Champions KCB reached their third successive Enterprise Cup final, turning on the heat in the second to dispose of the Pan Africa Strathmore Leos 22-0 at the Impala Club on Saturday 11 June 2016.
The first half started on a sedate note, both teams painstakingly gauging each other,the game lumbering into life. The Leos would draw a penalty off the bankers, Ian Lumwaji’s goal attempt from the middle of the park lack the velocity to steer it between the sticks.
KCB’s Mickey Wanjala would miss two attempts of his own moments later.
With the game’s tempo picking a half notch, it was the Leos would started to pin the bankers, but simply couldnt go over the chalk.
KCB’s veteran lock John Ahenda would provide the day’s first light moment, retrieving the ball in his 22, under pressure, and lacking the deft footwork of nimble footed backs. He would summon all his wisdom to call for the mark, tapping the ensuing free kick and offloading to a man more accustomed with territorial kicking, Billy Isabwa who did the necessary.
It was soon Leos lock Charles Omondi turn to light up the bleachers with a territorial kick.
Peter Kilonzo’s inside step and dash after retrieving the ball gained ground for KCB but Rocky Aguko undid these gains with a knock on slightly short of the tryline.
The whistle would soon sound to cap an agricultural first half from both sides.
Peter Waitere would attack the gap, setting up a platform for a KCB attack, they would draw a penalty after a Leos infringement but Isabwa overkicked his attempt for touch, ceding possession to the Leos.
It was the bankers dominating possession in early second half, Collins Wanjala’s storming run curtailed short of the tryline but his team-mates arrived in numbers and from the ensuing maul broke the deadlock through Griffin Musila, Kenny Andola, on as a second half substitute converting for a 7-0 score.
KCB were playing with their tails up, drawing a penalty after forcing the Leos into another error, Andola would make a meal of the ensuing goal attempt as the scores remained 7-0.
He would make amends moments later, striking home from close range as KCB went10-0 up.
The Leos were soon reduced to 14 after Teddy Dondi was yellow carded. Andola would miss the ensuing goal attempt from the penalty but it mattered little,Wanjala played in by Kilonzo to dive over the chalk at the left hand corner, 15-0 to KCB in mid-second half.
The bankers kept pressing on, Arthur Ochieng going over but his try was not awarded following obstruction by his team mates. That mattered little as replacement scrumhalf Marlin Mukolwe spotted a gap from outer space, ghosted through the Leos defense and touched down, Andola converting for the 22-0 full time score.