Homeboyz have effected seven changes to their squad that will be in action against Nondies in the Jamhuri Derby on Saturday at Jamhuri Grounds.
Alvin Otieno and Bush Mwale miss out having been drafted to the 13-man squad for Hamilton 7s with the National team while Thomas Okidia, Wallace Onyango have been omitted with the latter being injured.
Meshack Akenga, Aaron Khalechi, Stanley Isogol have dropped to the bench. Youngsters Joseph Amalemba, Bruce Shiemi and Abel Matanda head straight to the starting lineup and they will lead the forwards in the front row.
Charles Omondi shifts to partner with Polycarp Odhiambo in the second row while Eliphaz Emong and Joshua Chisanga join Roy Wesonga in the back-row.
The halfback partnership remains unchanged with Mohammed Omollo starting at scrum-half and Ervin Asena at fly-half.
Leonard Mugaisi and Collins Shikoli will cover the voids left by Mwale and Otieno on the wings as Max Kangeri and Bob Muhati enjoy another start in the midfield.
Emmanuel Mavala, Zeden Marrow, Jan Remke are part of the bench.
Homeboyz: 1.Joseph Amalemba 2.Bruce Shiemi 3.Abel Matanda 4.Charles Omondi 5.Polycarp Odhiambo 6.Roy Wesonga, 7. Joshua Chisanga, 8.Eliphaz Emong 9.Mohammed Omollo, 10.Ervin Asena 11.Leonard Mugaisi 12.Max Kangeri 13.Bob Muhati 14.Collins Shikoli 15.Michael Wanjala
Replacements: 16.Aaron Khalechi 17.Elfas Etemesi 18. Meshack Akenga 19.Emmanuel Mavala 20. Stanley Isogol 21.Augustine Lugonzo 22.Jan Remke 23.Zeden Marrow
TEAM NEWS ❗Emong, Etemesi, Shikoli and Remke all make the match day squad replacing Okidia and Wallace (🚨injured🚨) and Otieno and Mwale (🇰🇪on national duty🇰🇪) as we face Nondies in our #KenyaCup round eleven fixture.#TheBoyzAreInTown #FueledByUSN pic.twitter.com/42yaqGmgcd
— Homeboyz Rugby (@HomeboyzRugby) January 17, 2020