Kenya U20 international goalkeeper Joel Bataro has been named for the second straight game among starters in Thika United’s match on Sunday 26 August against the visiting Karuturi Sport at the Thika Municipal Stadium.
His inclusion means Lucas Indeche is on the bench again in coach John Kamau’s slightly changed team from the one that took on KCB on Monday 20 August.
There is only one change in the starting team as Joseph Kuria is left out and his place taken up by Michael Luvutsi who was a notable absentee against KCB.
On the bench
On the bench, two changes were effected; Tony Kizito and Maurice Dukuly are left out and their places snapped up by Andrew Kulecho and Freeman Mulbah. Kenyan international Dennis Odhiambo misses out again as he is nursing a knee injury.
Starting XI: Joel Bataro (GK), Simon Mbugua, Clifford Miheso, Vincent Mogaka (cpt), Dirkir Glay, Jackson Macharia, Francis Kahata, Michael Luvutsi, Kepha Aswani, Haji Mwachoki, Wycliffe Opondo.
Substitutes: Lucas Indeche (GK), Michael Bodo, Andrew Kulecho, Geoffrey Muhando, John Nairuka, Freeman Mulbah, Vincent Otieno.