MMUST will be without Venance Shikuba and injured Claus Shirevo when they face Kisumu RFC in a round two clash of the KRU Championship in Kisumu.
Shikuba was dismissed alongside Western Bulls skipper Treasure Odundo when the two Kakamega-based sides met in an emotionally-charged clash last weekend. Jackton Munai will take the no.6 jersey vacated by the flanker and will be part of a back-row that also has idriss Lumumba and Felix Wamocho, a winger in the Kenya U19 squad of 2013.
John Bahati, in the absence of Shirevo, will start on the left wing, Tyson Juma will be on the opposite wing with Elvis Amunga completing the back three. The mid field combo of captain Samuel Mbeche and Timothy Mmasi has been retained.
Kelvin Omondi will be the cornerstone of the scrum on the tighthead side, replacing Mike Onyango, and will join last Saturday's starters Paul Simiyu (loosehead) and Gibson Mwajilwa (hooker) in the front-row. The other change among the tight forwards sees Austin Owour lose his place in the engine room to Cornel Byron.
oDerrick Liyokho, Sebastian Ochieng and former Kabras pair of Derrick Okisai and Isiah Mulongo are among those who will impact the game from the bench.
1.Paul Simiyu 2. Gibson Mwajilwa 3. Kelvin Omondi 4.Mike Wasamba 5. Bryon Cornel 6. Jackton Munai 7. Idris Lumumba 8. Wamocho Felix 9. Abuga Kelvin 10. Nobert Lumbwani 11. John Bahati 12. Samuel Mbeche (C) 13. Timothy Mmasi 14. Tyson Juma 15. Elvis Amunga
Replacements: 16. Njeru Brian 17. Collins Ngoko 18. Mark Olouch 19. Austin Awour 20. Emmanuel Wasilwa 21. Derrick Okisai 22. Isiah Mulongo 23. Derrick Liyokho 24. Sebestian Ochieng
Coach: Dr. Lukes Ochieng Ahaya TM: Meshack Nyambane Physios: Bernadette Asiyo and Mercy Chepkorir