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Ojee, Onyala return to Kenya Simbas squad for South Africa tour

RUGBY By Washington Onyango | October 29th 2021
Kenya Jacob Ojee(R) shield the ball against Joe Hutchinson of Spain during their Rugby test match at KRFU ground in Nairobi on Saturday 18/07/15.Kenya won 36-27.PHOTO:BONIFACE OKENDO

Olympians Jacob Ojee and Vincent Onyala have been named in the 30-man Kenya Simbas final squad set to take part in the upcoming South Africa tour in November.

The KCB Rugby Club duo are back in the national rugby 15s squad for the first time since 2019.

Kabras back row Dan Sikuta captains the squad and will be assisted by KCB utility back Darwin Mukidza and Romania based lock Malcolm Onsando.

Meanwhile, Derrick Ashihundu and Brian Wahinya are set to make their debuts in South Africa. Fijian-born Jone Kubu has maintained his place after his impressive debut in July.

The squad will leave the country next week on Wednesday, November 3.

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, November 6th before playing in the Stellenbosch Quadrangular series between November 14th and 20th.

 They will wind up their tour with a clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Thursday, November 25th.

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 (Kabras Sugar), 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)

Kenya Simbas November itinerary

6th November 2021 – Kenya Simbas vs Currie Cup select- Loftus Versfeld on 6 November 2021.

14th November 2021 – Kenya Simbas vs Namibia (Semi-Final) – Stellenbosch Quadrangular, Stellenbosch

20th November 2021 – Kenya Simbas vs TBC -Stellenbosch Quadrangular, Stellenbosch

25th November 2021 – Kenya Simbas vs Cheetahs -Bloemfontein

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