Kenya Cup final Preview : KCB vs Kabras


Kenya Cup defending Champions Kabras will be seeking to defend the Kenya Cup title that they won last season when they face KCB at KCB sports Club on Saturday 22 April evening.
It will be Kabras third straight appearance in the final and they will be facing KCB for the second time in the final, the first final meeting was in their debut season where they lost 27-3.
Kabras has failed to beat KCB in the last five meetings and the closest they have come to beat the Bankers was earlier this season when they played to a 15-15 draw at Kakamega Showground.
Previous Kenya Cup meetings
KCB 22-17 Kabras
Kabras 15-15 KCB
KCB 40-15 Kabras
KCB 27-3 Kabras (2015 final)
Kabras 3-13 KCB
KCB
The Bankers will be in search of the fifth Kenya Cup win this weekend. They beat Kabras in 2015 to bring to an end eight years of wait for the title. Other Kenya Cup wins were in 2005, 2006, 2007.
KCB beat Kenya Harlequins 19-12 to reach the finals, It was after an 25-18 win over Mwamba, 29-26 over Kenya Harlequins, a 27-24 loss to Impala and a 27-8 win over Nondies and finished s avoid the playoff.
Kabras
The Sugarmen are in search of the second Kenya Cup and they are just three years old in Kenya’s top flight competition. They beat Homeboyz, a team they had struggled against in the past competition to book the final spot.
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In the previous four matches they managed to see off Impala 21-18 in the playoffs, relegated their neighbors Western Bulls after a 30-14 win in Kakamega, narrowly beat Impala 29-26 and lost to Quins 19-13.
Players to watch
KCB will be banking on experienced Kenya 7s captain Andrew Amonde to do the donkey job for them. Darwin Mukdiza who has been instrumental for the Bankers in the last few season will be required to extend his fine form to this match.
Kabras have Philip Wokarach back to their squad and they will hoping his prowess at the back will help them crack KCB defence. The Sugarmen will be also hoping that Fijian halfback Jone Kubu who impressed during last year’s final will once again rise to the occasion.
Coaches
Curtis Olago the head coach of KCB and Anthony Ogot who coaches Kabras Sugar are not new to each other as they are former players of KCB rugby.
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