Kenya best Uganda to retain Elgon Cup

For another year, Kenya did retain the Elgon Cup after overcoming a lethargic Uganda side winning 16-05 in muddy Kyadondo conditions on Saturday evening.

Uganda drew first blood through Ronald Kanyanya after a selfless Adrian Kasito released him outwide to score the first points of the game, a try. Philip Wokorach missed the extras and Uganda had a 5-0 lead. Sooner rather than later, Billy Odhiambo located space in the Ugandan defense down right to level the game for Kenya. Jacob Ojee missed the extras but a late penalty in the half gave the visitors a 8-5 lead at the break.

Kenya Simbas star-man Jacob Ojee Photo : Mugabi Don

Jacob Ojee’s scoring took over the second half as he scored a second penalty to push Kenya’s lead to 11-06 before he pounced on a loose ball and sloppy defending on the blindside to score in the corner and send Kenya into a frenzy, with the full time whistle following shortly.


With that win, Kenya overturned a 16-13 loss in Kisumu to retain the Elgon Cup, winning 29-21 on aggregate.

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