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Simbas ready for Champions in Victoria Cup

Kenya Simbas, the national rugby15s aside will be facing off with Victoria Cup defending champions Zimbabwe this Sunday at Hartfield stadium, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

The Paul Odera coached side beat Zambia last weekend in Lusaka will be hoping to extend their winning ways against their hosts.

But the team will be travelling without injured Isaac Njoroge who sustained head injury last weekend against Zambia at the Diggers Rugby Club, Kitwe.

Njoroge replaced Impala Saracens’ Anthony Odhiambo in the match where Kenya triumphed 43-23.

The Simbas will be roaring into Bulawayo with two wins and a loss, having gone down 16-13 to Uganda Cranes in Nairobi before turning on the tables to win 15-5 in Kampala. They would then beat Zambia 63-23 in Kitwe

The Simbas and Cranes match doubled up for Elgon Cup where Kenya retained the title on better aggregate. Last Saturday, Uganda lost to Zimbabwe Sables 31-26 in Kampala. The Sables were coming off the back of a convincing 39-10 victory over Zambia.

Kenya will be facing Zimbabwe for the first time since June 30 last year during the Africa Gold Cup in Nairobi where the hosts won 45-36. 

The championship was also used as the Africa qualifying round for the 2019 World Cup. Kenya finished second behind winners Namibia, who claimed the second Africa slot to the World Cup held in Japan.

Zimbabwe will be seeking their first win against Kenya since the 2015 Africa Gold Cup when they won 28-20 at Prince Edward School’s Jubilee Field in Harare.

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