• The former international said they are expecting to find it rough in the lineout since they will encounter taller South African and Namibian opponents.
•"This an exciting opportunity to play quality teams as we prepare for the Rugby World Cup qualifiers and we hope to be tested accordingly,” added Odera.
Kenya Simbas have three areas to work ahead of the November test matches, coach Paul Odera has said.
On Tuesday, the team started an intense one-week training at the RFUEA ground ahead of an encounter against a Carling Cup select side in Pretoria in two and a half weeks.
Odera revealed their time in training will seek to address weaknesses in territorial kicking, collision and scrum.
"It's been a while since we trained as a group but we have identified three areas to work on for the next one and half weeks. We know we are up against some of the top teams in the world and we are looking at improvements on those three areas," said Odera.
The former international said they are expecting to find it rough in the lineout since they will encounter taller South African and Namibian opponents.
"We have to devise a way of competing against them in that facet of play," added Odera.
The former Kenya Under-20 coach said the team is excited about the four matches they are going to play in South Africa.
"This an exciting opportunity to play quality teams as we prepare for the Rugby World Cup qualifiers and we hope to be tested accordingly,” added Odera.
The 40-man squad will be whittled down to 30 players at the weekend after a training game in which Odera expects tough competition for slots in the final traveling team.
"It's going to be tough but the players know what's at stake and I believe we will select a very strong squad for the tour,” said Odera.
The Simbas play a Carling select side on November 6 at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria followed by a Quadrangular tournament against powerhouses Namibia, Zimbabwe and Brazil.
They will end the tour with a match against South African franchise Cheetahs in Stellenbosch.
The Simbas last played in July, losing to Senegal 20-19 before bouncing back to thrash Zambia 45-8 to advance to the final round of the Rugby World Cup qualifiers.