It should a great rugby party when third meets fourth in the early kick off on Kenya Cup match day nine at the RFUEA Grounds on Saturday 30 January 2016.Champions KCB meet an in form Menengai Cream Homeboyz
The bankers come into this tie off a 27-19 match day eight win against Mwamba, a result that ended their recent patchy spell and will be keen to register a second successive win over the deejays, a result that, based on the outcome of the Quins-Impala clash, could see them go second on the log at the close of business on Saturday evening.
Kenny Andola gave a masterful performance against Mwamba and his partnership with scrum-half Felix Wanjala will be vital for KCB who will welcome back fullback Darwin Mukidza after a two week stint on the sidelines through injury.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge since the two sides last met in last season’s Enterprise Cup final.The deejays are in fine form, recently outfoxing Kabras Sugar 29-28 in Kakamega before stopping Mean Machine 27-7 last weekend. They come into this fixture high on confidence and fancying the opportunity to claim a maiden victory over the bankers in the longer version of the game. Haroun Lubisia will certainly be called upon to give the deejays the rhythm to dance to the beat. Alvin Otieno, Humphrey Mulama and the indefatigable Joshua Chisanga are also expected to play very influential roles for the deejays on Saturday afternoon.
While both sides appear equally matched in the backs, the true test of grit will be in the forwards. Winning the battle of the forwards will without a doubt be critical in determining the game’s overall outcome.