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Oilers make four changes for Homeboyz duel
By Dennis Gatuha | Fri 07 Dec, 2018 09:37

Theophilus Lusangalu will line up at fly-half when Menengai Oilers welcome Homeboyz RFC to Nakuru in a Kenya Cup round four meet on Saturday.

It will be the first time that he pulls on the no.10 shirt since the start of last season; coach Weru has been deploying him at scrum-half where he has been splitting play time with Andrew Adero. Regular fly-half Amos Onyikwa has been relegated to the bench.

In the front-row Kelvin "Yakuza" Mokuyani has been handed the hooker's duties ahead of Vinicent Odour, while props Rashid Shimoka and Francis Atiti have kept their slots.

There is one change among the wing-forwards where Azziz Allan comes in for Rodgers Audi at eighth man. Audi, who has started at no.8 in all matches since pre-season, has dropped to the replacements.

Also dropping out of the starting Xv for the first time this season is winger Derrick Mbaire, whose right wing has been taken up by Peter " Wanjize" Wanjala.

Yet again coach Weru has handed the second-row combo of Emmanuel Odera and Clinton Odhiambo a vote of confidence, as well as the centre partnership of Emman Okwako and Antony Kibet

The newbies, who will be out to replicate their performance against Quins two weeks ago, are not short of firepower on the bench as it has the likes of Chrispin Shitundo, Kelvin "Nyundo" Juma, Vinicent Mwikhali and Moses Arara.


Menengai Oilers:
1.Rashid Shimoka 2. Kelvin Mokuyani 3. Francis Atiti 4. Emmanuel Odera 5.Clinton Odhiambo 6. Nickson Ochieng 7. Harold Anduvate 8. Azziz Annan 9. Andrew Adera 10. Theophilus Lusangalu 11. Bildad Ogeta 12. Emman Okwako 13. Antony Kibet 14. Peter Wanjala 15. Derrick Keyoga

Replacements:
16. Vinicent  Odour 17. Vinicent Mwikhali 18. Kelvin Juma 19. Chrispin Shitundo 20. Rodgers Audi 21. Amos Onyikwa 22. Moses Arara 23, Derrick Mbaire.


Dennis Gatuha
Once aspired to be a rugby player. Now writes about rugby players.
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