Fly-half Nato Simiyu is set to start for Impala Saracens in the Ngong road derby against Kenya Harlequin on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in the first round of the Kenya Cup 2021/22 at RFUEA Grounds.
Simiyu will pair Sammy Kamakwa at half-back as Impala seeks a season opener against arch-rivals Quins in the 3 pm kick-off. Maurice Ochieng, James Mwangi, and Johnson Waiganjo are named on the bench by new head coach Oscar Osir.
Osir hands debut to winger Derrick Kinyari, flanker Henry Rabacj, Milton Omondi, and Mark Maina who join from Swara.
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Elisha Koronya leads Quins as Dominic Osino starts at full-back, Charles Marcel at fly-half, Charles Kinyanjui and Mark Wandeto on the wing while eighth-man Sheldon Kahi is handed a straight debut. Cornelius Mukoro and Valentien Odoyo will make their Quins debut from the bench.
Moses Ndungu will officiate the match with Antony Ndong and Joseph Mumo named as his assistants.
Quins: 15. Dominic Osino 14. Mark Wandeto 13. Douglas Kahuri 12. Leroy Kamau 11. Charles Kinyanjui 10. Charles Marcel 9. Lucky Dewald 1. Elisha Koronya (C) 2. Brian Waraba 3. Wilhite Mususi 4. Mike Onsando 5. Charlton Mokua 6. Mark Mongo 7. Edward Shitanda (VC) 8. Sheldon Kahi*
Finishers: 16. Meshak Akenga 17. Mike Mugo 18. Mohamed Khaidar 19. Wayne Mungei 20. Brian Wendo 21. Cornelius Mukoro * 22. Valentine Odoyo* 23. Eliud Mulakoli
Impala Saracens: 15. Quinto Ongo (VC) 14. Derrick Kinyari**13. George Okowa 12. Hannington Mmbaka 11. Israel Soi 10. Nato Simiyu 9. Sammy Kimakwa 1. Milton Omondi***(Swara) 2. Mark Maina***(Swara) 3. Kevin Rono 4. Bill Arigi 5. Rainer Omondi 6. Henry Rabach**7. Valentino Cosmas(C) 8. Paul Mutsami
Finishers: 16. Emmanuel Seje 17. Nesta Okoch 18. Edwin Gatungo 19. Tariq Ngige 20. Maurice Ochieng** 21. James Mwangi 22. Johnson Waiganjo 23. Samuel Mbeche**