Former Kenya Simbas captain Brian Nyikuli is set to make his first appearance of the 2019/20 Kenya Cup season when KCB host Blak Blad on matchday 10 at Ruaraka Sports Club on Sat Jan11 at 4pm.
Nyikuli starts at Blind-side flank with Kenya 7s captain Andrew Amonde starting at open-side and Davis Chenge at no.8.
Skipper Curtis Lilako and Oscar Sorano are the day’s props with George Asin starting in between them.
Johnstone Olindi starts at fly-half, Michael Wanjala at scrum-half as Samuel Asati and Levy Amunga make the bench.
Blak Blad named Brian Wahinya at 10, Archadias Khwesa and Marshal Mutai on the wings while a midfield combination of Stormy Odhiambo and David Ochieng is set to start on Saturday afternoon.
With Wesley Kidinga, Dennis Opiyo and Otieno James forming the backrow, Elkindy Mubarak and Simon Lutta could only settle for a place on the bench.
KCB are second with 39 points while Blak Blad are 11th with 8 points, three over five.
15. Darwin Mukidza 14. Geoffrey Okwatch 13. George Maranga 12. Brian Omondi 11. Mike Kimwele 10. Johnstone Olindi 9. Michael Wanjala
1. Oscar Sorano 2. George Asin 3. Curtis Lilako(c) 4. Oliver Mang’eni 5. Francis Mwita 6. Brian Nyikuli 7. Andrew Amonde 8. Davis Chenge
16. James Ochieng 17. Moses Amusala 18. Derrick Juma 19. Martin Owilla 20. Felix Ojoo 21. Samuel Asati 22. Levy Amunga 23. Tony Onyango
15.Gathu Kelvin 14.Archadias Khwesa 13.Stormy Odhiambo 12.David Ochieng 11.Marshal Mutai 10.Brian Wahinya 1.Imbuye Baerum 2.Edwin Mutoka 3.Collins Obure 4.Trevor Ayombe 5.Steve Biko 6.Otieno James 7.Opiyo Dennis 8.Kidinga Wesley 9.Dennis Mutethia
16.John Chege 17.Jusper Henry 18.Justin 19.Mubarak Elkindy 20.Simon Lutta 21.Oscar Okarun 22.Byron Ogada 23.Shuaib Wesonga