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Leopards v Kariobangi Sharks

Masoud Juma benched in Kakamega Homeboyz tie

14:13 GMT+3 15/07/2017
Masoud Juma of Kariobangi Sharks celebrates goal against Nakumatt
Juma will, however, start from the bench alongside Ovella Ochieng and Ibrahim Kitawi

Christopher Kimathi has been handed a starting role as Kariobangi takes on Kakamega Homeboyz.

Kimani, alongside Paul Kimani, has been drafted in the match day squad after impressive outing in the side’s GOtv Shield Cup last weekend.

Masoud Juma also makes a return to Sharks’ squad after returning from trials in Europe. His presence will provide fifth placed Sharks with more options up front at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Juma will, however, start from the bench alongside Ovella Ochieng and Ibrahim Kitawi.

Jeff Oyemba keeps his place between the sticks and will be hoping to secure his ninth clean sheet of the season.

Ebrimma Sanneh, who has netted in all his last three matches, will lead Shark’s attack with an assist from Duke Abuya and Matthew Tayo with the supporting role.

The last time these two sides met was in the 2015 FKF-PL (Now NSL) with Sharks coming from behind to take a 2-1 victory.

Sharks are going to the match with an impressive record of 10 unbeaten matches in the league, and a win will see them move to third on the log.

Starting XI: Jeff Oyemba, Paul Kamau, Geoffrey Shiveka (c), Pascal Ogweno, Michael Bodo, Sven Yidah, Patilla Omoto, Elli Asieche, Duke Abuya, Matthew Tayo, Ebrimma Sanneh

Reserves: Robert Mboya, Wycliffe Otieno, Christopher Kimathi, Ibrahim Kitawi, Ovella Ochieng, Cavin Odongo, Masoud Juma