Collins Injera back in Simbas squad for 2nd Currie Cup showdown
Kenyan rugby legend Collins Injera has made a comeback to the 15's national side a year after hinting out his retirement from the sevens national side dubbed shujaa.
Injera joins Paul Odera's named Simbas squad that will do duty against South Africa’s EP Elephants in their final Currie Cup fixture at the RFUEA Ground on Saturday 11 June 2022.
The rugby talisman last played for the Simbas during the World Cup repechage in France four years ago but has played for his club side Mwamba in the Kenya Cup.
Odera has named the experienced duo of Collins Injera and Jacob Ojee on the wings with another seasoned campaigner, Darwin Mukidza rounding off the back three.
John Okoth and Vincent Onyala maintain their midfield partnership with half backs Samuel Asati and Dominic Coulson completing the Simbas starting backline.
Patrick Ouko, Brian Waraba and Ephraim Oduor are the starting front row with Malcolm Onsando and Thomas Okeyo the designated locks as George Nyambua, Martin Owila and Bethuel Anami make up the back row.
Commenting on the build up to this fixture, Odera said, “It’s been a fantastic week, obviously with every win, there’s always the confidence that comes into the team and after last week’s performance, the mood in camp has been very buoyant as expected and it has been quite a challenge to point out to the boys that there is still a lot to do."
“We are reminding the players that good teams produce good performances week in, week out. They need to prove to themselves, the coaching staff and Kenyans that they can put in a good performance for the second consecutive week. We don’t have Eugene Sifuna as he has gone to deal with his academic commitments, “added Odera.
Elephants Assistant Coach Zane Bosch said, “ It is a very important match for us as we are playing in the semifinal next Friday, so we are using this match as a preparation towards that fixture. The aim is to come and do as best as we can and build a good platform going forward.”
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