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Oilers target strong Kenya Cup start against Wanyore
By Eric Njiru | Fri 25 Oct, 2019 09:57

Menengai Oilers will kick-off the 2019/20 Kenya Cup campaign against rivals Top Fry Nakuru on Saturday October 26 at Nakuru ASK Showground.

Oilers head coach Gibson Weru named lock Clinton Odhiambo to lead the team as they kick-off their second season in top flight rugby. 

Theophilus Lusangalu and Andrew Odero will be the half-backs on Saturday with Davis Nyaundi, who was recently named part of the Kenya 7s squad, starting at fullback. 

Moses Arara and Austin Sikutwa once again combine at midfield with the day's winger set to be Timothy Okwemba and Peter Wanja;a.

The likes of Aziz Annan, Hillary Malweyi, Antony Kibet, Abutali Wesonga, Kevin Juma, Ian Omoke and Derrick Mbaire could only settle for a place on the bench. 

Oilers and Top Fry Nakuru lastly met on Saturday Feb 16 this year with Wanyore bagging a 46-37 win at NAC.

Wanyore head coach Felix Oloo will name his matchday 23 on Friday evening. 

TEAM NEWS:
Menengai Oilers
15. Davis  Nyaundi 14. Peter Wanjala  13. Austin sikutwa 12. Moses Arara 11. Timothy okwemba 10. Theophilus Lusangalu 9. Andrew Odero
1. Francis Atiti 2. Vincent Oduor 3. Vincent mwikali 4. Emmanuel Odera 5. Clinton odhiambo- c 6. Nickson ochieng 7. Chrispine shitindo 8. Rodgers AUDI

Finishers
16. Hillary Malweyi 17. Kevin Juma 18. Ian Omoke 19. Brian Ndirangu 20. Aziz Annan 21. Abutali wesonga 22. Antony Kibet 23. Derrick Mbaire.

Eric Njiru
Award-winning, bold, independent Rugby Journalist and Radio Presenter in Kenya, Southern Hemisphere with experience in Match-Day Reporting, News and Interviews. Covering Kenya 7s around the World. Email: ericnjiru41@gmail.com +254726205521
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