MMUST Rugby have announced their squad that will play their first-ever Kenya Cup match against neighbours Kabras RFC at Kakamega Showground on Saturday at 4: 00 PM.
The Kakamega Derby will see nine players in the MMUST squad come up against their former employers Kabras RFC. Kevin Omondi, Gibson Kajilwa and Collins Ngoko have started in the front row, with Omondi and Kajilwa facing their former side for the first time in a competitive match since their exit.
Calvin Wabuyele, Venance Shikuba are set to start in the second row while Benson Mwata, Jadah Abdon, and Nelson Babu will be the loose forwards. The whole backline gets a chance to reunite with their former club with Derrick Okisai and Norbert Lumbwani retaining the scrum-half and fly-half roles.
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Timothy Mmasi starts at the inside centre following the absence of former captain Samuel Mbeche and John Bahati. His shift sees Elvis Amunya jump in at the outside centre. Claus Shirievo will take care of the left-wing as Martin Masika plays on the right-wing in the absence of injured Tyson Juma.
The fullback role will be held by Isaiah Mulongo. The bench has Michael Onyango, Mark Oluoch, Aggrey Javan, Austin Amukoa, Erick Cantona, Josephat Omulefu, Lameck Ambetsa and Paul Odongo.
1 Kevin Totty Omondi 2 Gibson Perez Kajilwa 3 Collins Ngoko 4 Calvin Wabuyele 5 Venance Shikuba 6 Benson Mwata 7 Jadah Abdon 8 Nelson Babu 9 Derrick Okisai 10 Norbert Lumbwani 11 Clause Shirievo 12 Timothy Mmasi 13 Elvis Amunya 14 Martin Masika 15 Isaiah Mulongo
Replacements: 16 Michael Onyango 17 Mark Oluoch 18 Aggrey Javan 19 Austin Amukoa 20 Erick Cantona 21 Josephat Omulefu 22 Lameck Ambetsa 23 Paul Odongo 24 Veron Kaburu 25 Paywick Munoko