Simbas Coach Paarwater makes eight changes for Russia face-off


Kenya huddle after the captain’s run at the Kings Park Sports Ground in Hong ...
Kenya huddle after the captain’s run at the Kings Park Sports Ground in Hong Kong on Monday 13 November 2017. The Simbas face Russia in a Cup of Nations encounter at the same venue on Tuesday 14 November. (PHOTO/KRU)

Simbas Head Coach Jerome Paarwater has named his side to face Russia in Kenya’s second match of the Cup of Nations at the Kings Park Sports Ground in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Six starters from Friday’s 23-3 opening loss to Chile; Peter Karia, Oliver Mang’eni,Joshua Chisanga, Leo Owade, Darwin Mukidza, Davis Chenge and skipper Wilson Kopondo retain their starting places with Paarwater making a total of eight changes to the starting line.

Oscar Simiyu, Dennis Karani,Lyle Asiligwa, Biko Adema, Peter Kilonzo and Vincent Mose who all came off the bench on Friday get to start this encounter alongside Martin Owilah and Alex Olaba who didn’t feature in the Simbas match day one squad.

Elkeans Musonye, also unused on match day one, starts on the bench.

Jacob Ojee, Tony Onyango and Eric Kerre are all rested for this encounter.

Russia, ranked 20th in the world, started their Cup of Nations campaign with a narrow 16-13 win over hosts Hong Kong.

Simbas Squad for Russia

15. Vincent Mose 14. Darwin Mukidza 13. Peter Kilonzo 12. Leo Owade 11. Alex Olaba 10. Biko Adema 9. Lyle Asiligwa 1. Oscar Simiyu 2. Peter Karia 3. Dennis Karani 4. Wilson Kopondo (C) 5. Oliver Mang’eni 6. Davis Chenge 7. Martin Owilah 8. Joshua Chisanga

Replacements

16. Philip Ikambili, 17. Moses Amusala, 18. Curtis Lilako, 19. George Nyambua, 20. Elkeans Musonye, 21. Sam Onsomu, 22. Nato Simiyu, 23. David Ambunya

*Kick off time is 12:00pm (EAT)

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