Omondi returns in team to face AFC Leopards

George Omondi will be starting against AFC Leopards in the SportPesa Shield third place playoff in the only change from the Mathare United draw

Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has named his team for the third place playoff in the SportPesa Shield, against AFC Leopards on Saturday 20th October at Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani starting 12pm.

The only change from the side that faced Mathare United in the last game, will see George Omondi named in place of the injured Omar Mbongi. Omondi will thus partner Boniface Andayi in central defence.

Injika benched

Oscar Injika will be on the bench, hoping to make his debut after returning from injury while Cylus Shitote also makes a return to the team and starts from the bench.

Team top scorer Elkvis Nandwa will be hoping to add to the 13 goals he has scored this season as he will be operating just behind Elijah Mwanzia, who got his first goal for the team in the 1 – 1 draw with Mathare United at the same venue in the last game.

Skipper James Saruni will be in goal while Bernard Ongoma will handle the defensive midfield roles.

There’s no place in the team for Cliff Kasuti, who is out on compassionate leave, while Oscar Wamalwa is out injured.

Defenders Hassan Mohamed, Geoffrey Kokoyo and forwards Mark Bikokwa and Justin Onuonga are also injured.

Starting XI: James Saruni (GK) (C), Hamisi Abdalla, George Omondi, Boniface Andayi, Oliver Ruto, Bernard Ongoma, Daniel Waweru, Churchill Muloma, Omar Boraafya, Elvis Nandwa, Elijah Mwanzia.

Subs: Timothy Odhiambo, Cylus Shitote, John Kago, Ibrahim Shambi, Masita Masuta, Enosh Ochieng, Oscar Injika.

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