KENYA CUP

Samuel Mbeche among six set for Impala debut against Quins

Impala hurdle in a past action. Photo Courtesy/Impala Media

Six players are set to make their debut at Impala Saracens as Head Coach Oscar Osir takes charge of his first match against Kenya Harlequins scheduled for RFUEA Grounds on Saturday 27 November.

Milton Omondi, Mark Maina have been promoted to the senior team from the junior side Swara and will start in the front-row alongside Kevin Rono. Billy Arigi and Ranier Omondi are in the second row.

Henry Rabach has also earned a promotion and will be in the back row together with captain Valentino Cosmas and Paul Mutsami. Veteran fly-half Nato Simiyu is set to feature in the match and will start alongside Sammy Kimakwa.

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Hannington Mmbaka and George Okowa are in the midfield. Derrick Kinyari will make his debut on the right-wing as Israel Soi and Quinto Ongo start on the left-wing and full-back respectively.

Former MMUST Rugby captain Samuel Mbeche and Kisumu’s Maurice Ochieng will make their debut off the bench.

Impala Saracens lost the last encounter 27-20 and will be hoping to avenge the defeat.

Impala Saracens:1.Milton Omondi* 2. Mark Maina* 3. Kevin Rono 4. Bill Arigi 5. Rainer Omondi 6. Henry Rabach* 7. Valentino Cosmas(C) 8. Paul Mutsami, 9. Sammy Kimakwa,10. Nato Simiyu 11.Israel Soi 12. Hannington Mmbaka,13. George Okowa,14. Derrick Kinyari* 15. Quinto Ongo (VC)

Replacements: 16. Emmanuel Seje 17. Nesta Okoch 18. Edwin Gatungo 19. Tariq Ngige 20. Maurice Ochieng* 21. James Mwangi 22. Johnson Waiganjo 23. Samuel Mbeche*

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