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Kenya v Uganda 6pm
Kenya v Uganda 3:30pm
Uganda last beat Kenya during the Nairobi game after a draw in Kampala to lift the crown in 2006.
Kenya have been training in South Africa under new coach Jerome Paarwater as the two neighbours start the long journey to qualify for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Coach Peter Magona will miss the services of Mathais Ochwo, the outstanding man of series last year, who is injured. Hooker Alex Mubiru will lead. Veteran Robert Seguya, absent from the team due to injury, returns. He will play at scrumhalf like he did six years when Uganda won the Africa Cup and not on the flank.
But perhaps as significant is that Seguya will be partnered by Jasper ‘Bascut’ Ochan at fly-half as Rugby Cranes continue to seek a solution at the problematic halfback position. Ochen was a star for Uganda at U-19 level but is yet to translate that promise into class.
Uganda last beat Kenya away in the Elgon Cup in 2006 when they dished out a 22-0 hiding in Nairobi to lift the trophy following a 7-7 draw in Kampala.
Conversation started today
Head Coach Fred Mudoola said, “We’ll go all out in our quest to defend the title.”
The match kicks off at 6.00pm
1. Joseph Kang’ethe, 2. Sammy Warui, 3. James Kang’ethe, 4.Ronnie Mwenesi, 5. Oliver Mang’eni, 6.Michael Okombe, 7.Brian Nyikuli (captain), 8.Joshua Chisanga, 9. Edwin Achayo, 10.Isaac Adimo, 11.Cyprian Kuto, 12.Nichodemus Barasa, 13. Michael Agevi, 14.Dennis Muhanji, 15. Vincent Mose SUBS 16. Curtis Lilako, 17.Isaiah Nyariki, 18. Dennis Karani, 19. Anthony Mutai, 20. David Mogere, 21. Lyle Asiligwa, 22. Kenny Andola, 23. Sammy Oliech
HEAD COACH Jerome Paarwater, TEAM MANAGER Michael Otieno, ASST COACH Dominique Habimana, Charles Ngovi, PHYSIO Christopher Makachia
1. Ronald Adigas, 2. Alex Mubiru (Captain), 3. Asuman Mugerwa, 4.Romano Ogwal, 5. Timothy Dumba, 6.Scott Oluoch, 7.Arthur Mukama, 8.Marvin Odong, 9. Robert Seguya, 10.Ambrose Kamanyire, 11.Jonathan Onen, 12.Michael Wokorach, 13. Timothy Mudoola, 14.Justin Kimono, 15. Benon Kiiza SUBS 16. Paul Serungoji, 17.Dennis Mugambi, 18. Paul Barigye, 19. Dennis Mullo, 20. Andrew Olweny, 21. Jasper Ochen, 22. Oscar Kalyango, 23. Richard Lumu HEAD COACH Fred Mudoola
2005: Not held