Kenya Cup side Mean Machine head to what will be the toughest weekend as they have two finals on the same day, Saturday October 27, 2018.
Machine have Varsity League final against Blak Blad at 2pm at UON Grounds while Floodies final against USIU at Impala Club will kick-off at 3pm.
Both finals are crucial to the team as they seek to start the 2018/19 Kenya Cup season on a high morale. Captain Shadon Munoko this week insisted both trophies must go back to the University of Nairobi by Saturday evening.
They face a Blak Blad side who they lost to in the KUSA 7s and any meeting between these two sides never disappoints. Both teams won three pool matches in the Varsity League even though Machine required penalty goals to proceed to the final.
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In the Floodies final, they face a Championship side, USIU, whom they don't expect as tough challenge as that to be posed by Blad.
Head Coach Ramsfield Matekwa has balanced two squads to head to both finals with Munoko captaining the Floodies squad while Samwel Mejja will lead the Varsity League squad.
"We are well prepared and ready for the two finals. We expect a tough competition from Blad but we are prepared to counter them," said Matekwa.
"For USIU, we've just made our strategies better and we are ready to handle them," he added.
On-form eighth-man Aron Otieno, fly-half Bruce Odhiambo and fullback Trevor Asina who has had a good campaign make up the Varsity League squad alongside Festus Shiasi, last weekend's captain Ben Mwangi and Ian Wando who starts from the bench.
Expienced scrum-half Marvin Karungii will be in the Floodies squad meaning Antony Abonyo gets to start against Blad.
1)Alvin Mutsoto 2)Paul Ekirapa 3)Reuben Oroko 4)Brian Koina 5)Henry Rabach 6)Brian Marube 7)Musa Lutta 8)Shadon Munoko(C) 9)Marvin Karungii 10)Clinton Munyasa(VC) 11)Charles Kinyanjui 12)Maurice Murimi 13)Raymond Ekutu 14)Victor Shaviya 15)Eric Muthama
16)Winstone Juma 17)Alex Muganda 18)Ian Voi* 19)Zack Ondijo 20)Calvin Michieka 21)Vincent Cheruyoit 22)Mageto Otero 23)Boaz Wangila
Varsity League Squad
1)Ben Mwangi 2)James Oluoch 3)Ken Mutuku 4)Dominic Mogendi 5)Cornel Omondi 6)Daniel Odera 7)Samwel Mejja(C) 8)Aron Otieno 9)Antony Abonyo 10)Bruce Odhiambo 11)James Kangethe 12)Edward Waithaka 13)Festus Shiasi(VC) 14)Denis Nyongesa 15)Trevor Asina
16)Ian Wando 17)Adam Mugo 18)Bob Onchonga 19)Daniel Oluoch 20)Ben Kanyi 21)Wilber Johnes 22)Antony Baka 23)Clinton Owe