It’s second against third as champions KCB, currently sitting second on the log, host third-placed Kenya Harlequin in a potentially exciting clash at the Impala Club. KCB was ran ragged last weekend by a determined Western Bulls side that held them to a 27-27 draw at the Jamhuri Park while Quins’ unbeaten record was quite literally shattered when they fell to a 41-17 defeat against Kabras Sugar in Kakamega.
It will be recalled that KCB subjected Quins to a 74-15 hiding in last season’s fixture. A lot of water has passed under the bridge, Quins are resurgent and sitting in the league’s higher echelons. They will look to bounce back from last weekend’s crushing away defeat and what better way to do it than against KCB . David Mogere, James Kang’ethe, Kevin Keegan, Lyle Asiligwa and Patrice Agunda will be key for Quins.
As previously mentioned in this post, KCB escaped by the skin of their teeth against Western Bulls and Saturday’s fixture presents them the opportunity to right what went wrong last weekend and perform convincingly but they will have to do this minus their dependable fullback Darwin Mukidza who sits out this game with a knock. In Mukidza’s absence, Essau Otieno is expected to slot into the number fifteen position while Felix Wanjala, Curtis Lilako, Oliver Mang’eni, Brian Omondi and the Kilonzo brothers James and Peter are expected to play pivotal roles for the bankers.