Kenya under 20 squad register a good start in Madagascar

Chipu who are under the leadership of Paul Odera will be facing defending champions of the African Championships

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The Chipu squad hammered Zimbabwe 34-24 on April 20, 2017, hence securing space at the finals that will be staged on Sunday April 23.

Chipu who are under the leadership of Paul Odera will be facing Namibia who are the defending champions of the African Championships trophy.

Nambia secure their spot at the finals table after walking over the host Madagascar in a margin of 66-07 in the second semi.

Chipu opened the lead in the game with a margin of 20-17 giving them confidence to own the game that was going down at the Antananaravio stadium.

Chipu Centre man Victor Matiko was named the man of the match for staging a good game.

However, Chipu's produced a number  of top try scorers, Joshua Macharia, Steve Keter, William Diffu and Michael Kimwele with Henry Ayah adding four conversions and two penalties.

According to head coach Paul Odera their defensive system helped them to absorb the pressure from opponents.

“Our tackle technique was good on most occasions and the confidence to attack from deep in our half got us two tries." Said Odera.

The Chipu Squad

15. Joshua Macharia, 14. Derrick Keyoga, 13. Victor Matiko, 12. Benjamin Marshall, 11. Stephen Keter, 10. Henry Ayah, 9. Mike Kimwele, 1. Brian Ochieng, 2. Toby Francombe, 3. James Wanjala, 4. William Diffu, 5. Roxy Suchi, 6. Mark Mutuku, 7.Harold Anduvate, 8. Gabriel Adero (captain)

Substitutes16. Melvin Thairu, 17. Mike Munyua, 18. Charles Tendwa, 19. Steve Anthony, 20. Xavier Kipng'etich, 21.Edmund Anya, 22. Jeff Mutuku, 23. Stanley Isogol

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