The Simbas 25-man squad that departs on Sunday evening for the 2023 Victoria Cup in Kampala, Uganda has been named.
Kabras Sugar utility forward George Nyambua captains the squad that also features four players in line for their Simbas debuts, namely, Paul Mutsami, Peter Waitere, Dan Ang’wech and Emmanuel Otieno.
Eugene Sifuna, David Bunduki and Shem Okola are the three non-travelling reserves.
The Simbas, who have been in residential training in Kakamega, will begin their campaign against Zambia at Kyadondo on Wednesday 1 November 2023 before taking on hosts Uganda on Sunday 5 November 2023 at King’s Park in a fixture that also doubles up as the opening fixture of the Elgon Cup, the cross-border fixture between Kenya and Uganda that has been played since 2004.
Carlos Katywa and Curtis Aluoch will handle the side in the absence of Head Coach Jerome Paarwater who will link up with the side ahead of the Elgon Cup return match against Uganda in Kisumu on 11 November 2023.
Simbas squad to Kampala
George Nyambua (Kabras Sugar, captain) Brian Wahinya (KCB), Elkeans Musonye (Menengai Oilers), Ephraim Oduor (Kabras Sugar), Derrick Ashiundu (Kabras Sugar), Bryceson Adaka (Kabras Sugar), Andrew Matoka (Strathmore Leos), Jone Kubu (Kabras Sugar), Hillary Mwanjilwa (Kabras Sugar), Teddy Akala (Kabras Sugar), Brian Ndirangu (Menengai Oilers), Hibrahim Ayoo (Menengai Oilers), Joel Inzuga (Mwamba), Walter Okoth (Kabras Sugar), Barry Robinson (Kabras Sugar), Jeanson Misoga (Kabras Sugar), Peter Waitere (KCB), Paul Mutsami (Keny Harlequin), Dan Ang’wech (Kabras Sugar), Reinhard Mwalati ( Masinde Muliro), Thomas Okidia (KCB), Wilhite Mususi (KCB), Emmanuel Otieno (Kabras Sugar), Hillary Odhiambo (Kabras Sugar), Alfred Orege (Kabras Sugar)
Non- Travelling Reserves: David Bunduki (Kabras Sugar), Eugene Sifuna (Kabras Sugar), Shem Okola ( Strathmore Leos)
Management: Carlos Katywa (Coach), Curtis Aluoch (Coach), Richard Ochieng (Conditioning Coach), Gerald Omondi (Physio), Jimmy Mnene (Team Manager)
Wednesday 1 November 2023 | vs Zambia | Kyadondo Kampala | 1600hrs EAT
Sunday 5 November 2023 | Uganda | King’s Park Kampala | 1600hrs EAT