Minimal changes for closing day test

South Coast Pirates make minimal changes for this Saturday's Championship encounter against Egerton University, James Mnala starting at scrum half and Habib Zuga at fullback in the only alterations from the previous starting line up.

The selectors, Kenny Andola and Lawrence Buyachi have kept faith in a majority of the lads who featured during the 23-22 defeat to Kisumu as the team seeks to wrap up the league phase with an improvement away from home.

Pirates travel to Njoro on the back of an away streak that has yet to produce a win since beating JKUAT in round six and will be hoping the consistency in selection plays a key role if we are to pick up what would be our seventh win this season.

As a result, the pack remains unchanged and will be marshaled around the park by Mnala who returns after sitting out due to school commitments. Charles Okwemba will lead the side from open side flank with Henry Ochanjo and Charles Tendwa filling the number six and eight roles respectively.

Ochanjo, along with hooker Joseph Kariuki will make their first away starts this season.

In the back line, the inclusion of Zuga in the starting lineup sees Joseph Musyoki move out to the left wing as Luka Amani settles for a bench spot while twin brother Marco starts at 14.

Teenage flyhalf William Kyalo will look to create opportunities for Kelvin Amiani and Steve Bosire to finish off in midfield.

Team to play Egerton Wasps

  • 1. Clinton Machero
  • 2. Joseph Kariuki
  • 3. Timothy Osija
  • 4. Emmanuel Taura
  • 5. Ken Wambua
  • 6. Henry Ochanjo
  • 7. Charles Okwemba - Captain
  • 8. Charles Tendwa
  • 9. James Mnala
  • 10. William Kyalo
  • 11. Joseph Musyoki
  • 12. Kevin Amiani
  • 13. Steve Bosire
  • 14. Marko Amani
  • 15. Habib Zuga


  • 16. Dominic Atira
  • 17. Daniel Mwadime
  • 18. Peter Ochieng
  • 19. Renny Yeye
  • 20. Ibrahim Kanyi
  • 21. Luka amani
  • 22. Ali Tosha
  • 23. Scotty Lugara
  • 24. Cliff Odhiambo
The Team

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