The race for Kenya Cup promotion begins in earnest when the 2017/18 KRU Championship kicks off on Saturday 25 November with six matches on the cards.
Western Bulls and former giants Mean Machine, relegated after finishing in the bottom two positions during last season’s Kenya Cup will be keen to start life in the second tier on a high.
They will have to quickly adapt to the tricky environment that is the championship and the competition that will come from former Kenya Cup sides Catholic Monks, USIU and Kisumu as well as regular campaigners Egerton Wasps, Moi
University, University of Eldoret and the South Coast Pirates.
Newly promoted Menengai Oilers will certainly stake a claim for the overall title and with it promotion to the country’s top tier while fellow newcomers Ngong will have look to prove their worth and remain competitive over the duration of the league.
Match Day 1, Saturday 25 November 2017
Catholic Monks v Mean Machine – Catholic University -4.00pm
Ngong RFC v USIU -Kibiko Secondary School – 4.00pm
South Coast Pirates v JKUAT – Ukunda – 4.00pm
Kisumu RFC v Western Bulls – Mamboleo Showground – 4.00pm
Moi University v Egerton Wasps – Moi University -4.00pm
UoE v Menengai Oilers – University of Eldoret – 4.00pm