Saturday 3rd of December saw the prestigious Kenya Cup go into match-day 5. The most anticipated match of the weekend was definitely the Ngong road derby. Resolution Impala Saracens hosted neighbours SportPesa Quins at the Impala grounds. Impala had not beaten Quins in their last two fixtures and were out to seek revenge or consolation at the very least.
This was not to be as Quins skinned their opponents 28-10 to return to the top of the Kenya Cup log. The SportPesa sponsored outfit got points from Herman Humwa’s first half brace and Patrice Agunda’s second half touch down, Kevin Keegan adding two conversions and three penalties while the Sarries got their points through Duncan Ekasi’s try, Quinto Ongo adding a conversion and penalty.
In Kakamega, the current champions Kabras Sugar were unsuccessful in their quest to finally beat rivals KCB. This was the fourth time that they were attempting to overpower the bankers. Kabras were unable to touch down even once in the game but the nail-biting fixture was nothing short of action packed as the final score ended in a 15-15 stalemate.
Strathmore Leos have a reason to celebrate after managing a first win of the 2016/17 Kenya Cup campaign. Emphatically so as they mauled Nondescripts 43-10. Alex Olaba, Brian Nyikuli, Churchill Ooko, John Oduk and Dominc Wendo scored for Strathmore with Eugene Nzioka sending in the extras. Yet again, Biko Adema’s form in question as he missed both conversions after the tries.
Mwamba RFC look to have recovered from their dismal start to the Kenya Cup season. The made it two wins in as many matches with a 51-8 thrashing of Mean Machine on Saturday. Mwamba ran nine tries plus four conversions against Machine’s sole try and a penalty. Bridgen Anditi scored a hat-trick, Collins Injera and Greg Odhiambo a brace each while Humphrey Kayange and Alex Aturo were also on target.
Another team that bounced back this weekend was Menengai Cream Homeboyz. The deejays bounced back from that ever so close loss to Impala last weekend. Blak Blad head coach Michael ‘Tank’ Otieno left without even saying a word to his players after the 43-11 full-time score at the Kenyatta University grounds.
The final match of the day was also played in Western Kenya at the Kakamega show ground where Western Bulls hosted Top Fry Nakuru. Nakuru had gone into the match from two defeats after losing to KCB and Kabras Sugar and their bouncing back was a misery to Western Bulls who have now lost four in five matches. 41-10 was the final score.
Match Day 6
Saturday 10 December 2016
Strathmore Leos v Menengai Cream Homeboyz – 2.00pm, Railway Club
Blak Blad v Kenya Harlequin – 4.00pm, Kenyatta University
Nondescripts v Resolution Impala Saracens – 4.00pm, Jamhuri Park
KCB v Western Bulls – 4.00pm, KCB Sports Club
Mean Machine v Kabras Sugar -4.00pm, UoN
Mwamba v Top Fry Nakuru – 4.15pm, Railway Club