Mean Machine have announced their squad that will entertain Kabras in a Kenya Cup match slated for University of Nairobi Grounds on Saturday.
The side’s captain Zacc Ondijo starts as the openside flanker with Jeffrey Owiti starting on the blindside. Brian Omondi will be the number eight.
The tight five has locks Bill Abuom and Dave Ojago, props Steve Okwiri and James Olouch and Adams Mugo who starts as hooker.
Victor Mwangi is the scrum-half with Favourite Kimathi starting at number 10. Emmanuel Sakwa and Brian Mutua will run in the midfield.
The back three consists of Bill Jeffords, Aurelies Claver and Simon Omondi . Machine started their campaign with an away trip to 2021/22 Kenya Cup runners up Menengai Oilers losing 72-6.
They face defending Champions Kabras who has dominated this fixture, winning all their previous Kenya Cup meetings. The last time the two sides face 0ff at UoN grounds was in the 2018/2019 season where Kabras won 41-22.
Kabras have dominated their matches against Machine in the Kenya Cup.
Machine came closest to winning this date on Nov 5, 2016, when they were edged 14-13 at the forest.
In 2018/2019 Kabras repelled Machine's second-half rally to win 41-22 in their previous match at Uon. pic.twitter.com/ZLtGDp3GOq
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Mean Machine squad
1. Steve okwiri 2. Adams mugo 3. James oluoch 4. Bill abuom 5. Dave ojago 6. Jeffrey owiti 7. Zacc ondijo 8. Brian omondi 9. Victor mwangi 10. Favourite kimathi 11. Bill Jeffords 12. Emmanuel sakwa 13. Brian mutua 14. Aurelius claver 15. Simon omondi
16. Brian makaya 17. Dancun maina 18. George mutuku 19. Paul nyaemo 20. Onyanga tall 21. Darwin Davis 22. Denson wanjala 23. Isacc ligalia