Mwamba host Kenya Harlequin in what could be seen as another potentially exciting match on Kenya Cup match day 15.
Already this match has been preceded by pre-match creativity or jibes, depending on whom you pledge your allegiance to, most notably the pre-match poster from Mwamba.
Ok, on to more serious stuff, both sides are chasing the playoffs and with five rounds of the regular season left, are only too aware that any slip ups could result in them chasing shadows, and watching the playoffs on TV on April 23.
Mwamba have oscillated between fifth and seventh. They come into this tie sitting seventh on the log, having gathered 46 points from their fourteen previous outings. They are 10 points adrift of third placed Quins and certainly want the win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Louis Kisia, Dan Sikuta and Edwin Machanje are expected to play pivotal roles in the forwards while Lavin Asego, even though he hosts a podcast called “benchwarmez”, certainly won’t be warming bench, pulling the strings for Kulabu in the middle of the park while seeking to bring the likes of Horace Otieno and Mike Agevi into play.
Quins, what can we say about them? Plenty.
The Ngong Road side are experiencing a great season, surely having cast away the demons and dark forces of the disastrous 2014/15 campaign. They are third on the log, their only defeats this season having come at the hands of Kabras Sugar and Top Fry Nakuru.
With five rounds of the regular season remain, and given their points tally of 56, it is safe to assume that come what may, they will be in the playoffs at the conclusion of league play on April 16. That however, doesn’t mean that they will be casual against Kulabu.
Quins will certainly come into this match looking to assert their dominance in all facets of the game, looking to bag the result while waiting on the outcome of the KCB-Impala Saracens fixture which could, depending on how it goes, see them climb back into the top two.
Skipper Anthony Mutai has led by example, and from the front while Kevin Keegan has been in fine form as conductor of the Quins backline orchestra.
This match will be played at the Railway Club and will be live on various whatsapp groups and other social media platforms.