Mathare United midfielder Roy Okal has been handed a starting berth by head coach Francis Kimanzi as the latter parades his team to take on Eritrea on Tuesday 17 December.
The semifinal clash slated to Kick off at 1 pm EAT at the KCCA Grounds in Kampala-Uganda will see Western Stima custodian Samuel Odhiambo maintain his place between the sticks with the defence remaining as earlier predicted.
The entrance of Okal means that IF Vasalund midfielder Anthony Wambani will have to be contented with a place on the bench with the attack of the team being led by Kevin Kimani, Abdalla Hamisi and Ulinzi Stars' Oscar Wamalwa.
Harambee Stars Starting XI: Samuel Odhiambo (GK), Samuel Olwande, Johnstone, Joash Onyango, David Owino, Roy Okal, Lawrence Juma, Kenneth Muguna, Hassan Abdallah, Kevin Kimani, Oscar Wamalwa
Subs: Timothy Odhiambo (GK), Andrew Juma, Whyvone Isuza, Daniel Sakari, Antony Wambani, Moses Mudavadi, Musa Masika, Cliffton Miheso, Timothy Otieno.