KCB have declared their match day 23 for Saturday’s Kenya Cup semifinal against Resolution Impala Saracens at the KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka.
Head Coach Curtis Olago has elected to go with the familiar as the bankers look to overcome the Sarries and move a step closer to a successful title defense.
Nick Ongeri and Oliver Mang’eni partner at second row with the triumvirate of former Simba captain Brian Nyikuli, Davis Chenge and Peter Waitere linking up in the backrow. Oscar Simiyu, Peter Karia and skipper Curtis Lilako start in the front row.
Olago will again count on the halfback pairing of scrumhalf Mike Wanjala and flyhalf Shaban Ahmed who will be tasked with delivering clean ball for the midfield pairing of Brian Omondi and Peter Kilonzo.
Jacob Ojee, Darwin Mukidza and Adrian Opondo round off the bankers back three.
Arthur Owira, back from sevens duty with Shujaa, starts this game from the bench which also features Griffin Musila, Nelson Nyandat, Moses Amusala, Felix Ojow, Martin Owila, Marlin Mukolwe and Ken Moseti.
KCB15. Darwin Mukidza, 14. Adrian Opondo, 13. Peter Kilonzo, 12. Brian Omondi, 11. Jacob Ojee, 10. Shaban Ahmed, 9. Mike Wanjala, 1. Oscar Simiyu, 2. Peter Karia, 3. Curtis Lilako (c), 4. Nick Ongeri, 5. Oliver Mang’eni, 6. Davis Chenge, 7. Brian Nyikuli, 8. Peter Waitere REPLACEMENTS 16. Griffin Musila, 17. Nelson Nyandat, 18. Moses Amusala, 19. Martin Owila, 20. Felix Ojow, 21. Marlin Mukolwe, 22. Ken Moseti, 23. Arthur Owira