Kenya 7s half-back Sammy Oliech starts at centre for Impala at Saturday’s round six of the 2018/19 Kenya Cup against Nondies at RFUEA grounds.
Oliech pairs Paul Mutsami at midfield with Quinto Ongo and Derrick Mayar being on either wings as the great Richard Sidindi starts at fullback.
First five-eighth will be Mark Kwemoi, skipper Samson Onsomu will link backs and forwards.
Kenya Simbas international Elkeans Musonye is handed his Impala debut after joining a week ago from Strathmore and will start at open-side with vice-captain Tyson Okoth on the blindside.
Onsomu will be replaced by fellow Simba Xavier Bett. Stephen Juma, Erick Kopondo and Wambiri Chege provide options from the back while backs benched are Ishmael Mokaya, Bradley Ochieng and Antony Orege.
Half-backs Ian Mumbwani and Fielden Sinei start for Nondies with Brian Sinei and Brian Njenga at second row. Nondies’ midfield has Eric Gitau and Francis Ochiel as Moses Begi starts at fullback.
The bench has the likes of Brian Safari, Jeremy Matata, Brian Itolondo, Stephen Juma, Augustine Nangole, Steven Ortice, Brian Amaitsa and Oliver Tambo.
Impala suffered their first defeat last time out which saw them drop to third with 17 points and face a Nondies side that started on a freighting mode even though they have since lost two matches to drop to fifth with 15 points.
This match will kick off at 4pm LIVE on Bamba Sport.
1. Edgar Obino- 2. Daniel Ndome 3. Kelvin Ronnoh 4. Edwin Gatungo 5. Erick Kerre 6. Tyson Okoth (vc) 7. Elkeans Musonye 8. Steve Shammah 9. Samson Onsomu (c)10. Mark Kwemoi 11. Derrick Mayar 12. Paul Mutsami 13. Sammy Oliech 14. Quinto Ongo 15. Richard Sidindi
16. Wambiri Chege 17. Steve Juma 18. Erick Kopondo 19. Elvis Oroko 20. Xavier Bett 21. Ishmael Mokaya 22. Bradley Ochieng 23. Anthony Orege
1.Ian Njenga 2.Francis Mutuku 3.Eric Shimoli 4.Brian Njenga 5.Brian Sinei 6.Levis Ochieng 7.Eric Okoma 8.Steven Odhiambo 9.Ian Mumbwani 10.Fielden Sinei 11.Brian Oyando 12.Eric Gitau 13.Francis Ochiel 14.William Otieno 15. Moses Begi
16.Oliver Tambo 17.Brian Itolondo 18.Stephen Juma 19.Steven Ortice 20.Brian Amaitsa 21.Jeremy Matata 22.Augustine Nangole 23.Brian Safari