With all the attention focused on Saturday’s top of the table clash between KCB and Resolution Impala Saracens, one would be forgiven for thinking that it is the only match in town. Well…it isn’t. There are other matches in town…and out of town as well…and here they are.
Thika and Top Fry Nakuru will duel in the 4.00pm fixture at the Thika Stadium. Thika have been gritty and determined in their maiden Kenya Cup campaign and will look at Saturday’s clash against the two time Kenya Cup champions as an opportunity to maintain that gritty, determined approach as they seek to claim the scalp of the playoff chasing Wanyore.
This match will be preceded by the 2.00pm kickoff between Blak Blad and Menengai Cream Homeboyz. It will be recalled that Blad drew Nondies blood
( is that even legal?) with that 17-5 upset over the seventeen time Kenya Cup champions on match day 14 and with a rush of blood ( yes..pun intended) in their system, they will step out on the pitch seeking to stop the deejays beat. Homeboyz lie fifth on the log and in the playoff slots, and will be out to consolidate their position with a win. We at kenyacup.co.ke just hope that it doesn’t inspire us to pen a “Blad On The Dance Floor” headline in the event of a Homeboyz win.
Moving on swiftly, and still out of town…bottom of the table Kenya Sharks welcome Kakamega’s Western Bulls to the Bungoma High School. The Sharks, in their maiden Kenya Cup season, have done well to honor all their fixtures, even after the myriad century plus blitzkriegs and financial struggles. They have just not been able to garner a win…or a point but will the fact that there exists some sort of rivalry between both sets of players be reason enough to spur them on and be as menacing as the proverbial shark? The Bulls will certainly sniff easy pickings and go all out as they look to redeem themselves after a series of wanting performances.
Kabras Sugar have huffed, and puffed but still stay eighth. They play host to Mean Machine in what is for all intents and purposes a straightforward fixture for the sugarmen and with five weeks of the regular season, an opportunity to keep their charge for playoff slot alive.
Pan Africa Strathmore Leos sit sixth on the log and welcome a limping Nondescripts to The Cage in Madaraka. The Leos were on the receiving end of a 31-15 match day 14 loss to KCB while Nondies fell to an improbable 5-17 defeat at the hands of Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad. The Leos need a win to stay within the playoff berths while seventeen time Kenya Cup champions Nondies need to find a response to last weekend’s defeat.
Blak Blad v Menengai Cream Homeboyz – 2.00pm – Thika Stadium – Live on Zuku Sports & K24
Thika v Top Fry Nakuru – 4.00pm – Thika Stadium – Live on Zuku Sports & K24
Kabras Sugar v Mean Machine – 4.00pm – Kakamega Showground
Kenya Sharks v Western Bulls – 4.00pm – Bungoma High School
Mwamba v Kenya Harlequin – 4.00pm – Railway Club
Pan Africa Strathmore Leos v Nondescripts – 4.00pm – The Cage, Madaraka
KCB v Resolution Impala Saracens – 4.00pm – Impala Club