Nakuru v KCB: Pedigree meets Form

Previous action between Top Fry Nakuru and KCB/Photo/OSBKE
Previous action between Top Fry Nakuru and KCB/Photo/OSBKE

Top Fry Nakuru play KCB in the match of the day on Saturday 21 February 2015. This is a case of pedigree duelling form and should make for a pulsating eighty minutes of rugby at the Nakuru Athletic Club.

PEDIGREE
Nakuru, Kenya Cup champions over the past two seasons have shown their championship qualities,doing enough to reach the playoffs with a game to spare. The Wanyore are currently placed second, sitting a point behind KCB and are well aware of the impact of posting a win on the day as it will see them finish the regular season top of the log, earning them the hosting rights for the playoffs set for 7 March.

Top Fry Nakuru
Top Fry Nakuru

Dominique Habimana has over the past three weeks welcomed back a number of experienced players who had been out through injury.

The return of Giles Littlewood, Dallo Chituyi, Lawi Buyachi, Calvin Otieno and Gibson Weru is a key boost and their input will be vital against a rampant KCB side that has blown away all opposition with relative ease en route to sitting atop the table.

FORM
It should be noted that KCB are three time Kenya Cup champions.However, they won the last of their three titles in 2007. The Lions have been in imperious form all season, working their way to the top of the table. They beat Nakuru 25-21 during the pre-season Impala Floodies, but that result will count for nothing on the day.

KCB's Moses Amusala in action against Resolution Impala Saracens on Friday 12 December 2014/Photo Credits/OSBKE
KCB’s Moses Amusala in action against Resolution Impala Saracens on Friday 12 December 2014/Photo Credits/OSBKE

They make the journey to Nakuru, looking to honor their former player Frank Amiani who passed away Sunday in Mombasa by posting their first win at the Nakuru Athletic Club since 2011, a result that will see them not only top the table but secure playoff hosting rights.

Curtis Olago has already named his match day squad, keeping faith with Ken Moseti at fly half while Felix Wanjala once again starts at scrum half. Looking at his selection, Olago has resisted the urge to tinker with the side that has started three of their last four outings.

There is little to separate the sides quite literally. The side that wants it more will emerge tops at the end of the day.

Our team will bring you live updates from the match venue.

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