Kenya Harlequin head coach Dominique Habimana says they are ‘starting from the bottom’ as they welcome Western Bulls on matchday 3 of the 2019/20 Kenya Cup on Sat, Nov 9 at RFUEA.
Quins are winless in the new season and sit bottom with 0 points in one of the worst starts for the mighty Ngong road side. Bulls on the other side have one point at no.10.
“The boys are taking one game at a time, only focusing on Western Bulls. We expect a spirited game,” Habimana told Raga House.
Matchday 1 was a 26-13 defeat to Homeboyz before going down 20-32 to KCB last week. They meet a promoted Western Bulls that also started with a 48-11 and 21-27 defeats to KCB and Menengai Oilers respectively.
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To turn things around, Habimana made couple of changes ahead of Western Bulls changes saying “it’s a normal squad rotation. It’s a long season so everyone is putting up their hand.”
Loose-head Brian Obwaya, hooker Boniface Ochieng, lock Elisha Koronya, eighthman Mark Omoding, scrum-half Dominic Osino, wingers Idi Kakai and Dennis Otieno as well as fullback Dennis Otieno are all set to start.
They replace Elisha Koronya, Brian Waraba, Mike Onsando(bench), Kevin Angote, Nick Ndegwa(bench), Jacob Okumba, Pius Shiundu and Lyle Asiligwa(bench) who started against KCB.
Western Bulls lastly visited RFUEA on Sat Feb 2017 where they lost 31-16 to Quins.
1- Brian Obwaya 2- Bonface Ochieng 3- Ayub Kimutai 4- Roxy Dan Suchi – VC 5- Elisha Koronya 6- Brighton Mwalawa 7- Hillary Baraza 8- Mark Omoding 9- Dominic Osino 10- Eden Agero 11- Idi Kakai 12- Patrice Agunda 13- David Ambunya – C 14- Dennis Otieno 15- Eric Shikuku
16- Brian Waraba 17- Thomas Ondeng 18- Mike Mugo 19- Mike Onsando 20- Levi Masika 21- Nick Ndegwa 22- Michael Habashi 23- Lyle Asiligwa