Kenya drops to 29th in Hong Kong cup of Nations

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Sticking to his rotational way of play, Kenya Simbas head coach Jerome Paarwater has made eight changes to his squad that will take on Russia in their second match at the Hong Kong cup of nations on Tuesday.

Paarwater has retained Peter Karia, captain Wilson Kopondo, Oliver Mangeni, Joshua Chisanga, Davies Chenge, Leo Seje and Darwin Mukidza from the squad that lost 23-3 to Chile in the opening match on Friday. Those dropped include KCB duo of Moses Amusala and Curtis Lilako, Flanker George Nyambua, half-backs Samson Onsomu and Nato Simiyu, winger Jacob Ojee, centre David Ambunya and fullback Tony Onyango. Oscar Simiyu, Dennis Karani, flanker Martin Owilah, half-backs Lyle Asiligwa and Biko Adema, winger Alex Olaba, centre Peter Kilonzo and fullback Vincent Mose take their places. Homeboyz Philip Ikambili alongside Strathmore’s Elkeans Musonye join the eight dropped to the bench. Russia is the highest ranked team participating in the four nations as they sit 20th. They beat Hong Kong 16-13 in their opening match.

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