Ahead of the crucial Africa Gold Cup decider, the national 15s team was hosted at a welcome dinner on Wednesday evening by the Kenya High Commission in Namibia as they seek to reclaim the continental title they last lifted in 2013.k
Team Manager Simiyu Wangila vowed his charges will make Kenyans smile on Saturday when the Simbas lock horns with the hosts and defending champions Namibia in the crunch to be played at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek.
"When the national anthem will be sung, it's the 40 million Kenyans that we are representing. Having being welcomed well here in Namibia, we will take the same spirit to the field when we play Namibia. We just want to make a Kenyans smile back at home," Wangila assured.
The team continues with its preparations for Saturday's fixture with sessions on Thursday while the squad is set to be named on Friday by head coach Jerome Paarwater.
To reclaim the title and win their second crown, the Simbas must win the game without Namibia scoring a losing bonus point or win the game with a try bonus point even if Namibia scores a losing bonus point.
Namibia will on their side retain the cup with a win, draw or lose with a losing bonus point if Kenya doesn't score a try bonus point.