• Kenya’s Kongoni’s look to lift E.A Cup against on form Knights

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Oct 28, 2011-

Kongonis will carry Kenya’s hopes for the East African Cup on Sunday at the Nairobi Gymkhana grounds.

The Nairobi based side will look for a repeat performance of a fortnight ago when they claimed victory over this weekend’s opponents at their backyard.

Nile Knights have made it so far and will want victory at all costs, in their most recent meeting they pushed the Kenyans until the last ball and if they can put a little more effort into their game they could upset the favourites and lift the crown.

Kyobe will lead the batting line-up for Knights while Kongonis will look to Rakep Patel for some inspired batting performance. Prior to this Nile Knights will take on Rwenzori Warriors in what is set for a mouthwatering clash at the same venue in the East Africa Premier League.

The two Ugandan outfits played each other last week in Kampala where the Knights emerged victors. Rwenzori Warriors showing signs of a sudden dip in form of late despite dominating the earlier rounds of this competition.

Knight’s opener Arthur Kyobe will lead the run fest while the Warriors will rely on Roger Mukasa - who seems to be the tournament’s most complete all-rounder and a possible contender for player of the event.

The squads

Kongonis: Kennedy Obuya (Player Coach), Rakep Patel (Captain), Gordon Brown, Rajesh Bhudiya, Dominic Wesonga, Emmanuel Ringera, Kennedy Ochieng’, Nicholas Oluoch, Amit Shukla, Paramveer Singh, Abdul Rehman and Dhiren Gondaria.

Rwenzori Warriors: Lawrence Ssematimba (capt), Roger Mukasa, Ronald Ssemanda, Ivan Thawithemwire, Simon Ssesazi, Ali Raza, Martin Ondeko, Mohammed Shafeek, Abraham Alema, Narinder Singh, Abdullah Lubega, Brian Masaba, Shehzad Kamal, Henry Ssenyondo, Charles Waiswa, Jonathan Sebanja, Arnold Otwani, Akbar Baig, Irishad Suleiman, Abu Seguya, Ivan Kakande, David Musoke. Coach: Henry Okech.

Nile Knights: Davis Arinaitwe (capt), Arthur Kyobe, Frank Nsubuga, Almuzahim Saleh, Benjamin Musoke, Deusdedit Muhumuza, Jigar Patel, Daniel Ruyange, Dennis Tabby, Asadu Seiga, Sarfaraz Chunara, Fred Isabirye, Arthur Ziraba, Raymond Otim, Moses Otiti, Timothy Erumuka, Denis Musali, Nicholas Kebba, Abdulhamid Sulieman, Ivan Baidhu, Nehal Bibodi, Ankit Patel. Coach: Martin Suji.


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