Thika RFC are at home to Egerton Wasps in a Nationwide National semifinal encounter at the Thika Stadium on Saturday, the victorious side earning promotion to next season’s Kenya Cup league.
Thika made the almost 400km road trip to the lakeside city of Kisumu last weekend, pulling off an upset 6-3 sudden death quarterfinal win over pre-match favorites Kisumu to set up the date with the Wasps.
They will need to retain the same level of focus, grit and tenacity if they are to attain their dream of making a maiden Kenya Cup appearance next season.
Playing before their vociferous fans under a charged atmosphere at Njoro, Egerton Wasps left it very late against TUK last weekend, scoring at the death to sneak to the semis courtesy of a 12-11 result. They came close to Kenya Cup promotion in 2013, missing out at the death and are definitely motivated to turn up for the party at the Thika Stadium.