Roma returns for Homeboyz clash

Andrew Juma in action in a past KPL match. He has been handed a starting berth for the Round 17 KPL match against Kakamega Homeboyz.

After being restricted to the bench for three consecutive matches, Andrew Juma has made a return to the starting eleven for the Round 17 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match against Kakamega Homeboyz to be played at the Mumias Complex on Saturday 29 July.

Roma, as he is affectionately referred to in local football circles, has been handed an unfamiliar role at left back following a reshuffle of the back four due to a knock on Martin Ongori. With the diminutive right back unavailable, head coach Francis Kimanzi has been forced to deploy utility defender Samuel Olwande on the right while Juma takes Olwande’s place on the left.

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Skipper George Owino will play at the heart of defence alongside the vastly improved Lennox Ogutu as Wycliffe Kasaya replaces the suspended Levis Opiyo in goal.

The rest of the squad remains unchanged with Roy Okal playing the anchor role in midfield as the pair of Chrispin Oduor and David Owino tasked with providing the creative spark ahead of him.

Upfront the three prong attack will be led by Chris Ochieng’ who will draw support from Ronald Reagan and Daniel Mwaura on either side of him.

Starting XI: 18.Wycliffe Kasaya (GK) 12.Andrew Juma 25. Samuel Olwande 6. George Owino (C) 23. Lennox Ogutu 22.Roy Okal 29. Chrispin Oduor 16.David Owino 15. Ronald Reagan 2. Daniel Mwaura 9. Chris Ochieng’

Subs: 1. Mark Kioko (GK) 21. Derrick Nzosi 4.Edward Seda 26. Abubakar Keya 11. Cliff Nyakeya 17. Elijah Mwanzia 13. John Mwangi

Kick-off is at exactly 1500hrs EAT.