By John Kwoba NAIROBI (Xinhua)
-- Kenya 15s rugby side will
face a litmus test in their Africa Rugby Gold Cup
campaign, which will be held in June with an away match
competition will be held on home and away basis with the
winner of the competition not only being crowned African
champion but will also secure direct qualification to
the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
placed team will join teams from Europe, Asia and South
America in the Repechage process for the final spot at
the Rugby World Cup.
have already qualified from Africa but two more teams
from Zimbabwe, Morocco, Namibia, Uganda, Tunisia and
Kenya will be joining them later.
Union (KRU) has already released a provisional 18-man
squad to start preparations for this year’s
international calendar with focus on the Rugby Africa
which will be beefed up with more call ups in the coming
days, is currently going through its paces under the
current technical bench of backs coach Charles Ngovi,
forwards coach Dominique Habimana, conditioning coach
Richard Ochieng, physio Chris Makachia and Team Manager
team: Oscar Simiyu, Philip Ikambili, Dennis Karani,
Wilson Kopondo, George Nyambua, Elkeans Musonye, Davis
Chenge, Stephen Otieno, Samson Onsomu, Nato Simiyu,
Jacob Ojee, Leo Seje, Peter Kilonzo, Alex Olaba, Darwin
Mukidza, Curtis Lilako, Martin Owila, Michael Wanjala.