Kenya Cup Champions KCB have once again made 11 changes to their squad ahead of the return leg assignment against Kenya Harlequins which will be staged at KCB Sports Club.
Ouko Patrick, James Ochieng, Nelson Nyandat, Shady Munoko, Felix Ojoo, Davis Chenge, Michael Wanjala, Shaban Ahmed, Esau Otieno, Tony Onyango and Elphas Otieno will not start this weekend, having been part of the win against Western Bulls last weekend.
Oscar Simiyu, Griffin Musila and Curtis Lilako are back to their usual front-row positions. Francis Mwita is also back to squad joining Oliver Mang’eni who has retained his slot. Brian Nyikuli and Steve Wamae come in the back row to partner Rocky Aguko.
Samuel Asati starts ahead of Michael Wanjala while Levy Amunga starts at fly-half for the first time since moving to the den.
Jacob Ojee and Mike Kimwele take care of the wings as Brian Omondi, Peter Kilonzo and Darwin Mukidza reclaim their slots in the starting 15. The bankers are targeting the seven straight win.
KCB: 1. Oscar Simiyu 2. Griffin Musila 3. Curtis Lilako 4. Francis Mwita 5. Oliver Mang’eni 6. Brian Nyikuli 7. Steve Wamae 8. Rocky Aguko 9. Samuel Asati 10. Levy Amunga 11. Jacob Ojee 12. Brian Omondi 13. Peter Kilonzo 14. Michael Kimwele 15. Darwin Mukidza
Replacements: 16. George Asin 17. Moses Amusala 18. Patrick Ouko 19. Nick Ongeri 20. Felix Ojoo 21. Michael Wanjala 22. Smith Muhoya 23. Elphas Adunga
ESS vs QUINS 1. Derrick Juma 2. James Ochieng . George Gichure 4. Mannaseh Oduor 5. Brian Munyali 6. Brodie Kagai 7. Elly Mukaizi 8. Jack Adero 9. Felix Wanjala 10. Stephen Osumba
11. Stafford Abekah 12. Esau Otieno (c) 13. George Maranga 14. Cabrine Muhanga 15. Isaac Njoroge
16. Francis Kariuki 17. Jerry Olola 18. Julius Karanja 19. Brezz Owiti 20. Joshua Mwangi 21. Yassin Yusuf 22. Collins Wanjala 23. Collins Ekesa