Menengai Oilers head coach Gibson Weru has made seven changes for their Kenya Cup clash against Western Bulls scheduled for Moi Showground in Nakuru on Saturday.
Edward Mwaura, Hughes Anjera, Edwin Abungana, Dalmus Chituyi, Samuel Were, Mark Kwemoi and Derrick Keyoga have paved way in the starting squad. Davis Nyaundi is back at fullback while Nickson Mogire and Timothy Okwemba are on the wings.
Emman Okwako and Austin Sikutwa have been paired in the midfield. Geoffrey Ominde earns his first start of the season and he will be at fly-half to partner with Andrew Odero.
Rodgers Audi has started at number eight where he will be supported in the back-row by Nickson Ochieng and Javan Ateh. Ateh keeps the captain’s armband.
Brian Ndirangu and Emmanuel Odera are in the second while Francis Atiti, Emmanuel Mulla and Vincent Mwikali will be front-rowers.
Oilers are eager to return to winning ways after last weekend’s defeat to Nakuru.
Oilers: 1. Francis Atiti 2. Emmanuel Mulla 3. Vincent Mwikali 4. Emmanuel Odera 5. Brian Ndirangu 6. Nickson Ochieng 7. Javan Ateh -c 8. Rodgers Audi 9. Andrew Odero 10. Geoffery Ominde 11. Nickson Mogire 12. Emman Okwako 13. Austin Sikutwa 14. Timothy Okwemba 15. Davis Nyaundi
Replacements: 16. Hillary Malweyi 17. Edward Mwaura 18. Ian Omoke 19. Edwin Abungana 20. Steve Ochieng 21. Kevin Mburu 22. Mark Kwemoi 23. Derrick Keyoga
Oilers II 1. Max baraka 2. Kelvin Mokoyani 3. Mike mare 4. Ibrahim Ayoo 5. Amadi Oluoch 6. Eric Mwangi 7. Gilbert Ochieng 8. Ian Mwau 9. Sydney Kitazi 10. Abutali Wesonga 11. Beldad Ogeta -c 12. Dennis Abukusi 13. Ibrahim Bobo 14. Brighton Maluki 15. Derrick Mbaire
16. Kevin Thuku 17. Ibrahim Anzere 18. Rashid Shimoka19. Meshark Otieno 20. Calvin Malewa 21. Steve Arunga 22. Roy Nandwa 23. Bonventure Wesonga