Kokoyo starts as team for Shield opener is named

Geoffrey Kokoyo will be starting at the heart of defence when we take on Transmillan FC in the Shield opener

Defender Geoffrey Kokoyo is back in the team and a starter for that case, when Ulinzi Stars open their SportPesa Shield campaign against Transmillan FC in Kitale on Saturday 2nd June.

Kokoyo was missing from the team in the first leg as he undertook a military progression course in Nanyuki, and upon return he will team up with the youthful George Omondi at the heart of defence.

Hamisi Abdalla gets his first start of the season plying the right wing as Omar Mbongi handles the left side of defence with skipper James Saruni starting in goal and Daniel Waweru gets back to the starting team after missing the last two matches.

Mark Bikokwa

On the bench there is another returnee – Mark Bikokwa – who also missed the opening leg of the season as he undertook his courses in Isiolo.

Elvis Nandwa who has been in fine form lately makes up for the experienced reserves, alongside Masita Masuta and John Kago while Boniface Andayi will be hoping for his first game.

Starters: James Saruni (GK) (c), Hamisi Abdalla, Omar Mbongi, Geoffrey Kokoyo, George Omondi, Bernard Ongoma, Churchill Muloma, Cliff Kasuti, Daniel Waweru, Enosh Ochieng, Oscar Wamalwa.

Subs: Jacktone Odhiambo (GK), Boniface Andayi, John Kago, Ibrahim Shambi, Elvis Nandwa, Masita Masuta, Mark Bikokwa.

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