Mean Machine make five changes as they prepare to host Blak Blad on matchday 14 of the 2018/19 Kenya Cup at UoN on Sat March 23 from 4pm.
Props Benson Mwangi and Alex Muganda, who started from the bench in the 10-7 defeat to Nondies, are recalled to the starting line-up by head coach Remy Matekwa with Ian Wando and Adam Mugo dropping to the bench.
Scrum-half Marvin Karungi comes in for Antony Obonyo (bench) to pair fly-half Bruce Odhiambo with Trevor Asina continuing at flank while Valentine Odoyo is at fullback.
Winger James Kang’ethe replaces Charles Kinyanjui who is unavailable.
Blak Blad go into the match at the back of a 69-0 defeat to leaders Kabras Sugar which dealt them a huge blow in their bid to survive relegation.
Byron Ogada and Dennis Mutethia continue as half-backs while Klein Ongaki and Archadias Khwesa are on the wings for the Kenyatta University side.
Captain Ian Obukwa, Dennis Opiyo and Wesley Kamadi complete the backrow. Ajelity Lionel will hope to make an impact from the bench.
Machine were disappointed to lose 32-19 to Blak Blad at KU but Saturday’s clash is a must-win for the UoN side. Sitting bottom with only seven points, Machine must go for the maximum five points to stand any chance of surviving relegation going to the last two rounds.
15.Valentine Odoyo 14.Victor Shaviya 13.Festus Shaviya 12.Maurice Murimi 11.James Kang'ethe 10.Bruce Odhiambo 9.Marvin Karungi
1. Benson Mwangi 2. Alex Muganda 3. Ekirapa Paul 4. Brian Koina 5. Bob Onchonga 6. Henry Rabach 7. Trevor Asina 8. Dominic Mogendi
16. Mugo Adam 17. Wando Ian 18. Mutuku Ken 19. Marube Brian 20. Daniel Odera 21. Anthony Abonyo 22. Davis Mujenyi 23. Peter Kariuki
15.Allan Ominde 14.Archadias Khwesa 13.Dickens Odhiambo 12.Juma Felix 11.Klein Ongaki 10.Byron Ogada 9.Dennis Mutethia
1.Obert* 2.Givens Onyango 3.Collins Obure 4.Steve Ochieng 5.Jotham Kahi 6.Ian Obukwa (C) 7.Dennis Opiyo 8 Wesley Kamadi
16.John Chege 17.Baerum Imbuye 18. Humphrey Litali 19.Nyausi Kelvin 20.Douglas Sifuna 21.Ajelity Lionel 22.David Odhiambo 23.Brian Onyango