Abukuse back for Menengai Oilers ahead of Strathmore Leos clash

Menengai Oilers Dennis Abukuse in a past session. Photo Courtesy/Cmony Images.
Menengai Oilers Dennis Abukuse in a past session. Photo Courtesy/Cmony Images.

Menengai Oilers head coach Gibson Weru has announced his squad, making three changes for their date against Strathmore Leos in a Kenya Cup match slated for Nakuru ASK Grounds.

The match will see the return of Kenya 7s International Denis Abukuse who has been out due to a concussion.  Abukuse will partner with fellow Kenya 7s player John Okoth in the midfield, with OKoth moving to the outside centre as Johnstone Mung’au drops out.

Menengai Oilers back three

The back three is unchanged with Beldad Ogeta on the left wing, Alvin Khavoli on the right and Davis Nyaundi at full back. The halfback roles remain unchanged with Sam Onsomu and Abutwalib Wesonga.

Samuel Were stays at number eight while Chrispine Shitundo returns to the starting line-up as the club’s most capped player Brian Ndirangu drops to the bench. Jadha Abdon has earned his third start for the club on the blind side.

Captain Ibrahim Ayoo and Clinton Odhiambo are in the second while Vincent Mwikhali and Celestine Mboi are joined by Coleman Were.  Both Oilers and Strathmore Leos are unbeaten and will be keen to end on a high.


Menengai Oilers II squad to play against Strathmore Leos II has also been revealed.  Allan Ochieng starts as the loose head prop and Emmanuel Amadi is the tight head prop.

Hooker Reuben Njoroge joins them in the front row. Locks Charles Osgoo and Erick Omanga are in the second row.  Nixon Ochieng is the blind side flanker while James Asanga is the Open side flanker.

Kelvin Masibo will play at number 8. Scrum-half Amos Onyinkwa will coordinate with Tony Oketch who is the fly-half. The inside centre will consist of Captain Harold Anduvate and Debutant Kelvin Chebet will be the outside centre.

Carlvin Malewa is on the left wing, Michael Ochieng is the right winger while the fullback is Eugene Lubanga. Bench replacements feature another debutant who is Clarkson Keegan, Others are Keyin Mokoyani, Francis Atiti, Gregan Njenga, Wallace Onyango, Felix Njenga, Mintri Atitwa and Herbert Ochieng.


1. Celestine Mboi, 2.Coleman Were, 3. Vincent Mwikhali, 4. Ibrahim Ayoo, 5. Clinton Odhiambo, 6. Jardon Abdon, 7. Chrispin Shitundo, 8. Samuel Were, 9. Sam Onsomu, 10. Abutwalib Wesonga, 11. Beldad Ogeta, 12.John Okoth, 13. Dennis Abukuse 14. Alvin Khavoli, 15. David Nyaundi

16. Emmanuel Mulla, 17. Erick Miheso, 18 Desterious Ifedha, 19. Brian Ndirangu 20.Elkeans Musonye, 21. Andrew Odero, 22.Timothy Lugalia , 23. Steve Arunga

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