Levy Amunga and Stormy Odhiambo are named to start for Blak Blad’s Kenya Cup opening match against Nondies to be played on Saturday at UoN grounds from 2pm.
Amunga, last season’s second in scoring charts, starts at 10 as Odhiambo pairs Hassam Ali at centre. With Moses Begi and Franz Obudo having moved to Nondies, Acudius Khwesa and Ivan Chebo start at right wing and fullback.
Brian Waihinya starts at nine with regulars lock Mubarak Elkindy and flank Humphrey Litali retaining their slots.
Last season’s meeting between these two sides at Jamhuri Park saw Nondies claim a 30-12 win after they had won 29-11 at Kenyatta University.
In 2016, Blad 17-5 at home before drawing 7-7 at Jamhuri Park.
1. Chris Rabut 2. Edwin Mutoka 3. Dennis Nyakundi 4. Brian Njenga 5. Mubarak Elkindy 6. Humphrey Litali 7. Steve Odhiambo 8. Ian Obukwa 9. Brian Wahinya 10. Levy Amunga 11. Ryan Ario 12. Hassan Ali 13. Stormy Odhiambo 14. Acudius Khwesa 15. Ivan Chebo
16. Valentine Akwana 17. Givens Onyango 18. Hezron Seru 19. Bishop Chege 20. Collins Lwande 21. Dennis Mutethia 22. Felix Juma 23. Allan Ominde