Eden Agero has been named at fly-half for the Kenya Harlequin’s Kenya Cup quarterfinal against Impala Saracens at RFUEA Grounds on Saturday.
Agero has been with the Kenya 7s for Hong Kong and Singapore 7s legs of the World Sevens Series and this sees Lyle Asiligwa start at fullback.
In all there are eight changes from the side that beat Nondies on the last day of the regular season. Brian Obwaya and Edward Oseko return in place of Frank Khalwale and Melvin Thairu(bench) while Tony Mutai will pair Mike Onsando at lock as Da Suchi is un-involved.
Peter Misango starts from the bench alongside Edward Shitanda, Daudi Semwami, Hilary Baraza and Eric Shikuku among others.
“The work has been done and I'm confident the boys will produce the goods tomorrow,” said Quins head coach Charles Cardovillis.
Last meeting between Quins and Impala ended 24-37 in favour of Quins -played at Impala. However, Cardovillis is aware of Impala’s second half performance on that day but says this will be different.
“We are not looking back. It's playoff time, winner takes all.”
They met at exactly this point last season at Impala and it was the home side who claimed a 34-18 win to go ahead and meet KCB in semis.
Match official Linus Kinuthia will take charge of this Ngong road derby from 4pm. Kinuthia will be assisted by Peter Leo and Adrian Munyua as both Impala and Quins seek a ticket to meet KCB at KCB Sports Club.
Kenya Harlequins Matchday 23
1. Brian Obwaya 2. Edward Oseko 3. Paul Kioko 4. Mike Onsando 5. Tony Mutai 6. Patrice Agunda (C) 7. Herman Humwa 8. Kevin Angote 9. Dominic Osino 10. Eden Agero 11. William Ambaka 12. Frank Wanyama 13. David Ambunya (Vc) 14. Aluda Beda 15. Lyle Asiligwa
16. Brian Waraba 17. Elisha Koronya 18. Melvin Thairu 19. Hilary Baraza 20. Peter Misango 21. Edward Shitanda 22. Erick Shikuku 23. Daudi Semwami
Recent meeting between Impala and Quins
Impala 24 Quins 37 - Jan 26th 2019 (Impala)
Impala 34 Quins 18 - Mar 10th 2018 (Top 6 Playoff, Impala)
Quins 8 Impala 10 - Jan 20th 2018 (RFUEA)
Quins 36 Impala 26 - Jan 28th 2017 (RFUEA)
Impala 10 Quins 28 - Dec 3rd 2016
Quins 25 Impala 23 - Jan 30th 2016 (RFUEA)
Impala 22 Quins 29 - Nov 21st 2015 (Impala)
Quins 22 Impala 33 - Nov 22nd 2014 (RFUEA)