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Leos, Blad set for relegation thriller at Strathmore
By Eric Njiru | Fri 05 Apr, 2019 10:05

Strathmore Leos head coach John Mbai is prepared for what will be the biggest match for his side this season as they seek to survive relegation from the Kenya Cup.

They host relegation threatened rivals Blak Blad at Strathmore University from 4pm on Saturday April 6 with Leos needing more to survive than the visitors from KU. 

Apart from looking for five points, Leos will be required to be excellent in their defending to deny Blad a point. Leos may win with a bonus but Blad need a point and hope goal difference favors them to survive the cut. 

Lucas Oppal, as is tradition, starts at fly-half, Walter Oteku at fullback and Gideon Makumi at scrumhalf. 

Wiseman Aganya and Richard Omedo forms a formidable midfield while Matthewa Magoya and Albert Obura will be expected to open wheels on the wings. 

Cecil Otieno, Philemon Olang and Barry Oguda are among the finishers expected to make an impact later on.

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Flanker Ian Obukwa will lead Blak Blad with Humphrey Litali pairing him as former captain Wesley Kidinga is at eighth.

The fly-half of the day will be Byrin Ogada as Ajelity Lionel makes the bench that has also kelvin Nyausyi, Arthur Wanjohi, Felix Juma among others.

Talisman Archadias Khwesa and Rian Onyango are on the wings while Davide Ochieng and Dickens Odhiambo are named to start at the midfield.

Blad goes to the match at the back of a defeat to Top Fry Nakuru but they managed to pick two points from the defeat.

Strathmore Leos
1. Wanjala James 2. Clinton Imbuye 3. Munene Koronya 4. Meshack Odhiambo 5. Austine Mboya 6. Aziz Silas 7. Bethuel Anami 8.Barnabas Owuor 9. Makumi Gideon 10. Oppal Lucas 11. Magoya Mathews 12. Wiseman Aganya 13. Omedo Richard 14. Albert Obura 15. Oteku Walter

Finishers
16. Ambani Antony 17.Barry Guda 18.Omollo Arnold 19. Fanuel Aduda 20. Philemon Olang 21.Muita Anorld  22. Cecil Otieno 23. Alex Maina

Blak Blad
1.Givens Onyango 2.John Chege 3.Felix Odour 4.Dennis Opiyo 5.Bravin Mukoro 6.Ian Obukwa (C) 7.Humphrey Litali 8. Wesly Kidinga 9.Dennis Mutethia 10.Byron Ogada 11.Rian Onyango 12.David Ochieng 13.Dickens Odhiambo 14.Archadias Khwesa 15.Kelvin Gathu 

Finishers
16.Baerum Imbuye 17.Dessaily Wafula 18. Kinywa David 19.Kelvin Nyausyi 20.Douglas Sifuna  21.Arthur Wanjohi 22.Ajelity Lionel 23.Felix Juma


 

Eric Njiru
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