The 2017/18 Kenya Cup season got underway last Saturday with five matches taking place across different venues.
At the Impala Club,debuntants Timothy Makiya and Michael Gitau propelled Impala Saracens to a routine win over returning Mombasa RFC,the Sarries earning a winning bonus point which sees them top the standings after match day one.
Former Champions Nakuru RFC were also in a class of their own,pummeling newcomers Kisii RFC with a 45-15 scoreline at the Suguta Valley.Tries by Monate Akuei(brace),Phillip Kwame and Geoffey Ominde saw Wanyore’s new coach Mitch Ocholla start his tenure at the side with a bonus point win.
Blad upsets Nondies
What was arguably the major upset of matchday one saw Kenyatta University side Blak Blad claim the scalp of Nondies for the first time in two seasons as they stunned the Jamhuri based side with an 8-0 result courtesy of Archadius Kwesa’s touchdown and Levy Amunga’s penalty kick.
Defending champions KCB got their campaign underway with a 27-0 win against Strathmore Leos at the Ruaraka Sports Club courtesy of doubles by Arthur Owira and Collins Wanjala.It was always going to be difficult for the students who travelled without their key duo of Elkeans Musonye and Alex Olaba as KCB controlled proceedings for the better part of the duel.
Kabras fightback to beat Mwamba
Kabras against Mwamba in Kakamega was arguably the match of the weekend as Kulabu raced to an early lead at the Kakamega showgrounds seeking to stun Charles Cardovillis in his first assignment at the Sugarmillers.A Fabian Olando and Aluda Beda-inspired Kabras would however mount a strong comeback in the second half to claim the win.Despite going down,Kevin Wambua’s charges will be contented with the losing bonus point.
Homeboyz and Sportpesa Quins were not in action on the opening weekend as their match was postponed to Tuesday,28 November.