There is all to play for when Kabras Sugar host Resolution Impala Saracens at the Kakamega High School on Saturday 2 April 2016.
Kabras need the win to further stake claim on a Top Six playoff berth while the Sarries, comfortably perched atop the standings, will be out to wrap up top spot way before the close of the league phase.
After a patchy run of form that characterized their opening twelve or so matches, the sugar men have cobbled together some semblance of consistency, posting positive results that have seen them claw their way back into contention for the Top Six .
They are known to be a ferocious host whenever they play in Kakamega and will look to that reputation, and their current form when they face an Impala Saracens side that can only be described as unstoppable thus far in the campaign.
Ugandan Japser Ochen has seemingly found his way, or is it footing? at number ten and will be a crucial player for the Kabrasians, keen on bringing his loose forwards who include Max Adaka and the veteran Anthony Ogot into the fray whilst using his probable midfield duo of Fabian Olando and Nick Barasa to create attacking platforms for wily Brian Tanga and the temperamental Fijian Jone Kubu.
As mentioned earlier, the Sarries have been unstoppable. That they lead the log at the business end of the season is no fluke, it is the just reward for having a cohesive playing unit that not only gels youth and experience but also plays with a unity of purpose as witnessed during their match day fifteen 19-15 win over champions KCB, a game in which they lost their mercurial creative spark Nato Simiyu through injury early in the tie but still managed to steady the ship and post the result.
Kakamega has been a graveyard for many a team that has faced Kabras this campaign but the Sarries, who posted a first leg 31-14 win over Kabras, can draw inspiration from Top Fry Nakuru and Menengai Cream Homeboyz who both posted wins over the sugar men in this town. Steve Juma, Davis Makori, Duncan Ekasi will be key for the ten time champions in the forwards while a fit again Nato Simiyu starts at flyhalf,part of a burgeoning half back partnership with exciting young scrummie Mohammed Omollo. Expect a bag of tricks from this dynamic duo who will seek to bring the likes of Innocent Simiyu and Izzy Soi into action.
It should be a hard fought encounter, and one definitely worth tuning into on Zuku Sports and K24 at 4.00pm. This match will also be streamed live on zuku.co.ke/live