Mwamba Name Strong Squad For Impala Floodlit Opener

Mwamba RFC head coach Johnny Mbai has named a strong squad for the 2015 Impala Floodlit Tournament quarterfinal match against KCB RFC slated for Impala Club on Saturday evening.

The gaffer has gone for a blend of experience and fresh faces preferring a a physical and tried and tested pack with a young and dynamic backline. “We basically looked at how the lads have trained during the preseason and they pretty much selected themselves,” Mbai told MwambaRugby.Com.

He also added that he was guided by the versatility of some players in naming the matchday squad. “Definitely players who can play in several positions are a huge asset for us and they can be quite useful during the match,” he added.

Mbai, a former Mwamba RFC centre, also noted that this match will serve as a big test for his charges as they prepare for Kenya Cup later in the year. “KCB are a big team and they play good rugby. We shall be basically looking at our structures especially the set pieces in this match,” he said.

Joe Otieno a young and exciting centre from COMRAS RFC will be given his chance to run out in Kulabu colours for the first time tomorrow evening. The coach had words of praise about the lad who is a graduate of community rugby programme. “Joe is good with the ball and can break the gain line easily. He is also a strong runner and I think he will be great for us in the midfield,” Mbai said.

This is the 25-man squad for Mwamba RFC in 2015 Impala Floodlit Tournament:

 

Forwards:

  1. EUGNE SUDI
  2. MIKE SHIBADU
  3. CHURCHILL KANAKANA
  4. BRIAN WANYANGA
  5. FRANCIS AKATU
  6. SALATON MUTURI
  7. BRIAN OTIENO
  8. NICK ONGERI
  9. BEN ODHIAMBO
  10. BRIAN OTIENO (GENTLE G)
  11. LOUIS KISIA
  12. DOUGLAS AYELA
  13. PETER CHEGE
  14. EDWIN MACHANJE

 

BACKS:

  1. SHABAN AHMED
  2. GEORGE MUTUKU
  3. GREG ODHIAMBO
  4. FELIX OTIENO
  5. BRAD OWAKO
  6. JEREMY CHIMWANI
  7. CHARLES KUKA
  8. MARK OKWARO
  9. JOE OTIENO
  10. MICHAEL AGEVI
  11. MARTIN WANJIA

TECHNICAL:

  1. JOHNNY MBAI- HEAD COACH
  2. HUMPHREY KAYANGE- ASSISTANT COACH
  3. EDWIN WAITA- TEAM MANAGER
  4. DR JAMES ONDIEGE- TEAM DOCTOR
  5. STELLA MWENDE- PHYSIO