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Mwamba slot in Injera, Oilers name Ombassa
By Eric Njiru | Fri 14 Dec, 2018 13:03
Kenya 7s international Collins Injera is set to make his seasonal debut for Mwamba RFC against Menengai Oilers in the 5th round of the 2018/19 Kenya Cup on Sat Dec 15, 2018, at RFUEA Grounds. 

Injera starts at open-side with Kisia Louis on the blindside flank. The Kenya 7s speedster missed the opening rounds of the Kenya Cup as he was in France with the Kenya Simbas for 2019 Rugby World Cup qualification. He is available for selection by Kulabu before he returns to Kenya 7s in January. 

Daniel Taabu, who was at Dubai and Cape Town 7s with Kenya 7s, makes the bench. 

According to Mwamba Media, there’s a slight tweak in the backline as Greg Odhiambo moves outside the centre to blind wing in place of Felix Otieno who drops to the bench. Michael Agevi has recovered from a thigh muscle injury and will partner skipper Brad Owako in midfield. Eliakim Kichoi and Ronnie Omondi complete the back three.

Menengai Oilers will be seeking to win their first match in Nairobi and head coach Gibson Weru has recalled hooker Hughes Anjera and winger Derrick Mbaire. 

Speaking to Raga House earlier this week, Weru said: "Mwamba will be a tough opponent without a doubt they are a good side, very unpredictable so that's an area we have to prepare for."

"If you look at Mwamba and the games they have played, those ones they have lost marginally they are a side that likes running kind of rugby so we should prepare that be able to counter that. We have to keep possession to come out with something."

Kenya 7s international Eric Ombassa starts from the bench as well as Moses Arara, Andrew Odero, Vincent Oduor, Chrispine Shitindo, Rodgers Audi, Kelvin Mokoyani among others. 

Going to matchday five, Mwamba and Oilers are separated by only one points with Kulabu sitting eigth with seven points while the Kenya Cup debutants are 10th with six. 

1.Deus Mudaki 2.Tom Soteri 3.Yuko James 4.Gideon Mbithi 5.George Omolla 6.Kisia Louis 7.Injera Collins 8.Tony Owuor (VC) 9.Martin Oyugi 10.Tony Omondi 11.Greg Odhiambo 12.Brad Nashon (c) 13. Mike Agevi 14.Eliakim Kichoi 15.Ronnie Omondi 

16.Kimulu Dennis 17.Yuko Alfred 18.Wycliffe Muema 19.Steve Wangondu 20. Steve Sikuta 21.Eugene Nzioka 22.Felix Otieno 23. Daniel Taabu

Menengai Oilers
1. Rashid shimoka 2. Hughes Anjera 3. Francis Atiti 4. Emmanuel Odera 5. Clinton odhiambo 6. Nickson Ochieng 7. Harold Ojango 8. Aziz Annan
9. Amos Onyikwa 10. Theophilus Lusangalu 11. Bildad Ogeta 12. Emman Okwako 13. Antony Kibet 14. Derrick Mbaire 15. Derrick keyoga 

16. Kelvin Mokoyani 
17. Vincent Mwikali 18.  Vincent Oduor 19. Chrispine shitindo 20. Rodgers Audi 21. Andrew Odero 22. Moses Arara 23. Eric Ombasa.
Eric Njiru
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