Eschuma Absolut meets the Kulabu for you and me in a match day nine fixture, in essence comparing notes and deciding who is the better team after eighty minutes of action at the University of Nairobi’s Kabete campus.
Machine come into this clash with one win from eight outings, placed twelfth on the log. This match would have been in days gone by been too close to call, but there seems to plenty in terms of daylight between Machine and Mwamba, the varsity side going through a downward spiral that has seen them reduced to league survivors rather than contenders.
That they are playing in Kabete too after a 39 year uninterrupted stint at the Main Campus grounds is further testament to Machine not being mean these days.
Anyway, they defended doggedly for 57 minutes in their last outing against Menengai Cream Homeboyz, restricting the deejays to a 10-7 margin before imploding in the final thirteen minutes, eventually going down to a 27-7 loss at the hands of the deejays. They will need to produce that 57 minutes for 80 minutes against Mwamba. ( I know this doesnt sound right but it makes sense if you get the drift). In Kevin Otieno, they have a diamond in the rough and if allowed to see a lot of ball, will prove influential for the once great campus side.
Mwamba were competitive in last weekend’s 27-19 home loss to KCB and will view the Machine fixture as an opportunity to quickly return to winning ways. Remember, they beat Machine 49-6 during last season’s encounter.
Dan Sikuta scored a beaut of a try against KCB and will ironically be in action on his home turf ( he is a student of the UoN at this very campus) and will certainly fancy his chances against his schoolmates.