Kabras head coach Henly Du Plessis has made two changes to his squad that will host Mwamba RFC in a Kenya Cup scheduled for Kakamega Showground on Saturday 26 January.
Dan Sikuta will miss the clash against his former employers. Joseph Odero has also been left out of the squad. Their places will be filled by Charlton Mokua and Ephraim Odour.
Odour, Max Adaka and Asuman Mugerwa are in the front row. They will be supported by locks Brian Juma and Hillary Odhiambo. Mokua and George Nayambua will start as flankers with Claude Johannes taking the eighth-man role.
The halfback roles have Brian Tanga and Logan Basson while Fabian Olando will continue filling the blind wing. Paul Abuto will be on the open wing while Philip Wokorach is the fullback.
Mario Wilson and Nick Baraza are in the midfield. For the first time this season, Jacob Okumba has made it to the bench joining Habil Malika, Barry Robinson and Kevin Keegan.
Kabras are in a search of the eighth straight win which will see them surpass last seasons run of seven straight wins in the opening eight matches.
Kabras 1. Ephraim Odour, 2. Max Adaka (Captain) 3. Asuman Mugerwa, 4. Brian Juma, 5. Hillary Odhiambo. 6. George Nyambua, 7. Charlton Mokua, 8. Claude Johannes, 9. Brian Tanga (Vice-Captain), 10. Logan Basson, 11. Fabian Olando, 12. Nick Baraza, 13. Mario Wilson, 14. Paul Abuto 15. Philip Wokorach
Reserves: 16. Geoffrey Shitambasi, 17. Bramwell Mayaka, 18. Steve Ochieng, 19. Steve Olouch, 20. Barry Robinson, 21. Malika Habil, 22. Jacob Okumba, 23. Kevin Keagan
ESS :1. Hosea Ngesa 2. Eugene Sifuna 3. Hillary Mwajilwa 4. Eliphaz Emong’ (Captain) 5. Ben Onyango 6. Kelvin Kabole 7. Saidi Osieko 8. Jeanson Musoga 9. Dan Angwech 10. Jonah Kubo (Vice – Captain) 11. Malika Habil 12. Perminus Macharia 13. Johnstone Mungau 14. Martin Masika 15. Kelly Akeng’o
Reserves: 16. Ismael Njoroge 17. Bobby Kweya 18. Cecil Ambeyi 19. Felix Makokha 20. Washingtone Ombima 21. Bede Enonda 22. Wilson Omondi, 23. George Machacia