Chipu face Namibia in Antananarivo

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Apr 21, 2017
  • Gabrial Adero, the Chipu captain will be on a familiar path against Namibia. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Chipu, the Kenya under-20 national team renew their rivalry with Namibia in the final of the Africa championship after they despatched Zimbabwe 34-24 on Thursday in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Kenya which is coached by Paul Odera led 20-17 at half time. Ttry scorers were Joshua Macharia, Steve Keter, William Diffu and Michael Kimwele. 

Henry Ayah adding kicked over four conversions and added two penalties. Odera told KRU after the match:  "Our defensive system held under pressure. Our tackle technique was good on most occasions the confidence to attack from deep in our half got us two tries."

Their opponents Namibia overran hosts Madagascar 77-7.

Chipu squad

15. Joshua Macharia, 14. Derrick Keyoga, 13. Victor Matiko, 12. Benjamin Marshall, 11. Stephen Keter, 10. Henry Ayah, 9. Mike Kimwele, 1. Brian Ochieng, 2. Toby Francombe, 3. James Wanjala, 4. William Diffu, 5. Roxy Suchi, 6. Mark Mutuku, 7. Harold Anduvate, 8. Gabriel Adero (captain).

Replacements: 16. Melvin Thairu, 17. Mike Munyua, 18. Charles Tendwa, 19. Steve Anthony, 20. Xavier Kipng'etich, 21.Edmund Anya, 22. Jeff Mutuku, 23. Stanley Isogol.