Ten changes for Kenya "A" ahead of Elgon Cup decider
19 June 2015, 12:02
Nairobi - Defending champions Kenya "A" have wrung the changes ahead of their Elgon Cup return fixture away to Uganda on Saturday.
Head Coach Mitch Ocholla has made a
total of ten changes, nine of these to the fifteen that started last
weekend’s 20-17 home result over the Rugby Cranes, making wholesome
changes in the front row and half back combinations.
Kabras Sugar's colossal prop Hillary
Mwanjilwa, his club mate Duncan Mwangi and KCB hooker Peter Kaaria start
ahead of McLanhan Sikuku, Francis Akatu and George Asin who have been
relegated to the bench.
Davis Makori gets the nod over Michael Gitau at lock where he will partner Philip Owuor.
Two try hero Charles Omondi starts from the bench, Nakuru’s Dalmus Chituyi slotting in at eighth man.
Felix Wanjala has been drafted into the
starting line up after missing out on last weekend's action, slotting in
at scrum half in place of Eden Agero who has been dropped from the
squad altogether while Pan Africa Strathmore Leos' Kenny Andola starts
at fly half, part of a tactical switch that sees Ken Moseti moved to
inside center with Brian Omondi dropping to the bench.
Duncan Abuyeka and Ian Minjire replace
Essau Otieno and Alvin Otieno at fullback and wing respectively while
Sammy Motari replaces William Mawira on the bench.
Speaking in Nairobi on Thursday morning,
Team Manager Newton Ong'alo said, " We're giving every player an
opportunity to have a feel of the game."
"There were also aspects of the game
that we struggled with and this is what informed the technical bench’s
decision in making these changes."
15. Duncan Abuyeka (Western Bulls), 14.
Ian Minjire (Resolution Impala Saracens), 13. Anthony Nyandigisi
(Resolution Impala Saracens), 12. Kennedy Moseti (KCB), 11. Cyprian Kuto
(Pan Africa Strathmore Leos), 10. Kenny Andola (Pan Africa Strathmore
Leos), 9. Felix Wanjala (KCB), 8. Dalmus Chituyi (Top Fry Nakuru), 7.
Edwins Makori (Top Fry Nakuru/Captain), 6. Stafford Abeka (KCB), 5.
Philip Owuor (Top Fry Nakuru), 4. Davis Makori (Resolution Impala
Saracens), 3. Duncan Mwangi (Kabras Sugar), 2. Peter Kaaria (KCB), 1.
Hillary Mwanjilwa (Kabras Sugar)
16.McLanhan Sikuku (Pan Africa
Strathmore Leos), 17. George Asin (KCB), 18. Francis Akatu (Mwamba), 19.
Michael Gitau (Pan Africa Strathmore Leos), 20. Charles Omondi (Pan
Africa Strathmore Leos), 21. Victor Wayodi (Mwamba), 22. Brian Omondi
(KCB), 23. Samuel Motari (Pan Africa Strathmore Leos)
Head Coach: Mitch Ocholla, Assistant Coach: Curtis Olago, Team Manager: Newton Ong’alo Physio: Joseph Kolli
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