Menengai Oilers Head Coach Gibson Weru says they “are getting better day by day” as they enter homestretch of the 2018/19 Kenya Cup season.
From 4pm at the Nakuru Showground, Oilers host a Nondies side that has beaten them twice this season in both the Kenya Cup and Enterprise Cup with the main focus being to bag maximum points as the relegation battle moves a notch high.
“We are getting better day by day. We are better prepared, we’ve learned and picked many lessons over time. It will be a different ball game,” he told Raga House.
Captain Harold Anduvate will start from the bench alongside Peter Wanjala, Emman Okwako, Rodgers Audi and Hughes Anjera among others.
Key changes made by Nondies see fly-half Martin Juma return to take over from Mike Mitoko while Eric Okoma replaces Fidel Oloo at the backrow.
Oliver Tambo, Eric Shimoli, Brian Amaitsa, Jeremy Matata and Daniel Otiko are among those who make the bench.
Nondies are fourth in the league with 41 points, four above 7th placed Top Fry Nakuru while Oilers’ last weekend 22-22 draw with Kenya Harlequin saw them move to 22 points at ninth place, eight more than Strathmore Leos who occupy the first relegation spot.
1. Francis Atiti 2. Hillary Malweyi 3. Rashid Shimoka 4. Emmanuel Odera 5. Clinton Odhiambo 6. Nickson Ochieng 7. Chrispine Shitindo – VC 8. Aziz Annan 9. Andrew Odera 10. Abutali Wesonga 11. Derrick Mbaire 12. Moses Arara 13. Austin Sikutwa 14. Derrick Keyoga 15. Davis Nyaundi
16. Hughes Anjera 17. Vincent Oduor 18. Vincent Mwikali 19. Rodgers Audi 20. Harold Anduvate – C 21. Amos Onyinkwa 22. Emman Okwako 23. Peter Wanjala
1.Ian Njenga 2.Frank Mutuku 3.Fred Muga 4.Brian Njenga 5.Brian Sinei 6. Levis Ochieng 7.Eric Okoma 8.Steven Odhiambo 9.Ian Mabwa 10.Martin Juma 11.Valentine Etyang 12.Benjamin Marshall 13.Francis Ochiel 14.William Odhiambo 15.Ivan Chebo
16.Bellamy Kola 17.Oliver Tambo 18.Erick Shimoli 19.Henry Fullbright 20.Brian Amaitsa 21.Jeremy Matata 22.Felix Nangole 23.Daniel Okito