Kenya Harlequins have announced their squad that will be in Kakamega for the Kenya Cup clash against Western Bulls at the Bull Ring on Saturday.
Coach Dominique Habimana has made five changes bringing in Melvin Thairu, Herman Humwa, Mark Omoding, Nick Ndegwa and Pius Shiundu for Ayub Kimutai, Roxy Suchi, Edward Shitanda, Eden Agero and Hassan Yassin.
Shiundu joins Dominic Osino and Jacob Okumba in the back three. Ndegwa starts at scrum-half while Lyle Asiligwa is back at fly-half. David Ambunya starts at the inside centre while Douglas Kahuri is on the outside centre.
Patrice Agunda is at number eight where he is joined by Humwa and Omonding. Mike Onsando and Lloyd Kopondo are in the second row. Thairu comes in the front-row where he will partner with Elisha Koronya and Brian Waraba.
Willy Ambaka and Hillary Baraza are on the bench. Quins will be eyeing an away win to avoid complicating their survival hopes.
Kenya Cup: 1,Elisha Koronya 2.Brian Waraba 3.Melvin Thairu 4. Lloyd Kopondo 5.Mike Onsando 6. Herman Humwa 7.Mark Omoding 8.Patrice Agunda – C 9.Nick Ndegwa 10.Lyle Asiligwa 11.Jacob Okumba 12.David Ambunya – VC 13.Douglas Kahuri 14.Pius Shiundu 15. Dominic Osino
Replacements: 16 .Boniface Ochieng 17.Mike Mugo 18 .Ayub Kimutai 19. David Ahawo 20. Hillary Barasa 21. Brighton Mwalawa 22. Mike Ochieng 23. Willy Ambaka
ESS: 1. Wilhite Mususi 2. Chris Nyanchiro 3. Khaidar Mohamed 4. Wayne Mungei 5. Zachary Imbiakha 6. Amos Maundu 7. Ainea Ndakwa 8. Daniel Nyamwaya 9. Kevin Njugi 10. Mark Onsando 11. Iddi Kakai 12. Mike Habashi 13. Dennis Otieno 14. Hassan Yassin 15. Brian Onyiego
Replacements: 16. Aaron Andati 17. Roy Wasike 18. Steve Biko 19. Allan Mukoya 20. Brian Wendo 21. Ambrose Curtis 22. Bruce Abungana 23. Brian Ogambi