Ahead of the first leg of this year’s Elgon Cup on Saturday, Kenya have named the final team to face the Rugby Cranes in Kampala.
Newcastle Falcons back-row Joshua Chisanga is one of the players set to face Uganda at Legends Rugby Grounds.
The former Hanah Mixed player returns to the national team fold for the first time since moving to the Falcons. He missed the 2016 internationals and the team’s first game in 2017 against Germany last month.
Moses Amusala, Peter Karai and Dennis Karani will maintain their positions among the forwards while Simon Muniafu and Oliver Mangeni set to pair at lock for once against Uganda.
The back-row will feature Davies Chenge, Eric Kerre and Martin Owila while Biko Adema and Samson Onsomu are the half-backs for the clash.
Jacob Ojee, Patrice Agunda, David Ambunya, Darwin Mukidza and Tony Onyango complete the backline.
KCB skipper Curtis Lilako who missed last international match against Germany due to form issues makes the team after receiving a call up in late May.
The team skipper Wilson Kopondo is ruled out having sustained injury in the test match-up with Germany.
Darwin Mukidza will captain the team for the first leg in Kampala.
The Rugby Cranes team was named on Tuesday with Robert Aziku and Ivan Kirabo landing starting slots ahead of their national team debuts.
Kenya defeated Uganda 48-10 in Kampala last year before claiming a 45-24 victory in the return leg in Nairobi to lift the Elgon Cup.
Kenya Simbas Squad
1. Moses Amusala 2. Peter Karia 3. Dennis Karani 4. Simon Muniafu 5. Oliver Mangeni 6. Eric Kerre 7. Davies Chenge 8. Martin Owila 9. Samson Onsomu 10. Biko Adema 11. Jacob Ojee 12. Patrice Agunda 13. David Ambunya 14. Darwin Mukidza 15. Tony Onyango 16. Philip Ikambili 17. James Kubasu 18. Curtis Lilako 19. George Nyambua 20. Joshua Chisanga 21. Kelvin Masai 22. Isaac Adimo 23. Leo Seje