Maiden start for Mwangi against Sony

John Mwangi dribbles past Chrispin Oduor in a past training session at the Goan Institute Grounds. He has been picked to start against Sony Sugar today in what is his first start this season.

John Mwangi has been handed his first start of the season in the Round 19 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match against Sony Sugar set to be played at the Awendo Green Stadium on Sunday 6 August.

Mwangi, 17, was promoted to the senior team in January 2017 after starring for the junior team in the August and December editions of the 2016 KPL Under 20 tournament where they emerged champions.

The youngster will start on the left side of a three prong attack that has Ronald Reagan on the right while on song Chris Ochieng’ will lead the line in search of his third consecutive league goal.

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Club top scorer Chrispin Oduor will be charged with providing the creative spark behind them as Edward Seda and Victor Ashinga maintain their places at the middle of the park.

In the absence of Samuel Olwande, Francis Kimanzi will deploy Andrew Juma at left back as the rest of the rearguard remains unchanged with skipper George Owino and Lennox Ogutu forming the central defence partnership while Derrick Nzosi continues at right back. Levis Opiyo, who returns from a two match ban, will reclaim his place in goal starting ahead of Wycliffe Kasaya.

Starting XI: 30. Levis Opiyo (GK) 21. Derrick Nzosi 6. George Owino (C) 23. Lennox Ogutu 12. Andrew Juma 24. Victor Ashinga 4.Edward Seda 29. Chrispin Oduor 15. Ronald Reagan 9. Chris Ochieng’ 13. John Mwangi

Subs: 18.Wycliffe Kasaya (GK) 22.Roy Okal 26.Abubakar Keya 11. Cliff Nyakeya 17. Elijah Mwanzia 16.David Owino 14. Derrick Onyango

Kick-off is at exactly 1500hrs.

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