Kenyan Premier League top scorer, Masoud Juma has been handed a start against Rwanda in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup opener in Bukhungu Stadium.
The Kariobangi Sharks striker will lead Kenya's attackline alongside Gor Mahia forward, George ‘Blackbery’ Odhiambo.
Odhiambo was picked by coach Paul Put ahead of Kepha Aswani of Nakumatt who will start on the bench alongside AFC Leopards youngster, Vincent Oburu and Isaac Kipyegon of Zoo Kericho.
Posta Rangers' goalkeeper, Patrick Matasi will start ahead of Gor Mahia's Boniface Oluoch and AFC Leopards' Gabriel Andika.
Matasi will be protected by captain Musa Mohammed and Jockins Atudo in the center of the defence.
The match will kick off at 2.00 PM in Kakamega.
Harambee Stars starting XI: Patrick Matasi, Jockins Atudo, Denis Sikhayi, Wesley Onguso, Musa Mohammed, Whyvone Isuza, Duncan Otieno, Patillah Omoto, Samwel Onyango, George Odhiambo, Masud Juma.
Reserves: Boniface Oluoch, Gabriel Andika, Said Tsuma, Benard Ochieng, Ovella Ochieng, Chrispin Oduor, Isaac Kipyegon, Wellington Ochieng, Ernest Wendo,Charles Momanyi, Vincent Oburu, Kepha Aswani.