Homeboyz and Nakuru face off in Jamhuri Park double header as Kenya Cup enters match day 13

Third placed Homeboyz take on fifth placed Top Fry Nakuru in the closing encounter of a double header fixture at the Jamhuri Park on Kenya Cup match day 13. both sides come into this encounter off a fine run of recent form as the quest for playoff qualification intensifies with the matches coming in thick and fast. The deejayz, who won the first leg clash between these two sides 15-10, warmed up for this clash with a 48-3 away to Kenya Harlequin while the Wanyore won the Nakuru derby, pipping town rivals Menengai Oilers 19-17 at the Nakuru Athletic Club.

This fixture will be preceded by the early kick off pitting eighth placed Nondescripts against Kisumu. It will be recalled that Kisumu’s only win of the season came on 2 November 2019 when they stunned Nondies 19-17 at the Mamboleo Showground. Their season has since taken a turn for the worse and they find themselves firmly entrenched to the bottom of the log with four rounds of the regular season still to play. Nondies on the other hand have had their challenges, falling behind in the quest for playoff qualification but they will come into Saturday’s fixture with one thing on their mind,  revenge against the bravehearts from Kisumu.

Ninth placed Kenya Harlequin make the short trip up the Thika Highway to the KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka where they have a date with second placed KCB. Quins were always second best last weekend against Homeboyz and cannot afford to put in a similar display when they play the defending champions. They will look to draw inspiration from their first leg encounter against KCB which ended 32-20 in the bankers favour, but only after Quins had scored 17 unanswered points to rally from 29-3 to 29-20. KCB on the other will come into this clash keen to register a comprehensive result against Quins.

The Moi Showground in Nakuru plays host to a somewhat intriguing fixture between sixth placed Menengai Oilers and eleventh placed Western Bulls. The first leg fixture between these two sides in Kakamega ended 27-21 in Oilers’ favour. Oliers currently occupy the final playoff slot and are well aware of the fact that victory over Bulls will further boost their post season hopes. Bulls are in the relegation zone together with Kisumu and know that victory in Nakuru aids their survival cause.

Leaders Kabras Sugar, 43-9 first leg winners against  playoff chasing Stanbic Mwamba have the chance to complete the season double over the Railway Club based side who will be their visitors in Kakamega on Saturday.

Tenth placed Blak Blad are hovering just above the relegation zone and host fourth placed Resolution Impala Saracens at the Kenyatta University, keen to overturn the 57-9 first leg loss.

 

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