The 2018/2019 Kenya Cup season is down to the final four teams this weekend as KCB Lions host the Kenya Harlequins at the KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka. Stanbic Mwamba are headed to Kakamega for their match against the league leaders Kabras Sugar RFC.
Curtis Olago, the Bankers Head Coach has made three changes in his starting line up from the one that fell to the Impala Saracens last weekend in the Enterprise Cup semifinal. Samuel Asati and Isaac Njoroge who started off the bench last week, are in the starting 15 line up. Kennedy Moseti who missed out in the match day 23 last weekend will link up with Asati forming the agile Bankers’ half back pairing. Mickey Wanjala and Shaban Ahmed will start off the bench together Vincent Onyala.
Olago has retained his starting forwards with Jacob Ojee, Brian Omondi, Peter Kilonzo, Tony Onyango forming the backs.
KCB Squad on duty: Oscar Sorano, Peter Karia, Curtis Lilako (C), Oliver Mang’eni, Francis Mwita, Andrew Amonde, Peter Waitere, Davis Chenge, Samuel Asati, Kennedy Moseti, Jacob Ojee, Brian Omondi, Peter Kilonzo, Tony Onyango, Isaac Njoroge. Reserves: Griffin Musila, Moses Amusala, George Gichure, Brian Nyikuli, Rocky Aguko, Michael Wanjala, Shaban Ahmed, Vincent Onyala
The KCB-Quins match will be aired live on Bambakenya.co.ke
At the Home of the Kenya Harlequins, Head Coach Charles Cardovillis has made several changes to the line up that fell 11-54 to Kabras Sugar during the Enterprise Cup semifinal. Paul Kioko who missed last weekend’s action starts in the front row alongside Bonface Ochieng and Melvin Thairu; Tony Mutai links up with Hillary Baraza in the locks as Captain Patrice Agunda, Herman Humwa and Kevin Angote form the very aggresive backrow.
The combination of Aaron Ofoywroth and Eden Agero as the half backs promises to light up the Ruaraka grounds as they set the pace with their every experience backline of Daudi Semwami, Frank Wanyama, David Ambunya, Alex Olaba and Eric Shikuku.
Edward Oseko, Brian Obwaya, Malcolm Onsando, Peter Misango and Dominic Osino all who were in last week’s starting line up will get into this encounter fresh off the bench.
Quins Squad on duty: Paul Kioko, Bonface Ochieng, Melvin Thairu, Tony Mutai, Hillary Baraza, Patrice Agunda, Herman Humwa, Kevin Angote, Aaron Ofoywroth, Eden Agero, Daudi Semwami, Frank Wanyama, David Ambunya, Alex Olaba, Eric Shikuku, Reserves: Edward Oseko, Elisha Koronya, Brian Obwaya, Malcolm Onsando, Peter Misango, Edward Shitanda, Dominic Osino, Pius Shiundu
The two sides last met on the 30th of March at Ruaraka with the hosts claiming the 24-10 win while the last time they met in this stage was two years ago, April 8th 2017 when KCB progressed to the Kenya Cup final after a 19-12 win.
Moses Ndung’u will be the Center referee and will be assisted by Linus Kinuthia and Anthony Ndong.