Kenya Cup defending Champions KCB RFC have had a good run, registering 19 wins in all competitions in 15s version in this calendar year.
10 of the wins came in Kenya Cup 2016/17 season, two in the Enterprise Cup, three in the Floodies. They have made their intention to defend the Kenya Cup title clear by winning all the opening four games in the 2017/18 season. (against Strathmore Leos, Kisii, Blad and Nakuru ).
They have scored 157 points in four Kenya Cup matches in the 2017/18 season and have let in 37 points (which makes them the meanest side in Kenya Cup so far). Their last loss in a competitive 15s match came in March 2017 where they fell to Impala 27-24.
The Bankers kicked off the year with a 28-10 victory over Nakuru in a Kenya Cup match staged at Nakuru Athletic Club on January 14. The side then went on to register a four match unbeaten run, beating Mean Machine, Kabras, Blak Blad. The four matches saw them score 217 points and concede 42 points. Homeboyz RFC would end their fine by handing them a 33-24 defeat at KCB Sports Club.
Curtis Olago’s charges managed to pick up themselves from the loss beating Nondies but Impala Saracens handed them the second loss of the year as they met at the Impala Grounds on match day 15. More victories against Quins, Mwamba saw the Ruaraka based side finish second on the Kenya Cup standings, this gave them a direct entry in the Kenya Cup Semis.
Darwin Mukidza would score four penalties to add on Moses Amusala converted try to overcome Quins 19-12 and made a return to Kenya Cup finals. In the finals the Bankers dismissed kabras 36-8 to reclaim the title they last won in the 2014/15. The win also took their tally of Kenya Cup titles to five.
The side’s success story continued as they gored Blak Blad 48-6 before edging Kabras 27-23 to win the Enterprise Cup. It was their third straight Enterprise Cup. With the Kenya Cup title and the Enterprise Cup in their cabinet the side took their preseason tour to South Africa and they got a chance to face Western Province development side that handed them a 40-5 beating.
KCB however had a slow start in the shorter version of the game. They failed to go past the group stages at Driftwood 7s. A rise was witnessed at Kabeberi as they went on to finish fifth. Their curve kept on rising and they beat Nakuru 29-5 for at the Prinsloo 7s tournament and added another trophy to their cabinet.
At Christie 7s, they dropped to sixth, rose to fifth at Sepetuka and finished second at Dala 7s. The side led by former Kenya 7s international Dennis Mwanja finished at position four on the National 7s standings after picking 86 points from the six tournaments.
KCB final triumph in the 2017 came at the Impala floodlit Tournament, they narrowly beat host Impala in the finals. En route to the finals, they needed Kennedy Moseti’s drop goal to eliminate Homeboyz while in the quarters they beat Kisii 20-14.
They have been nominated among best teams in year 2017and their head coach Curtis Olago will be chasing the best coach of the year in the SOYA awards.
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