Ulinzi Stars have made two changes to the team that will face Gor Mahia in the Round 31 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clash set for Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday 19 September. Following on the team's win over Wazito FC, head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has picked on defender Harun Mwale to replace Oliver Ruto who is not in the team altogether.
George Omondi will also get a start after spending the entire game on the bench against Wazito, and his return marks the first start in three matches, having been introduced as a late sub in the SportPesa Shield quarter final win over River Plate. He replaces Bernard Ongoma in this clash, with Ongoma named on the bench.
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Mwale will operate on the left in a defence line marshaled by Hassan Mohamed as the field captain with skipper James Saruni named on the bench. Hamisi Abdalla keeps his place on the right side of defence while Boniface Andayi gets a third straight start after getting his KPL debut in the last game, which came after the clash with River Plate in the SportPesa Shield.
Enosh Ochieng, who has enjoyed a fine spell lately, holds on to his place in the starting team while top scorer Elvis Nandwa is also included as Masita returns from injury but makes it to the bench.
Starting XI: Timothy Odhiambo (GK), Hamisi Abdalla, Hassan Mohamed (c), Boniface Andayi, Harun Mwale, George Omondi, Daniel Waweru, Ibrahim Shambi, Elijah Mwanzia, Elvis Nandwa, Enosh Ochieng.
Subs: James Saruni (GK), Cylus Shitote, Bernard Ongoma, Churchill Muloma, Omar Boraafya, Cliff Kasuti, Masita Masuta.
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