After nine appearances on the bench, defender Edwin Buliba has earned his first start, finally, for Nairobi City Stars under head coach Sanjin Alagic.
The patient lad has been named to start ahead of Kevin Chumsy Okumu at right back as Simba wa Nairobi takes on host Vihiga United in a National Super League (NSL) round 22 tie at Mumias Complex on Sunday 26 January 2020.
Other than Buliba, there are three other changes to the last squad that faced off with Vihiga Bullets last weekend.
Peter Pinchez Opiyo who only received his clearance to feature for City Stars last Friday starts ahead of utility forward Azizi Okaka.
Tactical changes sees the returning Elvis Ojiambo, who was suspended for the last game, start ahead of Charles Chale Otieno.
Davis Agesa who missed the last two games due to a knee discomfort replaces Gambian striker Ebrima Sanneh in the final change.
Save for the four changes, the rest of the squad remains as. Ezekiel Odera, David Gateri and keeper Jacob Osano are the options on the bench.
Starting lineup against Vihiga United
23. Levis Opiyo, 4. Salim Abdalla, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 8. Calvins Masawa, 12. Edwin Buliba, 30. Antony Kimani (Captain), 17. Peter Opiyo, 21. Oliver Maloba, 2. Elvis Ojiambo, 8. Jimmy Bageya, 11. Davis Agesa
Subs: 3. Charles Otieno,28. Kevin Okumu, 32. Ezekiel Odera, 16. Jacob Osano, 27. Azizi Okaka, 25. David Gateri, 29. Ebrima Sanneh,