The defending champions, Kabras Sugar, showed why they deserve the title with a commanding 50-22 victory over Kenya Harlequins on Saturday.
Despite facing a determined Quins outfit that led 22-19 at halftime, Kabras unleashed a try-scoring spree in the second half, crossing the line five times without reply to secure their eighth consecutive win.
Ntabeni Dukisa’s early converted try was countered by three Quins tries, but the “Sugar Millers” found their rhythm in the second stanza.
Walter Okoth, Brian Juma, Lameck Ambetsa, Asuman Mugerwa, and Mathias Osimbo all dotted down,showcasing Kabras’ offensive prowess and solidifying their position at the top of the Kenya Cup standings.
KCB Bank on Dominant Display to Stay in Title Race:
Keeping pace with the leaders are Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), who thrashed Kisumu 64-10 at the Kisumu Polytechnic. The “Bankers” displayed clinical finishing, scoring nine tries through Festus Shiasi, Lionel Anjeliti, Felix Ojoo, Austin Sikutwa (2), Vincent Onyala, William Opaka, James Ochieng, and a penalty try.
Kisumu managed a lone penalty in response, highlighting the gulf in class between the two sides. This emphatic win ensures KCB remain within striking distance of Kabras Sugar in the title race.
Mwamba Maintain Resurgence with Third Straight Win:
After a shaky start to the season, Mwamba seem to have found their footing, claiming their third consecutive victory with a 27-7 triumph over Strathmore Leos.
Following impressive wins over Catholic Monks and Nondies, Mwamba continued their momentum against the Leos, showcasing their newfound defensive solidity and attacking flair.
This winning streak has propelled them up the standings and serves as a warning to their upcoming opponents.
Other Notable Matches:
- Impala Saracens edged out Nakuru 25-23 in a close encounter.
- Nondies edged out Blak Blad 22-18 in a thrilling match.
- Homeboyz registered a comfortable 33-15 victory over Ulinzi Stars.
The Kenya Cup competition heats up next weekend with several crucial matches on the cards. Kabras Sugar will face a stern test against Homeboyz, while KCB lock horns with Impala Saracens in a potential title decider.
Mwamba will look to extend their winning streak against Blak Blad, and all eyes will be on Nakuru as they seek to bounce back against Kisumu.
With the top of the table tightly contested and several teams vying for playoff positions, the next round of matches promises to be an exciting affair for Kenyan rugby fans.