Saturday, July 11, 2009

Rugby Test: Kenya and Morocco in CAR Trophy Final

Kenya v Morocco in Safi (CAR Trophy, North; Final)

The local Moroccan team was hard pushed to over come a team they would normally dispatch with ease. It's difficult to pin point their present woes but missing out on a World Cup finals place crashed last season has not helped confidence. I expect Kenya, who were also surprisingly eliminated last year, to prevail in a very close game.

Previous Encounters
23.06.2007 Kenya 23-16 in Nairobi (CAR Africa Cup, Div.1, North A)
07.05.2005 Morocco 29-3 in Casablanca (CAR Div.1, Pool C)

GWC Rugby Rankings: Africa Table-Kenya 4th, Morocco 8th

Prediction: Kenya by 1 point


Kenya squad
Dennis Abenga (Nakuru RFC)
Leon Adongo (Kenya Harlequin FC)
Patrice Agunda (Kenya Harlequin FC)
Edwin Alubaka (Kenya Commercial Bank RFC)
Andrew Amonde (Kenya Commercial Bank RFC)
Michael Aung (Nondescripts RFC)
Naftali Bondo (Kenya Harlequin FC)
Lawrence Buyachi (Nakuru RFC)
Gray Cullen (Nondescripts RFC)
Charles Kanyi (Nondescripts RFC)
Daniel Kiptoo (Kenya Harlequin FC)
Wilson Kopondo (Mean Machine RFC)
Vincent Mose (Impala RFC)
Joel Nganga (Kenya Harlequin FC)
Benedict Nyambu (Nondescript RFC)
Peter Kepha Odera (Strathmore University RFC)
Victor Oduor (Kenya Harlequin FC)
Anthony Ogot (Kenya Commercial Bank RFC)
Paul Oimbo (Impala RFC)
Kelvin Omiyo (Nakuru RFC)
Vincent Ongera (Kenya Harlequin FC)
Innocent Simiyu, Capt. (Impala RFC)
Linus Simiyu (Impala RFC)
Gibson Weru (Nakuru RFC)
Head Coach: Michael Otieno

Adapted from and thanks to ‘Quentin’ at

Morocco squad as yet unavailable.


  1. In fact Morocco won easily 29-11 which shoots my prediction that Kenya would win by 1 point out the window!