Moi Arsonists head coach Ali Mbaraka has named his side that will challenge Eldoret RFC for Northern Rift derby as they set sight for Championship.
Kevin wanyonyi returns as starting lock after suffering a knee injury while Collins Mutwiri as openside flanker replaces valentine Obote who experienced concussion worries during training.
A position switch sees Derrick Kinyari starting at blindside wing after Kelvin Masibo from injury retains the number twelve jersey partnering Eugene Omondi for midfield duo while Janes Waweru starts at flyhalf.
Junior Mwenda, Moi Arsonists captain, believes North Rift derby will be a hard nut to crack and they are working to get back to Championship.
‘This is our toughest match against Eldoret since its a North Rift derby we will be expecting a tough match. We are working hard to get back to Championship.’
Moi Arsonists vs Eldoret Rfc 23, February 2019
Starting XV: 1.Callisto Otieno 2.Solomon Mukamba 3.Emannuel Amadi 4.Brain Asoro 5.Kevin wanyonyi 6.Collins Mutwiri Nkonge 7.Solomon Ngoya 8.Brandon Opiyo 9.Brian Chemase 10.James waweru 11.Derrick Kinyari 12.Kelvin Masibo 13.Eugene Mondlane Omondi 14.Jeremy Opis V.Captain 15.Junior Mwenda Captain
Replacements: 16.Thaddaues Mwangangi 17.Martin Mwendwa 18.Jacton Migowe Odhiambo 19.Joseph kimani 20.Kenan Masinde 21.Melvin Juma 22.Hudson Mwanda 23.Stanley Munyula 24.Ted Nehemiah 25.Tony Khadambi 26.Michael Ochieng