When referee Constant Cap blew his full time whistle on Saturday, it signaled the close of a Kenya Cup season of many firsts.
Kabras Sugar’s 22-5 win over Resolution Impala Saracens saw them become the first team from Kakamega to be crowned champions of Kenya.
The 2015/16 season was probably the longest ever, played over a duration of 22 weeks right up to the final, and not only featured 14 teams split in pools of two, but also a crossover fixture.
Pan Africa Strathmore Leos and Menengai Cream Homeboyz posted their first ever Kenya Cup wins over KCB during this season’s campaign, a feat that was also achieved by Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad who stunned 17 time champions Nondescripts during the league phase of the competition.
20 of the 22 match days were broadcast live on Zuku Sports and K24 with viewers in the diaspora catching the action on the internet.
The Western Kenya town of Bungoma tasted Kenya Cup action for the first time in history as their local side the Kenya Sharks competed for the grand prize, falling short in the process.
Well, that was it for Kenya Cup 2015/16.