Coastal outfit Bandari will take on Sofapaka at the Narok Stadium in their first match of the 2018 Kenya Premier League (KPL) season on Sunday 4 February. David King'atua starts in attack after his return from Sweden.
In goal, new signing Faruk Shikalo has been given the nod ahead of Joseph Okoth.
Shikalo a new arrival from Posta Rangers will be hoping to cement the position that has been vacated by former Kenyan international Wilson Obungu who is now a member of the technical bench.
In defence Nicholas Mejja, roped in from Nakumatt will provide cover alongside Fred Nkata, Bernard Odhiambo and Felly Mulumba.
Collins Agade, Keegan Ndemi and Anthony Wambani will line up in midfield.
Burly striker Wycliffe Ochomo, another new arrival from Kakamega Homeboyz will have to contend with a slot on the bench.
Starting XI: Faruk Shikalo (GK), Nicholas Mejja, Fred Nkata, Benard Odhiambo, Felly Mulumba, Collins Agade, Keegan Ndemi, Anthony Wambani, Shaban Kenga, David King'atua, Hassan Abdalla
Subs: Joseph Okoth (GK), Mohammed Siraj, Hassan Iddi, Wilberforce Lugongo, Joshua Oyoo, Wycliffe Ochomo, John Avire