Kabras, KCB win to keep up with leaders Menengai Oilers

KCB's Andrew Amonde (centre) charges past Nondescript defence

KCB's Andrew Amonde (centre) charges past Nondescript defence during their Kenya Cup league match at Ngong Racecourse grounds on January 15, 2022.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kabras defeated neighbours Masinde Muliro University (Mmust) 34-14 at Lurambi while Oilers thrashed Homeboyz 34-06 at Nakuru Showground
  • Leos stunned Kenya Harlequin with a last minute penalty 19-17 at the RFUEA Grounds in a match that was played after Mwamba humiliated Topfry Nakuru 41-08 at the same venue
  • The bankers got the bonus point win through Martin Owillah’s brace of tries, one try each from Bob Muhati and substitute Davis Chenge, and three conversions and two penalties from Darwin Mukidza

Defending champions KCB along with bitter rivals Kabras Sugar, leaders Menengai Oilers as well as Strathmore Leos, Mwamba and Impala Saturday had a good day in office in Kenya Cup. 

Coach Curtis Olago's KCB hammered hosts Nondescripts 34-09 in a waterlogged pitch at the Ngong Racecourse grounds after a heavy downpour, Kabras defeated neighbours Masinde Muliro University (Mmust) 34-14 at Lurambi while Oilers thrashed Homeboyz 34-06 at Nakuru Showground.

Leos stunned Kenya Harlequin with a last minute penalty 19-17 at the RFUEA Grounds in a match that was played after Mwamba humiliated Topfry Nakuru 41-08 at the same venue. Impala Saracens beat Kenyatta University's Blak Blad 17-07 at the Impala Club.

“Even an unplayable pitch cannot stop a good side from winning,” said Olago.

The bankers got the bonus point win through Martin Owillah’s brace of tries, one try each from Bob Muhati and substitute Davis Chenge, and three conversions and two penalties from Darwin Mukidza.

Shaban Ahmed converted a centre post try from Owillah that got the undefeated bankers going. Nondies’ scored three penalties through Kanyiri Kariuki.

Nondies failed to utilise their one-man advantage in both halves after Muhati was sin-binned in the first half and Curtis Lilako in the second period.

However, Nondies Coach Wills Ojal drew many positives from this fixture.

“Despite the loss, we were good defensively. What we need to work on is our execution. KCB were more clinical which we were not,” observed Ojal.

Oilers remain top of the 12-team Kenya Cup league with 29 points, four ahead of Kabras, who have climbed one spot to second place. 

Leos drop one place to third on points’ difference and are followed by KCB (21), Quins (15), Mmust (10), Homeboyz (10), Mwamba (10) and Nondies (five) in that order.

Impala’s first win of the season after five consecutive losses sees them move out of bottom place to 11th on four points.

Nakuru drop to the bottom on two points. Oilers, Kabras and KCB are the only undefeated sides, while Nakuru is now the only team yet to taste victory.  

Results

Kenya Cup

Menengai Oilers 34-06 Homeboyz 

Kenya Harlequin 17-19 Strathmore Leos

Masinde Muliro University 14-36 Kabras Sugar 

Nondescripts 09-34 KCB

Resolution Impala 17-07 BlakBlad

Mwamba 41-08 Topfry Nakuru 

KRU Championship

Kabarak University 25-28 Catholic Monks 28

Shamas Foundation 12-06 UoE 

Western Bulls 08-06 Eldoret RFC 

Kisumu RFC 28-24 South Coast Pirates

Mean Machine 03-30 USIU 

Northern Suburbs v Egerton University (Postponed)

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