Ongoma, Otieno start as team for Sharks clash is named

Michael Otieno in action against Tusker in a past match. He will be starting in the flanks against Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday 31st March

Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has made his picks for the eighth match of the season, against Kariobangi Sharks at Camp Toyoyo on Saturday 31st March. The starting team will have three changes from the side that started against Posta Rangers in the last match.

Bernard Ongoma will start in midfield, taking up Boniface Onyango’s place then Michael Otieno will be replacing Oscar Wamalwa in the starting team as Elvis Nandwa starts as well, taking up Daniel Waweru’s place from the previous starting lineup.

Onyango and Waweru are named on the bench, while Wamalwa misses out and his place in the 18 – man team taken up by Enosh Ochieng who returns from injury.

First appearance

It will be Enosh’s first appearance in the team since the opening day of the season, when he scored in the 4 – 2 win over Zoo FC but limped off injured.

Cliff Kasuti, who scored in the last game, against Posta Rangers and went on to feature in two Kenya U23 national team friendly matches against Uzbekistan, gets his eighth straight start while his other compatriots in the Kenya U23 team, Ibrahim Shambi and Timothy Odhiambo are named on the bench.

As usual, James Saruni will lead the team out, and his defence will be marshalled by Hassan Mohamed, who also scored in the last match.

Starting Team: James Saruni (c), Brian Birgen, Oliver Ruto, George Omondi, Hassan Mohamed, Churchill Muloma, Bernard Ongoma, Cliff Kasuti, Michael Otieno, Elvis Nandwa, Masita Masuta.

Subs: Timothy Odhiambo (GK), Cylus Shitote, Benson Sande, Boniface Onyango, Enosh Ochieng, Daniel Waweru, Ibrahim Shambi.

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