Menengai Oilers head coach Gibson Weru has named his squad that will face off with league leaders Kabras RFC in a Kenya Cup set for Kakamega Showground on Saturday 12 January.
The coach has tasked Francis Atiti, Hughes Anjera and Rashid Shimoka with front row duties. His locks will be Chrispine Shitundo and Clinton Odhiambo.
Nickson Ochieng, Ian Mwau -who will be making his senior team debut and Aziz Annan will be in the in the back row.
The halfback roles will be held by Andrew Odero, and skipper Moses Arara. Emman Okwako and Eric Ombasa are in the midfield while Bildad Ogeta, Derrick Mbarire, and Derrick Keyoga will be in the backline.
The side will be hoping to cause an upset to the Sugarmen who are yet to drop points this season. Oilers have managed just one win in the opening five games of the season.
Oilers 1. Francis Atiti 2. Hughes Anjera 3. Rashid Shimoka 4. Chrispine Shitindo 5. Clinton Odhiambo 6. Nickson Ochieng 7. Ian Mwau* 8. Aziz Annan 9. Andrew Odero 10. Moses Arara – c 11. Bildad Ogeta 12. Emman Okwako 13. Eric Ombasa 14. Derrick Mbaire 15. Derrick Keyoga
Replacements 16. Hillary Malweyi* 17. Vincent Mwikali 18. Kevin Juma 19. Brian Ndirangu 20. Rodgers Audi 21. Amos Onyikwa 22. Theophilus Lusangalu 23. Antony kibet.
Oilers ll 1. Mike mare 2. Kelvin mukoyani 3. Vincent Oduor 4. Edwin Abungana 5. Jeff Memeti 6. Silus wafula 7. Gilbert Ochieng 8. Ibrahim Ayoo 9. Kevin Mburu c 10. Bonventure wesonga 11. Blastas Juma 12. Derrick Ludenyo 13. Austin sikutwa 14. Peter wanjala 15. Davis Nyaundi
Replacements 16. Kevin Thuku 17. Ken Oduor 18. Edwin Kimani 19. Steve Ochieng 20. Emmanu Kipchumba* 21. John mwangi 22. Abutali wesonga* 23. Nicholas Mogire.