Kenyan international defender Erick Masika will lead Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants AFC Leopards in their encounter on Wednesday 20 June against SoNy Sugar at the Mumias Sports Complex as coach Jan Koops chose to start with Martin Imbalambala on the bench.
Barnabas Tiema will also get a start for AFC Leopards as first keeper Patrick Matasi is out with malaria, which also implies youthful keeper Simon Lusaka gets a berth on the bench. Edwin Seda and Misse Mwangi will also get starts.
Idrissa Rajab will make his debut in the game after completing the transfer as Rwandan international Jonas Nahimana will also start, four days after featuring against Nigeria in Calabar.
Starting XI: Barnabas Tiema, Edwin Wafula, Abbas Kiwalabye, Erick Masika (Cpt), Jonas Nahimana, Bernard Mangoli, Edwin Seda, Misse Mwangi, Allan Wanga, Mike Barasa, Idrissa Rajab
Substitutes: Simon Lusaka (GK), Amon Muchiri, Martin Imbalambala, Augustine Etemesi, Jimmy Bageya, Victor Ochieng, Charles Okwemba.
The match kicks off at 1500hrs.