Hungry South Coast Pirates eager to stop Impala

South Coast Pirates in a past event. Photo Courtesy/KRU
South Coast Pirates in a past event. Photo Courtesy/KRU

South Coast pirates Head Coach Kevin Amiani has effected three changes in his team that will take on former Kenya Cup side Impala RFC in a KRU Championship fixture set for Seacrest Grounds Diani,3pm.

The first change sees Timothy Osaji making a return to the starting team as Loose head prop, replacing Ferdy Munga who drops to the bench, and will be joined in the front row by Kenya u20 international Idd Ganguma (hooker) and Mwakio Evans who will be the tight-head prop.

The second change has Kenneth Cheti dropping to the bench, Elias Gitonga starts in the second row and will pair Collins Kabayo.

Amiani has retained skillful skipper and last weekends try scoring duo of Charles Okwemba and Cliphod Odhiambo Ronald for the 9th game in a row and will complete the back roww tasks as blind side and open side flankers respectively. Ibrahim Nyongesa has been tasked with eighth man role.

The third and last change is at the play control room,with regular Halfback Ali Rashid being ruled out for one month due to injury,his place has been allocated to Sammy Kimakwa, Joseph Musyoki will start at flyhalf.

In the lead to hunt tries is Bakari Hassan on the left wing, and Anthony Abonyo on the right.

The midfield has Devin Abuga and Charles Tendwa. Ken Omaset will control the full back role.

The hot seat has the likes of Jeremy Andati,David Watts,Peter Ghati, Richard Amaye and Kenneth Cheti who will be seeking to make their impact off the bench.

With two games to go, the Pirates will be out to bag maximum points and increase the margin between them and Impala who currently sits fifth on the log.

In their quest to win a home semis,pirates goes to the match knowing a bonus point win will potentially take them to 35 points, or 34 points without the bonus.

Impala who are coming from three back to backs win will be keen to stretch their run, knowing very well a win on their will draw them level with Pirates if they register a bonus point win and deny the Pirates a losing bonus.

This would lift them to 30 points, and fourth place due to their superior points difference.

Pirates will then remain will the last assignment which will be against Daystar university away.


1 Timothy Osaji
2 Idd Ganguma
3 Evans Mwakio
4 Collins Kabayo
5 Ellis Gitonga
6 Cliphord Odhiombo
7 Charles Okwemba
8 Ibrahim Nyongesa
9 Sammy Kimakwa
10 Joseph Musyoki
11 Bakari Hassan
12 Deven Abuga
13 Charles Tendwa
14 Antony Abonyo
15 Ken Omaset

16 Jeremy Andati
17 Derrick mambili
18 Jimmy Wekesa
19 Richard Amaye
20 Nick Omodo
21 David Watts
22 Kenneth Cheti
23 Mwinyi Juma
24 Peter ghati

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