The curtains fall on the league phase of the 2016/17 Kenya Cup with the final round of matches originally slated for Saturday 17 December 2016 taking place this weekend across six venues in Nairobi, Nakuru and Kakamega.
Mwamba stayed in the hunt for playoff qualification, pulling off an 18-5 win over Strathmore Leos in the early kickoff at the ASK Jamhuri Park on Saturday 18 March 2017.
Blak Blad won on the road, keeping their chances of Kenya Cup survival alive with a 22-15 win over Western Bulls at The Bull Ring in Kakamega.
Trailing 15-26 in mid second half, KCB rallied to beat SportPesa Quins 29-26, returning second on the log. The bankers got an early lead off a flanker Felix Ojoo try with Mukidza missing the conversion.
Average temperatures around the country over the past few weeks have played around 33 degrees celsius, in layman’s language, it is hot, blazing hot. It is equally hot at this point in time in the Kenya Cup, everybody’s fighting for something. Some of them fighting for playoff slots, some of them fighting relegation, and others, just fighting in the spirit of being competitive. Sweet dreams, in the eye of the rugby purist, are made of this.
Menengai Cream Homeboyz went top of the Kenya Cup log with a 36-26 win over hosts Western Bulls at the Bull Ring in Kakamega.
Ex-Kabras man Ronald Musajja starts at eight in an experienced pack that features Wilson Kopondo, Tony Mutai and the twins Kang’ethe as they seek to register their first ever win over the reigning league champions in Kakamega
Hosts Resolution Impala Saracens and leaders KCB have each named their match day 23 ahead of Saturday’s Kenya Cup clash at Impala Club.
Kenya Cup enters match day 15 with another round of potentially mouth-watering clashes.
The race for the sixth and final playoff slot got a lot more tighter with Top Fry Nakuru and Mwamba registering wins on match day 14.
All eyes will be on the ASK Jamhuri Park Showground just off Ngong Road in Nairobi when red hot Menengai Cream Homeboyz host Kabras Sugar in match day 14 action on Saturday 4 March.
The league phase in the KRU Championship also comes to an end this weekend. South Coast Pirates and the already qualified Resolution Kisii have already completed their fixtures. Thika RFC welcome coastal side Mombasa RFC who are sixth on the Championship log with a total of 27 points after the twelfth round. Second placed Catholic
The Catholic Monks escaped a near loss in the hands of Kisumu RFC at the Mamboleo showgrounds to win the match 20-19. Frontrunners Resolution Kisii RFC had a good outing in their backyard at the Gusii Stadium where they beat JKUAT Cougars 25-0. JKUAT remain bottom of the log after this win while Kisii
Another weekend, another round of matches in the KRU Championship with the league firmly in it’s business end, promotion and relegation thoughts on the minds of teams and their tacticians.
Resolution Kisii returned to the Championship summit with a 27-19 away win over Catholic Monks at the Catholic University on Saturday
The Championship league enters week 15 with a heated battle for the top position in the league. Leaders Catholic Monks will host Resolution Kisii RFC who are second on the log.
Catholic Monks landed back on top of the Championship table with a 15 -3, win over hosts UoE. Monks managed to drill in 2 tries with one being successfully converted before closing the match with a penalty kick while UoE got in 3 points in the match. Kisumu RFC’ edged visiting Mombasa 10-7 at the
Seventh placed UoE and second placed Catholic monks have been away out action for two consecutive weekends.. The two will face off in Eldoret, the Monks out to claim a win that will see them return to the top of the log.
There was a solitary fixture in the second tier Championship where former Kenya Cup side Mombasa defeated visiting JKUAT Cougars 31-0 at the Mombasa Sports Club.
Kuka, a former Kakamega High School, Kenya U19 and Mwamba player has a total of 64 points coming off 4 tries, 13 conversions and 6 drop goals.
Mombasa RFC snapped leaders Resolution Kisii’s recent fine run of form, posting a 20-6 win at the Mombasa Sports Club on Saturday 18 February 2017.
Nairobi Region The region heads into the return leg of the semi finals with Comras hosting MKU Nairobi at the Peponi School this weekend while Technical University of Kenya will play Ngong in a venue that will be communicated. Central second Central region will have its fixtures for the second last match day
SportPesa Quins Coach Joel Ng’ang’a expects his side to bounce back from Saturday’s 26-29 home defeat to KCB, a result that saw his side swap places with the bankers on the log. Quins dropped to third while KCB went second.
KCB captain Darwin Mukidza has said that his side still needs to work on their game management as the Kenya Cup heads towards the playoffs.
Saturday’s Kenya Cup clash between SportPesa Quins and KCB will be aired live on Zuku Sports from the RFUEA Ground. Fans will also be able to follow the fixture on www.facebook.com/zukuofficial .
It’s semifinal Saturday in the Nationwide Nairobi Region. MKU Nairobi battle it out with Community Rugby Association (Comras) while the Technical University of Kenya are up against Ngong RFC. The venues for both fixtures were yet to be confirmed at the time of preparing this article. Central region MKU Thika are up against fellow varsity
KCB II ended Impala II’s unbeaten run with a 35-21 come from behind win to top the Eric Shirley Shield reserve league.
Mwamba’s Humphrey Kayange and KCB’s Darwin Mukidza continue to lead the Kenya Cup scorers charts.
Saturday’s Kenya Cup match day 15 clash between Resolution Impala Saracens and KCB will be aired lived from the Impala Club on Zuku Sports.
CENTRAL REGION Central region enters week 16; Chuka Vikings host Kiambu Rfc at Chuka University, Murang’a RFC will travel to Embu for their match against Embu RFC who are leading the Central region standings with 56 points. Zetech rugby will host third placed MKU Thika in what is a Varsity derby in the region as
Ngong RFC, Nairobi Aviators, Mku Nairobi and TUK emerged winners during last weekend’s first leg with MKU registering the biggest winning margin with a 55-5 score over Stormers. The return leg gives the teams that lost i.e. KCA, Comras, Stormers and Northern Suburbs a second chance to fight for a win and if the aggregate