Menengai Oilers boss Gibson Weru has named his squad that will take on Mwamba RFC in a Kenya Cup match set for Nakuru ASK Showground on Saturday.
Javan Ateh gets the first Kenya Cup to start having stayed out last season and in the 2017/18 season nursing injuries on his right and left knees. New signings Dalmus Chituyi, Mark Kwemoi and Geoffrey Ominde have been drafted on the bench and they will make a cameo debut.
Ateh will partner with Chrispine Shitindo in the second row while Kenya Under 20 ace Edward Mwaura, Kelvin Mukoyani and Vincent Mwikali will lead the attack. The back row consists of Nickson Ochieng, Samuel Were and Rodgers Audi.
Andrew Odero and Moses Arara are halfbacks while Austin Sikutwa and Emman Okwako play in the midfield. The back three has Nickson Mogire, Timothy Okwemba and Derric Keyoga. Oilers will be seeking to bounce back to winning ways having lost the last game before the Kenya Cup break.
OILERS: 1. Edward Mwaura 2. Kelvin Mokoyani 3. Vincent Mwikali 4. Javan Ateh 5. Chrispine shitindo-c 6. Nickson Ochieng 7. Samuel Were 8. Rodgers Audi 9. Andrew Odero 10. Moses Arara- vc 11. Nickson Mogire 12. Emman Okwako 13. Austin Sikutwa 14. Timothy Okwemba 15. Derrick Keyoga
Replacements: 16. Hughes Anjera 17. Francis Atiti 18. Emmanuel Mulla 19. Brian Ndirangu 20. Dalmus Chituyi* 21. Geoffery Ominde * 22. Mark Kwemoi* 23. Davis Nyaundi
Oilers ll 1. Rashid shimoka 2. Kevin Thuku 3. Davis Amunga 4. Ibrahim Ayoo 5. Emmanuel Odera – c 6. Edwin Abungana 7. Ian Mwau 8. Steve Ochieng 9. Kevin Mburu 10. Abutali Wesonga 11. Ibrahim Bobo 12. Derrick Ludenyo 13. Steve Arunga 14. Brighton Maluki 15. Derrick Mbaire
Rpelacements 16. Anthony Omoke 17. Ibrahim Anzere 18. Eric Mwangi 19. Meshark Otieno 20. Gilbert ochieng 21. Amos Onyinkwa 22. Bonventure wesonga 23. Anthony Kibet.