In Summary
  • Homeboyz will be out to avenge their 22-17 loss to the sugar millers in last year’s Kenya Cup semi-finals at Jamhuri Park show ground.
  • Homeboyz are enjoying a 4-3 record against Charles Cardovillis’s side.

There will be no love lost when Homeboyz confront 2016 champions Kabras Sugar in a crunch Kenya Cup match at Kakamega show ground on Saturday.

Homeboyz, who are enjoying a 4-3 record against Charles Cardovillis’s side, will be out to avenge their 22-17 loss to the sugar millers in last year’s Kenya Cup semi-finals at Jamhuri Park show ground.

Homeboyz head coach Paul “Pau” Murunga has opted to stick to the side that beat Mwamba 29-14 in their last outing, only beefing up his bench with centre Max Kang’eri.

Cardovillis has been forced to replace injured hooker Coleman Were and inside centre Johnston Mungau with Geoffrey Shitambasi and Ugandan international Pius Ogena respectively.

OGENA SET FOR KABRAS BOW

Ogena is making his debut for Kabras, who will also see the return of centre Fabian Olando to the bench from injury.

“We expect an all-out battle both at forwards and backline,” said Murunga. “I have a better and stronger bench than the previous matches. Besides Kang’eri, a former Kenyan Under-20 international, William Diffu has also been drafted into the Deejay’s bench.

Cardovillis is aware of the kind of battle the Deejays will spin in Kakamega hence his intend to tighten the set pieces just like they did against Impala Saracens, a match the sugar millers won 33-17 last weekend.

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