Kiyondi earns 1st start as Kisii RFC face Stallions in Nationwide Round 16

Kisii RFC players in a past match. PHOTO/Kisii RFC/Facebook

Kisii RFC head coach Lee Arstone has named his charges that will be out seeking a slot in the quarters over the weekend as they play Stallions in the Nationwide round of 16.

This is the first time since their relegation that the club is back in this stage. A win will be crucial for them as they will be remaining with only two games to book their slot in the championship where they were last in 2020.

Kisii RFC back line

There are some changes in the back line as Lee has made some reshuffles in his team.

Valentine Odoyo comes in at scrumhalf from his usual fly half replacing Ramadhan Mohammed who drops to the bench. Carlos Magara gets the nod to start at fly-half with Walter Aiko maintaining the full-back spot.

In midfield, the partnership of Clifford Nyabwari and Carillary Namare continues as inside and outside centers respectively. On the wings, Frank Mulesi maintains the left wing and Abiud Kiyondi gets his first start on the right wing.


The front row has captain Samson Mapesa as the hooker and Lucas Yogo and Emmanuel Amecha being the loose and tight head props.

The second row has the pairing of Eugene Omondi and Francis Barasa. Sean Calvin is the blind side flanker with Evans Makori being on the open side. Bob Onchong’a also gets his first start of the season at the number eight position.

Kisii RFC squad 

1. Lucas Yogo

2. Samson Mapesa (C)

3. Emmanuel Amecha

4. Eugene Omondi

5. Frank Baraza

6. Sean Calvin

7. Evans Makori (VC)

8. Bob Onchong’a

9. Valentine Odoyo

10. Carlos Magara

11. Francis Mulesi

12. Clifford Nyabwari

13. Carillary Namare

14. Abiud Kiyondi

15. Walter Aiko


16. Dancan Bosire

17. Ahmed Ismail

18. Collins Mokaya

19. Victor Gichana

20. Brian Murefu

21. Ramadhan Mohammed

22. Meshack Ryan

23. Edwin Omari


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