Menengai Oilers are on the verge of reaching first Kenya Cup playoffs on second attempt with Saturday’s clash with Kenya Harlequin in the final leg of 2019/20 set to confirm their place.
Oilers head to the final matchday sitting seventh on 36 points, two behind sixth placed Top Fry Nakuru who were on Friday handed a walkover by Western Bulls. They need just two points to seal a playoff place as Nakuru have -70 points difference.
Nakuru’s chances of sneaking to Kenya Cup playoffs were quashed last weekend after losing to Kenya Harlequin who won 33-12.
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Quins will be looking to finish on a high after a disappointing campaign that leaves the Dominique Habimana coached side ninth on 27 points, 43 behind leaders Kabras.
Geoffrey Ominde once again leads Gibson Weru’s charges with the rest of backline made up of Derrick Ludenyo, Austine Sikutwa, Nickson Mogire, Timothy Okwemba and Mark kwemoi.
Dalmus Chituyi,Samuel Were and Nixon Ochieng start at backrow with Vincent Mwikali and Javan Ateh starting from the bench alongside Derrick Mbaire.
The win over Nakuru was Quins first back to back wins and will be looking to win three matches in a row for the first time as skipper Patrice Agunda starts at eight.
Eden Agero is named at fly-half, Lyle Asiligwa on the bench, Mark Wandetto and Brian Onyiego on the wing and Eric Shikuku on the bench while Herman Humwa and Edward Shitanda complete the backrow.
Menengai Oilers 1. Francis Atiti 2. Kelvin Mokoyani 3. Rashid Shimoka 4. Clinton Odhiambo 5. Brian Ndirangu 6. Nixon Ochieng 7. Dalmus Chituyi 8. Samuel Were 9. Kevin Mburu 10. Geoffrey Ominde -C 11. Nickson Mogire 12. Derrick Ludenyo 13. Austin Sikutwa 14. Timothy Okwemba 15. Mark Kwemoi
16. Vincent Oduor 17. Edward Mwaura 18. Vincent Mwikali 19. Javan Ateh 20. Aziz Annan 21. Andrew Odero 22. Emman Okwako 23. Derrick Mbaire
15.Dominic Osino 14. Mark Wandetto 13. Doughlas Kahuri 12.Mike Habishi 11. Brian Onyiego 10. Eden Agero 9. Nick Ndegwa 1.Elisha Koronya 2. Boniface Ochieng 3. Khaidar Mohamed 4. Wilson Kopondo 5. Hillary Baraza 6.Edward Shitanda 7. Herman Humwa 8. Patrice Agunda
16. Brian Waraba 17.Wilhite Mususi 18. Mike Mugo 19. Mark Omoding 20. Brighton Mwalawa 21.Lyle Asiligwa 22.Mike Ochieng 23. Eric Shikuku