•The Cheetahs will provide a formidable test for the Simbas as they look to prepare for the Rugby World Cup qualifiers next year in July.
•Kenya sevens Stars Jacob Ojee and Vincent Onyala who missed the World Cup qualifiers due to Olympic Commitments in July have been included in the 40-man squad.
Kenya Simbas will face the Cheetahs franchise in their final match of their tour of South Africa on November 25.
This will be the Simbas third match on tour after fixtures against a Carling Champions select side on November 6 in Pretoria and quadrangular matches against powerhouses Namibia and Zimbabwe and Brazil between November 13 and 20 in Stellenbosch.
The Cheetahs will provide a formidable test for the Simbas as they look to prepare for the Rugby World Cup qualifiers next year in July.
Head coach Paul Odera welcomed the additional fixture against the Cheetahs as preparations for the Rugby World Cup qualifiers intensify.
"These kind of matches will test us accordingly and against the Cheetahs, it will be good exposure for our young team who will get to learn what is needed of them at elite level,” added Odera.
The Cheetahs franchise is based in Bloemfontein and are coached by Hawies Fourie with Franco Smith as director of rugby. They were founded in 2005 and currently play in the Currie Cup.
“Our preparations have started and we will have our second training camp this weekend. After a long break, the players are adapting to what the technical bench requires and we are focusing on various areas of weakness based on our last performance against Senegal and Zambia during the World Cup qualifiers in July," noted Odera.
Kenya Sevens Stars' Jacob Ojee and Vincent Onyala who missed the World Cup qualifiers due to Olympic commitments in July have been included in the 40-man squad and are expected to provide competition for the final 30-man squad expected to be named before departure to South Africa.
Elsewhere, Kenyatta University finished third in the Federation of African University Sports Sevens at Makerere University, Uganda on Wednesday.
The Thika Road -outfit beat defeated Daystar University 22-0 to win the bronze medal match. Arcahadius Kwesa scored twice in the match to finish the tournament on a high. The University of Johannesburg edged Stellenbosch University 14-10 to win the title.