• Mwamba's Faith Livoi partners Naomi Jelagat in second row while teammate Diana Omosso starts at fullback.
• Mwanja will be seeking improvement against the powerhouses as Kenya prepare for the WXV 3 tournament in Dubai next month.
Kenya Lionesses head coach Dennis Mwanja has made two changes to the Lionesses squad to face African champions South Africa in a friendly match in Cape Town on Saturday.
Mwamba's Faith Livoi partners Naomi Jelagat in second row while teammate Diana Omosso starts at fullback.
Rose Otieno, Knight Otwoma and Natasha Email make up the Lionesses' front row with captain Enid Ouma starting at blindside in a back row that features Diana Kemunto at openside flank with Phoebe Akinyi slotting in at number eight.
Lionesses Sevens captain Judith Okumu starts a scrum half, forming a half-back partnership with her Impala teammate Ann Goretti as Grace Okulu and Prisca Nyerere link up in midfield with Stella Wafula, Sharon Auma and Omosso completing the back three.
Front row Naomi Muhanji is in line for her debut after being named on the bench which also consists of the experienced front row duo of Evelyn Kalemera and Mercy Migongo.
Hesla Khisa, Michelle Akinyi, Winnie Awino, Naomi Amuguni and Esther Juma complete the Lionesses bench.
This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides with South Africa winning the previous three encounters 48-0 in Madagascar in May and 66-0 and 29-22 defeats in Stellensbosch in August 2021.
Mwanja will be seeking improvement against the powerhouses as Kenya prepare for the WXV 3 tournament in Dubai next month.
“These friendlies are vital. Most of the time we have gone to big tournaments without adequate preparations but now we have an opportunity to test ourselves and test our systems from the setpiece to our attack, defence and basic skills,” said Mwanja.
The Bok women's outfit have named a strong squad with skipper Babalwa Latsha in the pack alongside Roseline Botes and Lusanda Damke in the forwards.
In the backs, Rumadi Portgieter, Libbie Van Rensburg and Unathi Mali will be the key actors. The match will kick off at 5:30 pm East Africa time.
The Lionesses are also expected to play against the San Clemente Rhinos next Saturday.