After their disappointing loss to Mean Machine last season in the semis, South Coast Pirates are back to the last four as they hope to qualify for Kenya Cup despite a tough clash against Nondies on Saturday.
Pirates head Coach Kevin Amiani has announced his 24-man squad that will play on Saturday against the Rangers with his side boosted by Ali Rashid and Steve Bosire return from injury.
In the front row, Timothy Osaji will be the loose-head prop, Idd Gaguma will be the hooker and Evans Mwakio will be the tight-head prop.
The second row will have Collince Kabayo and Ellis Gitonga as the locks. Cliphod Odhiambo will be the blind-side flanker and Charles Okwemba as the Open-side Flanker. Ibrahim Nyongesa will be the last man at the scrum with the No.8 Jersey.
Rashid goes straight to the first 15 to be the starting scrum half and will play along with Joseph Musyoki who will be the fly half. Deven Abuga together with Charles Tendwa will be at the inside and outside centre respectively.
The back three will have the two wingers with Bakari Hassan having the No.11 Jersey and Antony Obonyo with the No.14 Jersey together with Ken Omaset at the fullback.
Pirates suffered a 22-17 lose to Nondies when they last met and will be keen to overturn the result. A win will see them reach the Kenya Cup for the first time in history.
SOUTH COAST PIRATES:
:1.Timothy Osaji 2.Idd Gaguma 3. Evans Mwakio 4.Collins Kabayo 5. Ellis Gitonga 6. Cliphord Odhiombo 7. Charles Okwemba 8. Ibrahim Nyongesa 9. Ali Rashid, 10. Joseph Musyoki 11. Bakari Hassan 12. Deven Abuga 13. Charles Tendwa 14. Antony Abonyo 15. ken Omaset
RESERVES:16. Derrick mambili 17. Jimmy Wekesa 18. Richard Amaye 19. Kenneth Cheti 20. Nick Omodo 21. Sammy Kimakwa 22. Emmanuel mwinamo 23. Steven Bosire 24 . Robin Lihugu.