After his involvement with the Kenya Simbas in Hong Kong,forward Dennis Karani is back in the Impala fold as they seek to continue with their fine start to the new season against Mwamba on Saturday.
Karani is named to start in a frontrow that also features the duo of Edgar Obino and Daniel Ndome with Davis Makori replacing youngster Michael Gitau at lock.Makori will do with the partnership of Rainer Omondi.
The backrow consists of Harritone Munai at blindside,Steve Kopondo at openside and Steve Shammah at number 8.
Xavier Bett and Antony Nyandigisi will be the days halfbacks as Samuel Motari combines with Billy Odhiambo in midfield.
Mark Kwemoi shifts to fullback role as experienced duo Leon Adongo and Derrick Mayar start on either wings.
Timothy Makiya is relegated to the bench where he is joined by Elvis Oroko,Mugambi Kithamba and George Okowa.
The match gets underway at 1600hrs at the Impala Club.
Impala:1. Edgar Obino 2. Daniel Ndome 3. Dennis Karani 4. Davis Makori 5. Rainer Omondi 6. Harritone Munai 7. Erick Kopondo 8. Steve Shammah 9. Xavier Bett 10. Anthony Nyandigisi 11. Derrick Mayar 12. Samuel Motari 13. Billy Omondi 14. Leon Adongo 15. Mark Kwemoi
Replacements:16. Mugambi Kithamba 17. Kelvin Ronnoh 18. Michael Gitau 19. Elvis Oroko 20. Ian Mabwa 21. Timothy Makiya 22. George Okowa 23. Anthony Orege