Paarwater confident of good outing


Paarwater confident of good outing
Chisang, far right is mobbed by enthralled Kenya Simbas team mates after scoring against Hong Kong during their second test match at RFUEA grounds on August 26, 2017. Hong Kong won 43-33. Photo/Sportpicha

Kenya Simbas head coach Jerome Paarwater is upbeat that his charges will do well in the Hong Kong Four Nations Cup, adding that they are going for nothing short of glory.

The Simbas jet out on Monday for a three day camp before battling it out with Chile in their first game on November 10.

Paarwwater is however bullish that the team can post good performances in the week-long event that will run from November 10-18.

Kenya 15s head coach, Jerome Paarwater. PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
Kenya 15s head coach, Jerome Paarwater. PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

The South Africa tactician said, “We have an important assignment against high quality teams as we look to improve on our results and prepare adequately for our 2019 Japan qualifications.

“We have looked on our weakness and will take each game at a time, our first game against Chile will be a tough one but I’m confident. The second game will be against Russia and we all know they are big boys who can carry the ball aggressively but we are ready”.

He added: “Russia pose as our biggest rivals and obstacle given the fact that we have played Hong Kong and we know what we expect from them.”

Kenya Simbas players react after loosing to Germany during the Tatu City Series test match at the RFUEA Grounds on May 27, 2017. Germany won 30-29. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
Kenya Simbas players react after loosing to Germany during the Tatu City Series test match at the RFUEA Grounds on May 27, 2017. Germany won 30-29. Photo/Sportpicha.

The Kenya Simbas have been on an eight –week intense training program and will be banking on the skills learnt at the boot camp to record positive results.

The return of Impala Saracens sensational Nato Simiyu and Biko Adema to the team will be a huge boost to the squad as they gear for the competition.

Simbas squad to Hong Kong

Forwards: Moses Amusala (KCB), Peter Karia (KCB), Curtis Lilako (KCB), Wilson K’opondo ( Quins/Captain), Oliver Mang’eni (KCB), George Nyambua (Kabras Sugar), Davis Chenge (KCB), Joshua Chisanga (Homeboyz), Philip Ikambili (Homeboyz), Oscar Simiyu (KCB), Dennis Karani (Resolution Impala Saracens), Erick Kerre (Resolution Impala Saracens), Martin Owillah (KCB), Elkeans Musonye (Strathmore Leos).

Backs: Samson Onsomu (Resolution Impala Saracens), Nato Simiyu (Resolution Impala Saracens), Jacob Ojee (KCB), Leo Owade (Resolution Impala Saracens), David Ambunya ( Quins), Darwin Mukidza (KCB), Vincent Mose (Resolution Impala Saracens), Lyle Asiligwa ( Quins), Biko Adema (Nondescripts), Alex Olaba (Strathmore Leos), Peter Kilonzo (KCB), Tony Onyango (Homeboyz).

Management: Jerome Paarwater (Head Coach), Dominique Habimana (Assistant Coach), Richard Ochieng (Conditioning Coach), Levy Labeeb (High Performance Consultant), Chris Makachia (Physio), Simiyu Wangila (Team Manager).

Simbas fixtures
V Chile – Friday 10 November, 12.00pm EAT
V Russia – Tuesday 14 November, 12.00pm EAT
V Hong Kong – Saturday 18 November, 12.00pm EAT

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