In comes, Sven Yidah, and out goes Azizi Okaka. That’s the only change from the squad that beat log leaders Tusker FC 1-0 in the last encounter ahead of the matchup with AFC Leopards on Tuesday 3 August 2021 at Ruaraka starting 3 pm.
Sven had been out with the Kenya squad for the U23 championship in Ethiopia and only just returned.
While in Ethiopia – alongside Oliver Maloba – Sven missed games against Gor Mahia, Vihiga United, Bidco United, and the last one against Tusker.
“That’s the only change that we have made to the last squad. He will improve the bench power as we take on Leopards.” said head coach John Amboko
From the squad that faced Leopards in the first leg, and lost 1-0 to a 94th-minute goal, the changes are seven.
Young keeper, Elvis Ochoro’s place has been taken up by Jacob Osano. Defenders Salim Abdalla and Wesley Onguso and their places have been taken up by Edwin Buliba and Herit Mungai.
Midfielder Maloba is out due to injury picked in Ethiopia as well as flyer Rodgers Okumu, Peter Opiyo, and striker Ebrima Sanneh.
Their places have been filled up by John Kamau, Elvis Noor Ojiambo, and strikers Vincent Otieno and, Nicholas Kipkirui.
20-man squad to face AFC Leopards
Goalkeepers: 16. Jacob Osano (GK), 23. Steve Njunge (GK),
Defenders: 26. Balton Omwenga, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 8. Calvin Masawa, 19. Kevin Okumu, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 28. Herit Mungai Atariza, 12. Edwin Buliba
Midfielders: 30. Anthony Kimani, 3. Charles Otieno, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 20. Timothy Noor Ouma, 18. Sven Yidah, 15. John Kamau,
Strikers: 17. Nicholas Kipkirui , 11. Davis Agesa, 32. Ezekiel Odera, 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 24. Erick Ombija
Not considered: 6. Ronney Kola, 14. Rowland Makati (both on loan at Nairobi Stima), 21. Oliver Maloba (injured), 1. Elvis Ochoro (GK), 5. Wesley Onguso, 27. Azizi Okaka, 4. Salim Abdalla (suspended), 29. Ebrima Sanneh (injury), 7. Rodgers Okumu (rest), 10. Peter Opiyo (injury)