyson Juma Maina, Anderson Oduor and Wilhite Mususi.
Strathmore Leos quartet Anthony Dimba, Stanislaus Shikholi, Joseph Ayiro, Raymond Chacha, Sigalagala’s Mathias Osimbo, MMUST’s Paywick Munoko, Eldoret’s Laban Kipsang, Daystar’s quartet Augustine Owino, Meshack Ochieng, Randy Odhiambo, Emmanuel Opondo have been included.
Others include Kenya Cup finalists Tony Oketch, Roy Mulievi, Persian Kolian and Tyson Maina all from Menengai Oilers.
Others making the squad include Strathmore Leos back Joseph Ayiro and Quins half back Lucky Ishimwe.
Unlike the 2021 edition which had only three teams participate, this year’s event is set to attract eight teams namely Uganda, Senegal, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Zambia and Kenya.
Chipu 2022 Training Squad
Anthony Dimba, Stanislaus Shikholi, Joseph Ayiro, Raymond Chacha (Strathmore Leos), Mathias Osimbo (Sigalagala), Cornelius Mokoro, Wilhite Mususi, Vincent Omondi, Patrick Nyaga, (Kenya Harlequin), Pesian Elvis Kolian, Roy Mulievi, Tyson Juma Maina, Tony Owino Oketch (Menengai Oilers), Charles Odhiambo Omoro (Nondescripts), Samuel Mwaura (Topfry Nakuru), Felix Chacha (Mwamba), Paywick Munoko (Masinde Muliro), Bill Abuom, Brian Makaya (Mean Machine), David Mwangi (Laiser Hill Academy), John Baraka (Kabras Sugar), Gilbert Ogutu, Craig Odhiambo, Anderson Oduor (Resolution Impala Saracens), Solomon Maleu, Allan Zaddock, Malvin Nganga (Homeboyz), Laban Kipsang (Eldoret), Augustine Owino, Meshack Ochieng, Randy Odhiambo, Emmanuel Opondo (Daystar Falcons), Brian Otieno (Comras), Idd Gaguma, Adnan Juma (South Coast Pirates), Nicholas Otieno Okullo (Blak Blad)