Ninth placed Strathmore Leos host leaders KCB in match day 12’s early kick off at the Jamhuri Park, keen on registering their first win of the calendar year while seeking to stay away from the league’s lower wrungs.
Mitch Ocholla’s young charges have their work cut out against the bankers and will certainly need to throw everything, including the kitchen sink at a KCB outfit that boast the league’s only unbeaten record.
Simbas skipper Brian Nyikuli’s leadership and experience will be key for the Leos. He will be tasked with marshaling Adrian Opondo and Elkeans Musonye in a battle for backrow dominance against KCB’s Davis Chenge, Peter Waitere and Rocky Aguko.
Curtis Olago’s KCB have been imperious all season, nine wins, a draw and zero defeats reflecting on their score card after ten rounds of this campaign. They head into Saturday’s fixture high on confidence but will have to avoid any form of complacency creeping in against a Leos side that stunned them 27-25 during the 2015/16 season.
Shaban Ahmed, a mid-season signing from Mwamba starts at flyhalf and will be tasked, alongside Darwin Mukidza, with ensuring his backline of Jacob Ojee, Brian Omondi,Peter and Jimmy Kilonzo spark into life.