Reigning champions Kabras Sugar welcome Nondescripts (who just happen to be the oldest and most decorated club in Kenya Cup history with 17 titles to their name) for Kenya Cup match day 11 action at the Showground in Kakamega Town.
The two sides registered contrasting results last weekend, third placed Kabras narrowly losing 22-17 away to KCB as Nondescripts registered an authoritative 31-12 result over the Strathmore Leos, a result that saw them climb to eight on the log and within sniffing distance of a Top Six playoff slot.
A lot has changed since Kabras beat Nondies 53-3 in last season’s league clash on Saturday 19 March 2016. The sugar millers went on to be crowned champions of Kenya while Nondies failed to make the playoffs, finishing 11th overall.
Fast forward to this season and while we may be in the Kenya Cup’s league phase, Kabras have shown some chinks in their armour, particularly at home. Mean Machine and Mwamba ran them close at the Showground, KCB held them to a draw while Top Fry Nakuru left Kakamega with a win.
The onus will be on Anthony Ogot, Nick Barasa, Philip Wokorach, Sevanaia Racigi and Edwin Achayo to rally their side against a Nondescript outfit that is no pushover. Kabras will have to guard against complacency in their pursuit for redemption after back to back losses at home to Nakuru and away at KCB as the Rangers, featuring players like Fielden Sinei, Benjamin Marshall, Ced Odera, Dennis Ombachi and Biko Adema have been a difficult opponent to play during this campaign.