Jerome Paarwater has kept faith in the Simbas squad that started the 48-10 Elgon Cup first leg win away to Uganda a fortnight ago, naming an unchanged side for their test match away to Brazil in Macapa at 11.00pm Kenya time (GMT+3) on Friday evening.
The Kenyans landed in Brazil on Wednesday and Team Manager Simiyu Wangila, speaking from Macapa said, ” The team is in good shape, has settled in and is looking to do the country and Africa proud. ”
Brian Nyikuli captains the side from the number eight position, partnering with Mike Okombe and Tony Owuor in the backrow.
The starting XV has five survivors, Curtis Lilako, Moses Amusala, Edwin Achayo, Isaac Adimo and Vincent Mose who were part of the side that beat their hosts 27-25 in Dubai on Friday 10 December 2011.
Rookie Samson Onsomu is in line for his Simbas debut, starting this fixture from the bench.
15.Vincent Mose, 14. Darwin Mukidza, 13. David Ambunya, 12. Nick Barasa, 11. Dennis Muhanji, 10. Isaac Adimo, 9. Edwin Achayo, 1. Moses Amusala, 2. Sammy Warui, 3. Curtis Lilako, 4. Simeon Muniafu, 5. Oliver Mang’eni, 6. Mike Okombe, 7. Tony Owuor, 8. Brian Nyikuli (captain) Replacements 16. Peter Karia, 17. Joseph Kang’ethe, 18. James Kang’ethe, 19. Eric Kerre, 20.Dan Sikuta, 21. Samson Onsomu, 22. Nato Simiyu, 23. Tony Onyango