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Africa U20 Championships Squad for Rugby U20 out as the trip to Madagascar draws near

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The head coach of Chipu Paul Odero has named 25 players who will be battling out with other African Countries in the Championships.

Part of the Chipu Sqaud that represented the Country last year play

Part of the Chipu Sqaud that represented the Country last year

(Courtesy)

The Squad for the Kenyan U20 rugby team that will represent the nation in Madagascar is out.

The rugby team, Chipu will be jetting out for the Africa U20 Championships come April 17 to redeem their lost glory during the 2016 edition.

The head coach of Chipu Paul Odero has named 25 players who will be battling out with other African Countries in the Championships.

The team will open their fight against Zimbabwe on April 20, then face Namibia in their second tie.

“Namibia is a bit ahead of us but I wouldn’t take anything from the boys; we are capable and we will give them a run for their money. The team is shaping up well and I am confident we will do well in the assignment ahead. Our target remains to get to the final,” he said.

play Chipu Squad in a past game (Courtesy)

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Among the players who made the final cut is SportPesa Quins duo of Erastus Karani Kakai and Roxy Dan Suchi who will be one of the two assistant captains. Strathmore Leos’ Gabriel Josiah Adero will be the team skipper while Xavier Kipng’etich Bett will also slot in as an assistant captain.

A good number of the team that represented the Nation last year has been maintained. The team lost to Zimbabwe 26 – 27 in the semis, and skipper Adero believes they have worked on the mistakes that let them down then.

The team has received great support from Sponsors SuperSport who have offered a Team manager to them.

Jimmy Mnene will be travelling with the team to ensure all things run smoothly.

play Chipu Squad (Courtesy)

 

Full squad

  1. Brian Ochieng’ Ajuang’ (Mwamba)
  2. Toby David Francombe (Western Province Rugby Academy, South Africa)
  3. James Wanjala Simiyu (Strathmore Leos)
  4. William Were Diffu (Laiser Hill Academy/ Menengai Cream Homeboyz)
  5. Roxy Dan Suchi (SportPesa Quins Vice Captain)
  6. Mark Munyao Mutuku (KCB)
  7. Gabriel Josiah Adero (Strathmore Leos Captain)
  8. Antony Steven Otieno (Menengai Cream Homeboyz)
  9. Michael Mutunga Kimwele (KCB)
  10. Henry Sonye Ayah (Top Fry Nakuru)
  11. Derrick Keyoga Anyange (Eldoret Falcons)
  12. Benjamin Marshall Wanimo (Nondescripts)
  13. Jeff Wendo Mutuku (Kingswood College South Africa)
  14. Steven Mureithi Keter (KCB)
  15. Joshua Mwangi Macharia (KCB)
  16. Mike Munyua Macharia (Resolutions Impala Saracens)
  17. Melvin Thairu Mwangi (Mean Machine)
  18. Charles Tendwa Meshack (Laiser Hill Academy/South Coast Pirates)
  19. Xavier Kipng’etich Bett (Resolution Impala Saracens)
  20. Victor Indome Matiko (Menengai Oilers)
  21. Erastus Karani Kakai (SportPesa Quins)
  22. Brodie Kagai Wanjohi (KCB)
  23. Edmund Stephen Anya (Brookhouse School)
  24. Harold Ojango Anduvate (Menengai Oilers)
  25. Stanley Isogol (Menengai Cream)
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