KCB, Oilers ring changes ahead of Christie 7s
By Eric Njiru | Fri 30 Aug, 2019 11:05

Stanbic 7s favourites KCB welcome back Kenya 7s international Arthur Owira for Saturday’s Christie 7s at Quins.

Owira continues with return-to-pitch programme after suffering a nasty injury at the 2018 Commonwealth games with Kenya 7s in Australia.

His return sees Kenya 7s captain Jacob Ojee miss the penultimate leg with Peter Waitere promoted from player 13 to number 2.

After last weekend’s outstanding debut for Kenya Simbas, halfback Samuel Asati will hope to continue with his fine form at the sevens series.

Others named include regulars starting with captain Davies Chenge, Andrew Amonde, Wanjala, Shaban, Olindi, Levy, Okwatch Kimwele, Aduga, and Shaddie.

KCB lead the standings with 72 points three ahead of second placed Stanbic Mwamba after four legs. They have won Kakamega and Dala 7s.

Fifth placed Menengai Oilers, who have reached two finals, continue with a search for a first cup win with head coach Gibson Weru naming the strongest possible line up to travel to Nairobi.

In-form Davis Nyaundi, Chrispine Shitindo, Clinton Odhiambo, Austin Sikutwa, Timothy Okwemba and Peter Wanjala are among those who represent Oilers at Quins.

They’ll miss the services of talisman Derrick Keyoga, Moses Arara and Derrick Ludenyo.

KCB and Menengai Oilers will face Northern Suburbs and Daystar Falcons in pool matches after the latter won div II of Prinsloo 7s to secure promotion.


TEAM NEWS:

KCB: 1.Davies Chenge 2.Peter Waitere 3.Andrew Amonde 4.Arthur owira 5.Elphas Adunga 6.Mikey Wanjala 7.Samuel Asati 8.Ahmed Shaban 9.Johnstone Olindi 10.Levy Amunga 11.Geofrrey Okwatch 12.Michael Kimwele 13.Shadon Munoko

Menengai Oilers: 1.Chrispine Shitindo 2.Clinton Odhiambo 3.Harold Ojango 4.Austine Sikutwa 5.Nick Mogire 6.Davis Nyaundi 7.Andrew Odero 8.Dennis Ngare 9.Amos Onyinkwa 10.Timothy Okwamba 11.Peter Wanjala 12.Brighton Maluki 13.Eliud Salamba

Christie 7s Pool D FIXTURES
10.48am: KCB vs Northern Suburbs Cubs
11.06am: Menengai Oilers vs Daystar Falcons

1.48pm: KCB vs Daystar Falcons
2.06pm: Menengai Oilers vs Northern Suburbs 

4.48pm: Northern Suburbs vs Daystar Falcons
5.06pm: Menengai Oilers vs KCB

Eric Njiru
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