For the second year in succession, Kabras Sugar curtailed Top Fry Nakuru’s Kenya Cup ambitions and one would easily say,” it’s becoming a habit”, pipping the two time champions 16-15 at the Kakamega Showground on Saturday 23 April 2016, booking a Kenya Cup semifinal berth in the process. It will be recalled that the Kabrasians knocked Nakuru out of last season’s campaign with a 15-12 win in Nakuru.
The hosts raced into a 10-0 lead at the breather courtesy of Fabian Olando’s penalty and conversion from Sava Racigi’s try.
Olando would add a penalty after the restart, Kabras going 13-0 up before Kenya backrow Mike Okombe touched down for Nakuru, the scoreboard reading 13-5 and fans assured of a game on their hands.
A Nakuru infringement granted Olando the opportunity to score his third penalty, the score 16-5 to Kabras before the Wanyore staged a furious fight back, Henry Ayah drilling home a drop goal to bring the score to 16-8 before Charles Odhiambo’s try and Javan Murayi’s conversion brought Nakuru to within a point of Kabras who would hold out for the win.
Kabras will now play their semifinal away to Kenya Harlequin on Saturday 30 April