Kenya Harlequins boss Charles Cardovillis has named his squad that will take on Menengai Oilers at RFUEA Grounds on Saturday 16 March.
Midseason signing James McGreevy – a Kenya Under 20 player, who has featured for the Eric Shirley Shield side on several occasion is set to make a run in senior debut as he has been named on the bench.
Eric Shikuku makes his first Kenya Cup start this season as he joins Daudi Semwani and Iddi Kakai who have been deployed on the wings.
Jasper Ochen and David Ambunya form the midfield partnership with Eden Agero and Dominic Osino starting as half-backs.
The tight five has Brian Obwaya, Boniface Ochieng, Ayub Kimutai, George Odipo and Hillary Baraza. The lose forwards include Patrice Agunda, Edward Shitanda and captain Peter Misango.
Quins lost to Oilers 14-8 in Nakuru and will be keen to win then clash to keep their hopes of finishing among the top three sides.
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Kenya Harlequins: 1. Brian Obwaya 2. Bonface Ochieng 3. Ayub Kimutai 4. George Odipo 5. Hilary Baraza 6. Patrice Agunda 7. Edward Shitanda 8. Peter Misango – C 9. Dominic Osino 10. Eden Agero 11. Daudi Semwami 12. Jasper Ochen 13. David Ambunya (Vc) 14. Iddi Kakai 15. Erick Shikuku
Replacements: 16. Frank Kalwale 17. Elisha Koronya 18. Melvin Thairu 19. Mike Onsando 20. Kevin Angote 21. Lyle Asiligwa 22. James McGreevy* 23. Pius Shiundu
ESS: 1. Steve Biko 2. Brian Waraba 3. Roy Wasike 4. Roxy Dan Suchi (VC) 5. Wayne Mung’ei 6. Levi Masika 7. Javis Bandi 8. Brighton Mwalawa 9. Hezbon Kegoko 10. Smith Muhoya (C) 11. Dennis Otieno 12. Alex Olaba 13. Dennis Muhanji 14. Mike Ochieng 15. William Reeve
Replacements: 16. Martin Lugalia 17. Hudson Adiema 18. Mike Mugo 19. Ian Mambo 20. Amos Maundu 21. Nicholas Ndegwa 22. Douglas Kahuri 23. Victor Olilo