The 2017/18 Kenya Cup will enter match day two this weekend and six clubs will be seeking to register the second consecutive win this season while the other six will be hoping to bounce back from day one defeats.

Kisii vs KCB 

This will be the first Kenya Cup meeting between defending champions KCB and Kisii. Kisii has however had a test against the Bankers at the  floodlit tournament where they narrowly went down 20-14.

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Being the first home match this season for Kisii, they will be keen to impress. TheY started off their Kenya Cup campaign with a 45-15 loss to Nakuru RFC at the Nakuru Athletic Club.
KCB kicked off their title defence by beating Strathmore Leos 27-0. Curtis Olago’s charges will be out to register the second straight win of the season as they play at Gusii Stadium.
Kabras vs Strathmore Leos
For a second time in a row this season, Kabras will be playing at their backyard, Kakamega Showground and this time round they will be hosting Strathmore Leos. When they faced off last season Kabras emerged winners with a 35-17 scoreline.
Kabras boss Charles Cardovillis will be hoping to see the side fight as they did in the opening clash against Mwamba. A superb second half performance saw the Sugarmen beat Mwamba 29-22. He will however hope to avoid conceding early like they did in their opener.Leos on the other hand travel to Kakamega with a target of picking a positive result. They will be in search of their first win in Kakamega against Kabras in four visits.
Homeboyz vs Nondies
Last season, tight clashes were witnessed as these two sides clashed. Homeboyz toiled to pick a 17-5 win which saw them end Nondies’ dominance in this tie. The two sides then played to a 28 all draw in the return clash.
This season, Nondies opening clash was a lose to Blak Blad and they will be keen to rise up to the ocassion in the Jamhuri derby. Their opponents Homeboyz stated that their target is to win all their Kenya Cup ties in 2017. They fought hard to register a 41-39 win over Kenya Harlequins on Tuesday. Having played a very intense match on Tuesday the side will have less time to rest and prepare but must be ready to avoid an upset.
Mwamba vs Impala
Impala beat Mwamba 40-33 when they met in the Kenya Cup tie last season. This season the clash comes on matchday two a time that Mwamba is seeking to bounce back from day one loss to Kabras RFC. Kevin Wambua’s side will be eager to avoid second straight defeat in Kenya Cup.
On day one, Impala drubbed returning Mombasa RFC 48-0 and the big win sent them top of the Kenya Cup standings with five points. Frank Ndong’ will be aiming stay top after the clash.
Kenya Harlequins vs Nakuru RFC
Nakuru’s visit to RFUEA Grounds last season saw the former Kenya Cup Champions succumb to a 33-14 defeat. This weekend they come up against a wounded Quins who will be in search of the first league win of the season after going down 41-39  in the opener against Homeboyz.
Second placed Nakuru RFC kicked of their campaign with a 45-15 victory over newbies Kisii RFC at Nakuru Athletic Club. Mitch Ocholla will travel to Nairobi with a dream of extending their victory to two matches in a row.
Mombasa vs Blak Blad
The sides last met in 2014/15 season.Blak Blad claimed a 31-13 win from the clash. Mombasa received a harsh welcome to Kenya Cup this season, losing 48-0 to Impala Saracens in opener. In the 2014/15 season the side failed to register a win their top flight games. They will be hoping to make the home advantage count as they host the students of Kenyatta University.
Blad will be chasing for the second straight win having narrowly edged Nondies on match day one.

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