Kenya Cup Champions KCB continued their impressive run with an emphatic 41-12 win over Kabras sugar made it ten for ten games this term.
After a series of carelessness around their respective score areas, KCB drew first blood through Kenya international Darwin Mukidza who split the uprights with a penalty, before converting Peter Karia’s try. KCB added two tries through Ongeri and Nyikuli which Darwin converted to break the game with Kabras trailing 24-00.
Mukidza’s boot couldn’t be stopped even in the second half as he opened the scoring with a penalty before Philip Wokorach, who returned from a two month injury layoff, scored for the visiting Kabras right below the posts. He converted his try. Felix Ojow replied for the hosts with a try and as well, so did Darwin Mukidza with the extras, extending their lead to 34-07. Nyambua sneaked in another try for the visitors but Mukidza added more damage when he scored and converted his own try to bring the final score to 41-12. The result sees KCB secure a Kenya Cup home semi-final qualification with a game to spare, and avoid the woes of playoffs. On the other hand, Kabras slid to fourth after their loss and a Saracens win over Leos.
Elsewhere, SportPesa Harlequins were 43-17 winners over hapless Resolution Kisii RFC at RFUEA in a game where Ugandan internationals Daudi Ssemwami and Ronald Musajja crossed the white for Quins. Quins maintained fifth position, five points below Kabras who slipped one place. Kisii remain eleventh.
Menengai Cream Homeboyz remained on course for a home semifinal after a 121 -11 of Mombasa at Jamhuri. Anything but a loss against Strathmore next weekend will make sure of the automatic semi-final placement for the DJs.
Vincent Mose was on the score-sheet for Resolution Impala Saracens as they won 23-10 against Leos at the Impala club. A loss for Kabras against KCB and their win over Leos propelled them to third with mathematical chances of an automatic semi-final spot should Homeboyz lose next weekend and they get the bonus point win over KCB. Seventh placed Nakuru, with 3 points behind Strathmore, kept their slim playoff qualification hopes alive with a 24-11 over Nondescripts at the Nakuru Athletic Club.
Stanbic Mwamba were 34-20 winners over Blak Blad,which propelled them to eighth.
KCB 41 Kabras Sugar 12
SportPesa Quins 43 Resolution Kisii 17
Stanbic Mwamba 34 Blak Blad 20
Resolution Impala Saracens 23 Strathmore Leos 10
Top Fry Nakuru 24 Nondescripts 11
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 121 Regional Logistics Mombasa 11