Homeboyz head coach Simon Odongo made a couple of changes from the side that beat Menengai Oilers 31-28 to the team to play champions KCB in the 5th round of 2018/19 Kenya Cup season at Ruaraka grounds on Saturday Dec 15, 2018.
Tight-head Patrick Ouko is replaced by Meshack Akenga while a change in the back row sees Keith Wasike not named in the matchday 23 meaning Richard Alai is on the blind-side, Roy Wesonga on the open-side while Isogol starts at 8.
Bush Mwale is back on the blind wing, Brian Wandera replaces Diffu at inside-centre while Leon Adongo is up for his first Kenya Cup start with the Deejays. Cyprian Kuto will make his second Kenya Cup debut for Homeboyz from the bench where he is joined by Olindi, Oluoch and Etemesi.
KCB named yet another strong squad with everyone available for selection. Skipper Curtis Lilako leads a front row that has Oscar Simiyu, George Asin, locks Francis Mwita and Oliver Mang'eni.
Andrew Amonde, Felix Ojoo and Peter Waitere are the day's back rows, Essau Otieno and Peter Kilonzo start at the midfield while Tony Onyango is named on the right wing as he is set to face his immediate former side. Mukidza is at fullback and Ojee on the blind wing.
A strong KCB bench is composed of hooker Peter Karia, props Moses Amusala and George Gichure, Ian Indimuli, former Kenya Simbas captain Brian Nyikuli, Samuel Asati, Stafford Abeka and Issac Njoroge.
Going into the matchday, KCB is third with 15 points and a win over Homeboyz could see them climb to third may Impala fall to Kabras in Kakamega. Homeboyz on their side is sixth with 11 points.
Last season's meeting between these two sides saw KCB beat Homeboyz 26-6 in Ruaraka. In Feb 2017, the Deejayz won this fixture 24-33 at KCB's backyard.
This 4 pm clash is LIVE on Bamba sport.
1.Oscar Simiyu 2.George Asin 3.Curtis Lilako 4.Francis Mwita 5.Oliver Mang'eni 6.Andrew Amode 7.Felix Ojoo 8.Peter Waitere 9.Michael Wanjala 10.Billy Isabwa 11.Jacob Ojee 12.Essau Otieno 13.Peter Kilonzo 14.Tony Onyango 15.Darwin Mukidza
16.Peter Karia 17.Moses Amusala 18.George Gichure 19.Ian Indimuli 20.Brian Nyikuli 21.Samuel Asati 22.Stafford Abeka 23.Isaac Njoroge
1.Thomas Okidia 2. Joseph Amalemba 3.Meshack Akenga 4. Wallace Onyango 5.Polycarp Odhiambo 6.Richard Alai 7.Roy Wesonga 8.Stanley Isogol 9.Mohammed Omolo 10.Henry Ayah 11.Bush Mwale 12.Brian Wandera 13.Israel Soi 14.Leon Adongo 15.Michael Wanjala
16.Bruce Shiemi 17.Patrick Ouko 18.Elfas Etemesi 19.F.Ouma 20.Jeff Oluoch 21.Juma 22.Johnstone Olindi 23.Cyprian Kuto.