A changed Mwamba RFC team is set to take on Catholic Monks in a Kenya Cup clash to be played at Kenyatta University grounds on Saturday afternoon.
Marlon Ondiege makes his return to Kenya Cup action after more than a year out. He will start at wing in one of several changes head coach John Mbai has made to the team that beat Total Nondies 43-13 a fortnight ago.
In another change, Francis Akatu starts at loosehead prop as Brian Otieno goes to the bench. Kevin Moriasi comes in at lock in place of Dan Sikuta who is in Dubai with the Kenya Sevens team. Nick Ongeri partners Moriasi.
Peter Chege comes in for Edwin Machanje at number 8 while youngster Charles Kuka makes his first senior start at scrum half. Shaban Ahmed, fresh from helping Shujaa clinch silver at last weekend’s CAR Sevens in Harare, slots in at flyhalf.
Brad Owako and Greg Odhiambo partner in the midfield as the post Horace Otieno era begins. Otieno recently secured a one year deal with Sri Lankan outfit Police Sports Club.
Veterans Louis Kisia, Lavin Asego and Joseph Oriwo are named on the bench along side Mandela Onyinka, Churchill Kanakana, Januaris Muli and Philip Ikambili.
Meanwhile, Catholic Monks have also announced their line up for Saturday’s match. Head Coach Simon Jawichre has once again handed a start to Caleb Kiprotich at scrum half with his star players Harrison Asena and Foster Isiche also featuring for the Monks who are yet to register a win.
This match kicks off at 2.00pm.
15. Jeremy Chimwani, 14. Hyke Otieno, 13. Greg Odhiambo, 12. Brad Owako, 11. Marlon Ondiege, 10. Shaban Ahmed, 9. Charles Kuka, 8. Peter Chege, 7. Brian Matini, 6. Collins Injera, 5. Nick Ongeri, 4. Kevin Moriasi, 3. Francis Akatu, 2. Salaton Muturi (captain), 1. Mike Shibadu
16. Brian Otieno, 17. Mandela Onyinka, 18. Churchill Kanakana, 19. Louis Kisia, 20. Joseph Oriwo, 21. Januaris Mulli, 22. Lavin Asego, 23. Philip Ikambili
15. Robert Owino, 14. Dennis Mutuma, 13. Kennedy Njane. 12. Foster Isiche, 11. Harrison Asena, 10. Bremmer Namisi, 9. Caleb Kiprotich, 8. Clifford Odhiambo, 7. Teddie Owino, 6. Austin Olele,4. John Isalambo, 4. Morgan Mutisya, 3. John Isalambo, 2. Vincent Simani, 1. Reuben Obegi
16. Jesse Sakara, 17. Kagali Madana, 18. Joseph Otieno, 19. Kelvin Muli, 20. Rogers Mokua, 21. Louis Boyi, 22. Kanimba Prudent