Impala Saracens will be seeking to bounce back to winning ways when they head to Strathmore Leos for matchday 14 of the 2018/19 Kenya Cup at Madaraka grounds.
Impala went down 15-20 to Nakuru at home necessitating changes for the short trip as prop Edgar Obino and hooker Daniel Ndome start off the bench with Steve Juma and Collins Chogo getting starting call-ups.
A knee injury rules out center Billy Odhiambo meaning Antony Nyandigisi will pair Paul Mutsami at midfield as Quinto Oongo and Bradley Ochieng complete the backline.
This match will serve as a double header for Enterprise & Kenya Cup. The two teams were meant to play on 9th March 2019, but Resolution Impala traveled to Western Kenya to lay former full-back, Richard Sidindi, to rest.
Resolution Impala Saracens currently sit 7th on the Kenya Cup log with 35 points. Strathmore sit 11th with 14 points. This is a must win match for the Gazelles if Kenya Cup play-off and Enterprise Cup hopes are to be kept alive.
Fly-half Gideon Makumi will captain hosts Strathmore Leos with Lucas Oppal starting from the bench that also has Philemon ‘Chinese’ Olang and Barry Guda.
Ambani Antony, Silas Aziz and Barnabas Owuor make up the backline as Alex Maina and Albert Obura are on either wings.
Leos, who bagged their second win of the season last weekend, host an inconsistent Impala Saracens side with the latter being two points off playoffs spot as Leos seek to avoid relegation.
1. James Wanjala 2. Clinton Imbuye 3. Mnene Brian 4. Meshack Odhiambo 5.Fanuel Aduda 6. Ambani Antony 7. Aziz Silas 8. Barnabas Owuor 9. Arnold Muita 10. Gideon Makumi (C) 11. Alex Maina 12. Wiseman Aganya 13. Walter Oteku 14. Albert Obura 15. Matoka Andrew
16. Philemon Olang 17. Ambale Rodney 18. Barry Guda 19. Abdi Mohamed 20.Austine Mboya 21. Omedo Richard 22.Oppal Lucas 23. Newton Muchui
1. Steve Juma 2. Collins Chogo 3. Saul Kivumbi 4. Davis Makori 5. Shem Joseph 6. Tyson Okoth 7. Elkeans Musonye 8. Joel Omer (VC) 9. Samson Onsomu (C) 10. Xavier Bett 11. Bill Omondi 12. Paul Mutsami 13. Anthony Nyandigisi 14. Quinto Ongo 15. Bradley Ochieng
16. Daniel Ndome 17. Edgar Obino 18. Edwin Gatungo 19. Steve Shammah 20. Patrick Mutuku 21. Hannington Mbaka 22. Derrick Mayar 23. Kelvin Ronnoh