Mike Ochieng will start at fly-half for Kenya Harlequin in their 2019/20 Kenya Cup opening match against Homeboyz on Saturday Oct 26, 2019 at Jamhuri Showground.
Dominic Osino is at scrum-half as David Ambunya and Patrice Agunda make up the midfield while Iddi Kakai and Dennis Otieno on the wings.
Eric Shikuku is at fullback as Pius Shiundu settles for a place on the finishers bench alongside Nick Ndegwa and Jacob Okuma.
The frontrow union has Elisha Koronya, Brian Waraba and Melvin Thairu as Roxy Dan Suchi and Miek Onsando pair up at lock.
Quins recently played Homeboyz at Floodies 3rd place final going ahead to lose 5-30 but Homeboyz head coach Jason Hector said:
“Both teams went into that game knowing it’s a pre-season match. It will be different on Saturday because this is now Kenya Cup.”
Thomas TJ Okidia leads Homeboyz for a second season after couple of senior names exited the club.
Homeboyz lost William Diffu to Kabras, Steve ‘Sec’Otieno to Impala, Patrick Ouko and Johnstone Olindi to KCB but secured backrower Emong Eliphaz who is among the starters for Saturday’s club.
Leonard Mugaisi and Mark Wandeto are on the wings, Michael ‘Tunjams’ Wanjala at fullback, Henry Ayah and Bob Muhati at midfield while Evin Asena and Mohammed Omollo are the halfbacks.
15.Michael Wanjala 14.Mark Wandeto 13.Bob Muhati 12.Henry Ayah 11.Leonard Mugaisi 10.Evin Asena 9.Mohammed Omollo 1.Thomas Okidia 2.Aaron Khalechi 3.Abel Matanda 4.Polycarp Odhiambo 5.Wallace Onyango 6.Roy Wesonga 7.Felix Odhiambo 8.Emong Eliphaz
16.Bruce Shiemi 17.Joseph Amalemba 18.Meshack Akenga 19.Douglas Opani 20.Philbert Mwalo 21.Zedden Marrow 23.Max Kangeri 24.Victor Jan Remke
15- Eric Shikuku 14- Iddi Kakai 13- David Ambunya 12- Patrice Agunda 11- Dennis Otieno 10- Mike Ochieng 9- Dominic Osino 1- Elisha Koronya 2- Brian Waraba 3- Melvin Thairu 4- Roxy Dan Suchi 5- Mike Onsando 6- Levi Masika 7- Brighton Mwalawa 8- Kevin Angote
16- Boniface Ochieng 17- Brian Obwaya 18- Ayub Kimutai 19- Jarvis Bandi 20- Amos Maundu 21- Nick Ndegwa 22- Jacob Okumba 23- Pius Shiundu