Saturday’s match day 11 clash between Menengai Cream Homeboyz and Mwamba RFC at the Jamhuri Park is undoubtedly the clash of the weekend.
Before we delve into the business of the day, we start off on a light note. Homeboyz are popularly known as the deejays while Mwamba is colloquially referred to as kulabu (the club) and one may be tempted seek answers and more relationships between clubs and deejays.
Now to matters business, the business of the odd shaped ball. Both sides have displayed enterprising rugby and the talent to go with it and Saturday’s clash is very likely to serve up another eighty minute platter of the game they play in heaven.
Paul Murunga’s charges missed last weekend’s action due to the burial of their departed comrade Andrew Wekesa but have certainly turned up the style in the 2017 calendar year, first disposing of SportPesa Quins 15-10 on 14 January before that 41-13 blitzkrieg of the Resolution Impala Saracens a week later. The task on Saturday will be to unsettle Mwamba and dominate all spheres of the encounter as they go in pursuit of victory, every point critical as the quest for playoff qualification intensifies.
The deejays have a plethora of backline talent in Oscar Ayodi, Jeff Oluoch and Max Kang’eri who are all midfield options for Murunga who also has managed to bring out the best of his forwards so far this season and they will again be required to turn up to the party for Saturday’s action.
Kevin Wambua’s Mwamba have quietly worked their way to fifth place on the log. Kenya Sevens legend Humphrey Kayange has been an inspiration for a side that, if it gels and grows together, has the potential to grow into a great side. Kayange is having a blinder of a season at backrow,alongside another Kenya Sevens legend Lavin Asego, marshaling the troops who include the likes of Greg Odhiambo, Marcus Muriithi and skipper Brad Owako, players who will be key for the black shirts as they seek to rock the deejays.
It should for all intents and purposes be an entertaining clash.