Head Coach Michael Otieno has named six new faces in a thirty five man Kenya squad that embarks on preparations for their Confederation of African Rugby (C.A.R) title defense from July 9-15 in Tunis, Tunisia.
The Kang’ethe twins, James and Joseph, Oliver Mang’eni, Charles Omondi,Edwin Machanje and Fabian Olando are the new inclusions in this team that also sees long serving players Joel Ng’ang’a and Peter Mutai retained as Patrice Agunda,Oscar Ouma and Nato Simiyu return after featuring for the national sevens side during the just ended 2011/2012 season.
Joel Ng’ang’a (Quins/Rhinos), Moses Amusala (KCB/Lions),Sammy Warui (Nakuru/Rhinos), Curtis Lilako (KCB/Lions), Dennis Karani, James Kang’ethe, Joseph Kang’ethe (Quins/Rhinos)
Second Row/Lock Forward
Anthony Mutai (Quins/Rhinos), Ronnie Mwenesi (Nondies/Cheetahs), Wilson Kopondo (Quins/Rhinos), Oliver Mang’eni (KCB/Lions)
Duncan Ekasi (Impala/Cheetahs), Charles Omondi (Strathmore/Sharks), Brian Nyikuli (Quins/Rhinos), Oscar Ouma (Nakuru), Kevin Umbuge (Impala/Cheetahs)
Lawrence Buyachi (Impala/Cheetahs), Brian Okwomi (Strathmore/Sharks), Edwin Machanje (Mwamba/Lions)
Peter Mutai (KCB/Lions), Edwin Achayo (Quins/Rhinos), Isaac Adimo (Quins/Sharks), Eden Agero (Quins/Rhinos)
Nick Baraza (Quins/Rhinos), Kelvin Omiyo (Homeboyz/Cheetahs), David Ambunya (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Fabian Olando (KCB/Lions), Maurice Mbai (Strathmore/Sharks), Patrice Agunda (Quins)
Dennis Muhanji (Quins/Rhinos),Tony Onyango (Strathmore/ Sharks), Vincent Mose (Impala/Cheetahs)
Chris Oduor (Quins/Rhinos), Nato Simiyu (Impala)