Three players are set to make their Menengai Oilers debut when the Nakuru based side host Mwamba on matchday 10 of the 2019/20 Kenya Cup on Sat Jan 11 from 4pm.
Flanker Dalmus Chituyi, half-back Geoffrey Ominde and Mark Kwemoi who joined this week are named on the bench by head coach Gibson Weru.
Chituyi and Ominde joined on load from Top Fry Nakuru while Kwemoi joined from Kenya Cup rivals Impala Saracens.
Chituyi will hope to replace either Nickson Ochieng and Samuel Otieno while Ominde could come in for Andrew Odero or Moses Arara.
For Mwamba, newly re-signed fly half Elvis Namusasi is handed a start after returning from Mombasa where he played for the second half of last season.
He is among the eight new signings including Kenya Simba lock Andrew Chogo. Chogo will however play for the reserves this weekend according to Mwambarugby.com
Head coach Kevin Wambua has maintained the trio of Eugene Sudi, Brian Kahura and Jonah Mbari in the front row. They will be supported by George Omolla and Chris Asira in the locks. Assistant captain Stephen Sikuta, Michael Okello and Tony Owuor make up versatile back row.
15. Derrick keyoga 14. Timothy Okwemba 13. Austin Sikutwa 12. Emman Okwako 11. Nickson Mogire 10. Moses Arara- vc 9. Andrew Odero 1. Edward Mwaura 2. Kelvin Mokoyani 3. Vincent mwikali 4. Javan Ateh 5. Chrispine shitindo-c 6. Nickson ochieng 7. Samuel Were 8. Rodgers Audi
16. Hughes Anjera 17. Francis Atiti 18. Emmanuel Mulla 19. Brian Ndirangu 20. Dalmus Chituyi* 21. Geoffery Ominde * 22. Mark Kwemoi* 23. Davis Nyaundi
15. Ronnie Omondi 14. Sabala Tendwa 13. Michael Agevi 12. Patrick Ruhiz.-C 11. Joel Inzuga 10. Elvis Namusasi. 9. Eugene Nzioka 1. Eugene Sudi 2. Brian Kahura. 3. Jonah Mbari 4. George Omolla 5. Christopher Asira 6. Mike Okello 7. Stephen Sikuta -C 8. Tony Owuor
16. Salaton Mutuiri. 17. Deus Mudaki 18. James Yuko 19. Paul Wahome 20. Edwin Machange 21. Charles Chege 22. Felix Otieno 23. Daniel Taabu