KCB change 11 for Western Bulls clash, Chenge & Ojee start

Kenya Cup defending Champions KCB have made 11 changes for the clash against Western Bulls set for the Bull Ring in Kakamega County on Saturday.

Oscar Sorano, Curtis Lilako, Nick Ongeri, Martin Owillah, Samuel Asati, Stafford Abeka, Brian Omondi, George Maranga, Mike Kimwele and Darwin Mukidza who travelled to Kisumu will not be part of the squad to Kakamega. Steve Wamae, on the other hand, has dropped to the bench.

Hooker James Ochieng has maintained his slot while changes in the tight five have seen  Patrick Ouko and Nelson Nyandat replace Sorano and Lilako. Shaddy Munoko and Oliver Mang’eni have come in to fill Ongeri and Owillah’s voids.

Former Western Bulls forward Davis Chenge is back to the squad after last weekend’s absence and he captains the side  in the absence of Lilako. Chenge starts at number-eight while Rocky Aguko has moved to the open flank with Felix Ojoo retaining his place at the blindside.

Michael Wanjala returns to scrum-half to partner with Shaban Ahmed. Changes in the midfield Esau Otieno partnering with Peter Kilonzo. In the back three, Jacob Ojee, Tony Onyango and Elphas Otieno have replaced Abeka, Kimwele and Mukidza.

KCB are eyeing the 11th win of the season.

KCB Squad:  1. Ouko Patrick  2.James Ochieng 3. Nelson Nyandat  4. Shady Munoko  5. Oliver Mangeni  6. Felix Ojoo 7. Rocky Aguko 8. Davis Chenge (C)  9. Michael Wanjala  10. Shaban Ahmed 11. Jacob Ojee  12. Esau Otieno  13. Kilonz0 Peter  14. Tony Onyango  15. Elphas Otieno

Replacements: 16. George Asin 17. Amusala Moses  18. Juma Derrick  19. Brody Kagia  20. Wamae Steve  21. Mukaisi Elly  22. Felix Wanjala  23. Collins Wanjala

ESS  1. Julius Karanja  2. Brezz Owiti 3. Jerry Olola 4. Mannaseh Oduor 5. Brian Munyali 6. Paul Ombwayo 7. Ray Lilako  8. Jack Adero 9. Marlin Mukolwe (C)  10. Stephen Osumba 11. Edwin Salamba  12. Lukes Obonyo  13. Eugene Sirima 14. Cabrine Muhanga  15. Joshua Mwangi

Replacements: 16. Francis Kariuki 17. Edwin Otieno  18. Yasin Yusuf  19. Collins Ekesa  20. Joel Mwangi  21. Smith Muhoya 22. Bill Clinton Humwa 23. Adrian Opondo

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