Former Strathmore Leos youngster Michael Gitau will make his Kenya Cup debut for his new Club Impala Saracens when they host Mombasa RFC at the Impala Club on Saturday,25 November starting 1600hrs.
Gitau has been handed a start at lock where he replaces the ever green Davies Makori.At the second row,Gitau will do with the partnership of Rainer Omondi as Edgar Obino,Daniel Ndome and Joshua Momanyi start at front row.
Duncan Ekasi captains the side from the backrow that also has Tyson Okoth at openside and Erick Kopondo at blindside flanker.
Kenya 7s international Derrick Mayar starts on the left wing with Timothy Makiya operating on the right.
Seasoned duo of Anthony Nyandigisi and George Okowa pair in midfield as Samuel Motari,Ian Mabwa and Joel Omer start the clash from the bench.
Impala:1. Edgar Obino 2. Daniel Ndome 3. Joshua Momanyi 4. Michael Gitau 5. Rainer Omondi 6. Erick Kopondo 7. Tyson Okoth 8. Duncan Ekasi 9. Xavier Bett 10. Mark Kwemoi 11. Derrik Mayar 12. Anthony Nyandigisi 13. George Okowa 14. Timothy Makiya 15. Robin Kiplangat
Replacements:16. Mugambi Kithamba 17. Stephan Ayora 18. Joel Omer 19. Kevin Okeyo 20. Ian Mabwa 21. Samuel Motari 22. Billy Omondi 23. Kelvin Ronnoh