Chipu intensify preparations ahead of Barthes Cup

RUGBY Chipu intensify preparations ahead of Barthes Cup

Abigael Wafula 09:32 - 28.03.2023

The final squad will be named in due course.

The Kenya rugby national men's under-20 side, Chipu have intensified preparations ahead of the Rugby Africa Under-20 Barthes Cup slated for April 22-30 in Nairobi.

A 39-man squad has been in non-residential training ahead of the tournament under the tutelage of KCB head coach Curtis Olago.

Team manager Peter Mutai noted that training has been seamless. He however revealed that one player, Mathias Osimbo is recovering from an injury and they are keen on monitoring him.

“Training has been going on well. We have been monitoring Osimbo who is carrying an injury sustained during his side's Kenya Cup fixture a few weeks ago. A decision will be made in the coming days,” Mutai said.

The squad consists of seven returning players from the side that finished third in last year’s tournament in Nairobi including David Mwangi, Mathias Osimbo, Felix Masega, Stanslous Shikoli, Laban Kipsang, George Otieno and Makaya Brian.

The final squad will be named in due course. 

Chipu training squad

Forwards: Raymond Chacha, Dennis Kisingu, Brian Makaya, Collins Ndambo, George Otieno, Mike Oduor, Mark Lubira, Jeremy Odhiambo, Gaylord Mgasi, Wycliffe Ogutu, Michael Gayson, John Asega, Victor Ahona, Cole Omollo, Eugene Etale, Eugene Obat, Nathan Tsindoli, Laban Kipsang, Edmond Omondi, Jackton Omondi, James Asanga, Iddo Kuta, Stanslous Shikoli, Vincent Omondi, William Otondi.

Backs: Patrick Wainaina, Zephenes Obwanga, David Nyanginge, Brian Mwenda, Collins Munyasa, Eddy Wambugu, Mike Wamalwa, Felix Chacha, Mayhias Osimbo, David Mwangi, Victor Mola, Kerry Otieno, Raphael Wanga, George Omondi