David Ambunya is ruled out of Kenya Harlequin’s Kenya Cup week 5 clash with Menengai Oilers at RFUEA after failing to recover in time.
Ambunya was injured on the first minute of last week’s defeat to Top Fry Nakuru and team manager Jim Mnene hopes “to have him back in a few weeks.”
Ambunya started at fly-half last week and his unavailability sees Lyle Asiligwa start at no.10 and Eric Shikuku at fullback while Brian Onyiego is named on the open wing.
Kenya 7s international Herman Humwa and Brighton Mwalawa replace Mark Omoding(bench) and Hillary Baraza at backrow.
Fly-half Eden Agero makes the bench alongside Pius Shiundu, Steve Biko, Malcolm Onsando, Nick Ndegwa, Brian Obwaya and Kenya U20 captain Boniface Ochieng.
Menengai Oilers seek to hand Quins their fifth defeat of the season with Clinton Odhimabo leading the charges. Others named by Oilers head coach Gibson Weru include Davis Nyaundi at fullback, Steve Arunga and Nickson Mogire on the wing while the day's halfbacks will be Abutali Wesonga and Andrew Odero.
Four rounds into the new season Kenya Harlequin are yet to win a game. They have led at half-time in the last two matches only to lose at fulltime.
15. Eric Shikuku 14. Brian Onyiego 13. Jacob Okumba 12. Patrice Agunda – VC 11. Dennis Otieno 10. Lyle Asiligwa 9. Dominic Osino 1. Elisha Koronya 2. Brian Waraba 3. Ayub Kimutai 4. Roxy Dan Suchi 5. Mike Onsando 6. Brighton Mwalawa 7. Herman Humwa 8. Kevin Angote - C
16. Boniface Ochieng 17. Brian Obwaya 18. Steve Biko 19. Malcolm Onsando 20. Mark Omonding 21. Nick Ndegwa 22. Eden Agero 23. Pius Shiundu
15. Davis Nyaundi 14. Steve Arunga 13. Austin Sikutwa 12. Ian Mwau 11. Nickson Mogire 10. Abutali Wesonga 9. Andrew Odero 1. Francis Atiti 2. Hillary Malweyi 3. Ian Omoke 4. Clinton odhiambo -c 5. Brian Ndirangu 6. Aziz Annan 7. Samuel Were 8. Rodgers Audi
16. Vincent Oduor 17. Hughes Anjera 18. Edwin Mwaura 19. Chrispine Shitindo 20. Nickson Ochieng 21. Amos Onyinkwa 22. Emman Okwako 23. Peter Wanjala.
KENYA CUP WEEK 5 Fixtures
KCB vs Homeboyz RFC
Kenya Harlequin vs Menengai Oilers
Western Bulls vs Top Fry Nakuru
Kabras Sugar vs Blak Blad
Mwamba vs Nondies
Kisumu RFC vs Impala Saracens