Nato Simiyu is named at flyhalf for Impala’s Kenya Cup quarterfinal against Ngong road derby rivals Kenya Harlequin at RFUEA on Saturday from 4pm, LIVE on Bamba Sport.
It is the first time this season that Nato has been given the No 10 jersey with both Sammy Oliech and Xavier Bett starting from the bench.
The former Kenya international flyhalf started in the 71-19 Enterprise Cup win over Mwamba and has also played couple of ESS matches.
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Skipper Samson Onsomu starts ahead of Bett with Eric Kerre and Davis Makori forming a solid second row. The rest of backline has Quinto Oongo and Bill Omondi on the wings, Antony Nyandigisi and Ishmael Mokaya at midfield while Antony Odhiambo is at fullback.
Former Kenya U19 captain Tyson Okoth will be joined by former Leos’ Elkeans Musonye and Joel Omer at flank.
Last meeting between Quins and Impala ended 24-37 in favour of Quins -played at Impala.
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.
Impala Saracens starting 23 against Quins
15.Antony Odhiambo 14.Quinto Oongo 13.Antonty Nyandigisi 12.Ishamael Mokaya 11.Bill Omondi 10.Nato Simiyu 9.Samson Onsomu
1.Steve Juma 2.Daniel Ndome 3.Saul Kivumbi 4.Davis Makori 5.Eric Kerre 6.Elkeans Musonye 7.Tyson Okoth 8.Joel Omer
16.Edgar Obino 17.Soita Wekesa 18.Eric Kopondo 19.Paul Mutsami 20.Xavier Bett 21.Sammy Oliech 22.Bradley Ochieng 23.Kelvin Ronnoh
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)