J Oj
Floodies Final: Ojee back, Impala ring changes
By Eric Njiru | Fri 26 Oct, 2018 09:22

Impala Floodies defending champions KCB named winger Jacob Ojee in the squad to face hosts Impala Saracens in Saturday's final. 

Ojee was this week left out of the Kenya Simbas squad to the 2019 Rugby World Cup repechage thus making giving head coach Curtis Olago a chance to select him. 

He replaces Isaac Njoroge on the right wing with the latter swapping to the other wing and so Stafford Abeka will be un-involved in the final. 

Martin Owilah, who started in the 34-10 win over Homeboyz in the semis but is also heading to France, is replaced by Mannaseh Oduor in the second row while Brian Nyikuli returns after missing the semis to replace Andrew Amonde. 

KCB also makes half-backs changes as scrummie Samuel Asati comes in for Marlin Mukolwe while fly-half Stephen Osumba replaces Ahmed Shaban who drops to the bench.

Impala Saracens head coach Frank Ndong named Wekesa Soita to replace Edgar Obino at loose-head as reported by the official club portal. Elvis Oroko is replaced by Steve Shammah who goes to eight with that change seeing Joel Omer start at blind-side while former Kenya U19 captain Tyson Okoth will start on the open side. 

The Sarries will be without captain Samson Onsomu who has been named in the Kenya Simbas squad to the 2019 Rugby World Cup repechage in France. He's replaced by Simbas mate Xavier Kipngetich. 

Samuel Oliech, who played at 10 in the quarters and semis, is also on his away to France and will replaced by Mark Kwemoi.

KCB have won Floodies five times in the last six years with Impala winning one, in 2017.

Impala Saracens starting line-up
1. Wekesa Soita 2. Joshua Matasi 3. Anthony Orege 4. Davis Makori 5. Shem Joseph 6. Joel Omer (C) 7. Tyson Okoth 8. Steve Shammah 9. Xavier Bett 10. Mark Kwemoi 11. Billy Omondi 12. Paul Mutsami 13. Anthony Nyandigisi 14. Quinto Ongo 15. Richard Sidindi 

16. Daniel Ndome 17. Edgar Obino 18. Rainer Omondi 19. Erick Kerre 20. Bernard Rotich 21. George Okowa 22. Derrick Mayar 23. Kelvin Ronnoh 

KCB Starting line-up
1. Oscar Sorano 2. George Asin 3. Nelson Nyandat 4. Mannaseh Oduor 5. Francis Mwita 6. Brian Nyikuli 7. Felix Ojoo 8. Rocky Aguko 9. Samuel Asati 10. Stephen Osumba 11. Isaac Njoroge 12. Brian Omondi 13. Vincent Onyala 14. Jacob Ojee 15. Elphas Otieno 

16. Griffin Musila 17. George Gichure 18. Jerry Olola 19. Ian Indimuli 20. Elly Mukaizi 21. Michael Wanjala 22. Shaban Ahmed 23. Esau Otieno Onsomu, X, Oliech

Eric Njiru
Email: ericnjiru41@gmail.com +254726205521
Leave a comment