Up to eight changes have been made to the squad that lost out 3-1 to Coast Stima in the last Betika Super League (BSL) encounter as Nairobi City lineups against Kenya Police in a round 25 game at Camp Toyoyo, Jericho on Saturday 29 February 2020 starting 1pm.
While four players are elevated to the starting lineup another four join the dugout.
Notable inclusion is spirited Kevin ‘Chumsy’ Okumu who reclaims his right back position after sitting out three games against Vihiga United, Bidco United and Coast Stima. He sends Edwin Buliba to the bench.
Elvis Ojiambo who lasted the bench in the last BSL game is back for a start in place of field skipper Anthony Muki Kimani who is suspended due accumulation of five yellow cards.
David Gateri who also missed the last game due to an illness starts on the left win ahead of Jimmy Bageya who drops to the bench.
Davis Agesa, a second half substitute against Coast Stima takes up the out-and-out strikers’ role in place of Gambian sharpshooter Ebrima Sanneh who has been frozen from the game due to a nagging knee injury.
Defensive mid Charles Otieno Oduro and Oliver Maloba who came on as substitutes against Coast Stima are both out of the match day squad.
While Oduro was forced out due to a nagging knee injury, Maloba misses out after going AWOL from the club for the past three weeks. His whereabouts are still unknown.
Vincent Otieno, a bencher from the last game is under the doctor’s scanner and was rendered unavailable for the Police game.
Overall team skipper Noah Abich returns for a game, albeit off the bench. He leads experienced Eric Ochieng and Wesley Onguso to the observers bench. Joining them is returning left footer John Kamau.
Starting XI against Police: 23. Levis Opiyo, 8. Calvin Masawa, 4. Salim Abdalla, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 28. Kevin Okumu, 2. Elvis Ojiambo, 10. Peter Opiyo, 25. David Gateri, 27. Azizi Okaka, 32. Ezekiel Odera, 11. Davis Agesa
Subs: 16. Jacob Osano, 17. Noah Abich. 12. Edwin Buliba, 3. Eric Ochieng, 15. John Kamau, 19. Jimmy Bageya, 5. Wesley Onguso