Kabras Head coach Carlos Katywa has made seven changes to his squad that will take on Mean Machine in a Kenya Cup match slated for Uon Grounds on Saturday 4:00 PM.
The coach has brought in seven Kenya Simbas players from the Repechage in Dubai for the Machine date, with six going straight into the starting lineup.
Simbas trio Ephraim Oduor, Teddy Akala, and Joseph Odero take on the roles of Hillary Mwanjilwa, Geoffrey Shitambasi, and Asuman Mugerwa in the front row.
Kenyan International Brian Juma returns to the lineup as well, partnering with Shem Angugo. Hillary Odhiambo will start alongside Thomas Simiyu as a flanker, with John Baraka and Patrick Lumumba paving the way.
Jeanson Musoga remains the eighth man. Another Kenyan International Brian Tanga returns to the scrum-half position, with Barry Robinson dropping to the bench. Valerian Tendwa will remain at fly-half.
Simbas centre Bryceson Agesa Adaka has been given a start in midfield alongside Habil Malika. The coach has retained Kenya Under-20 star Mathias Osimbo, but he has been moved to the right wing, with Paul Abuto moving to the bench.
Ntabeni Dukisa and Alfred Orege will continue to play in the back three. Simbas hooker Eugene Sifuna has been named as a sub.
Kabras has dominated this fixtures and have failed to score 40 plus points on one occasion in the last five meetings.
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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Kabras RFC squad for Machine clash:
1. Ephraim Oduor 2.Teddy Akala 3.Joseph Odero 4.Brian Juma 5.Shem Angugo 6.Hillary Odhiambo 7.Thomas Simiyu 8.Jeanson Musoga, 9. Brian Tanga 10.Valerian Tendwa 11.Alfred Orege 12. Habil Malik 13.Bryceson Adaka 14.Mathias Osimbo 15.Ntabeni Dukisa
Replacements: Eugene Sifuna, Hillary mwanjilwa, Asuman Mugerwa, Argwings Owino, Patrick Lumumba ,Barry Robinson, William Opaka, Paul Abuto