Champions Kabras Test Stuttering Nakuru

Champions Kabras Sugar host Top Fry Nakuru in Kenya Cup match day nine action at the Kakamega Showground on Saturday 21 January 2017.

The two sides are experiencing different veins of form ,Kabras unbeaten and third on the log with 28 points off six wins and a draw while Nakuru lie sixth on the log on 17 points coming off three wins, three defeats and a draw.

Based on this, Kabras head into this tie as favorites and will be out to continue their recent domination of the Wanyore, having pulled off a 19-15 win in first leg action on 26 November. It is worth nothing that Kabras last lost to Nakuru on Saturday 12 December 2015, losing 5-16 on the day but recovering to beat them 16-15 in the 2015/16 Top Six playoffs on 23 April 2016 and 19-15 in this season’s first leg encounter in Nakuru on Saturday 26 November 2016.

Kenya Simbas international Nick Barasa will once again be a center of influence ( no pun intended) from midfield while Philip Wokorach, a mid- season transfer from Uganda’s Heathens will definitely have another run out as he continues to acquaint himself with the Kenya league and will relish playing against the former Kenya Cup champions.

Nakuru have had their confidence shaken to the core, nothing typifies this more than last weekend’s first home loss to KCB since 2009,  a match they lost 10-28. They are without their experienced backrow trio of Lawi Buyachi, Dallo Chituyi and Mike Okombe who are unavailable for various reasons and will count on the evergreen duo of Edwins Makori, Charles Odongo and Kelvin Omiyo to marshall the likes of upcoming Monate Akwei to show up and be competitive against Kabras.

 

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