K'Opondo Replaces Chenge As Simbas Captain For Hong Kong Test

Nov 16 - by Louis Kalinga for sportpesa news

The technical bench expects to have him back in the playing squad by the time the team is playing Germany on Friday 23.

Kenya Simbas players during a recent match. PHOTO/CitizenSports

  • Former Kenya Simbas captain Wilson K’Opondo will put on the armband as he leads his country against Hong Kong on Saturday, November 17
  • K’Opondo returns as captain following the shoulder injury suffered by Davis Chenge during their opening 65-19 humiliation by Canada
  • Mohammed Omollo, Moses Amusala, Oliver Mang’eni and Darwin Mukidza will be rested for the encounter this weekend


NAIROBI, Kenya- Former Kenya Simbas captain Wilson K’Opondo will put on the armband as he leads his country against Hong Kong on Saturday, November 17 in the ongoing World Cup qualification Repecharge in France.

K’Opondo returns as captain following the shoulder injury suffered by Davis Chenge during their opening 65-19 humiliation by Canada.

The technical bench expects to have him back in the playing squad by the time the team is playing Germany on Friday 23.

The Simbas have made six changes to the squad with Elkeans Musonye, Felix Ayage, Nelson Oyoo also included in the starting line-up as Simbas brace for Hong Kong this Saturday.

Ephraim Oduor and Dalmus Chituyi will start the match off the bench.

Mohammed Omollo, Moses Amusala, Oliver Mang’eni and Darwin Mukidza will be rested for the encounter this weekend.

Simbas Squad Facing Hong Kong on 17th November

1- Patrick Ouko  2- Colman Were 3- Joseph Odero 4- Wilson K’opondo (c) 5- Malcolm Onsando  6- Andrew Amonde 7- Elkeans Musonye  8- Joshua Chisanga  9- Felix Ayange 10- Sammy Oliech  11- Willy Ambaka 12- Leo Seje Owade 13- Collins Injera  14- Nelson Oyoo 15- Tony Onyango

Reserves: 16- Philip Ikambili 17- Ephraim Oduor 18- Hilary Mwanjilwa 19- George Nyambua  20- Martin Owilah 21- Samson Onsomu 22- William Reeve 23- Dalmus Chituyi